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Chance The Rapper Isn’t A Blueprint for Indie Artists.

Many good things, but no playbook for indies.

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In Memoriam 2016

A tribute to some of music’s finest.

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The Year in Mainstream

12 Albums from the 12 Months of the Year that Was

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Top 8 Kiwi Guitar Tracks of 2016

Thank you, New Zealand.

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Top 13 Gifts For Music Lovers

It’s beginning to look a lot like… you need more gifts!

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Divining Pod: Top 10 Podcasts of 2016

Top 10 Podcasts

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Top 10 Music Videos of 2016

As told by Justin Hernandez

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Tredici Bacci Rolls Out Imaginary Cinematic Masterpiece in Amore Per Tutti

“Everyone went into the studio and played their fucking asses off.”

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Cursive at O’Leaver’s Fest 2016: Beer, Midwestern Emo, and Nebraska Politics

There’s something special about seeing your favorite band in a tiny bar in their hometown.

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On Hip-Hop’s Intersection of Colorism and Misogyny

“Black features, not Black women.”

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Glass Animals, Local Natives, and the Double Edged Sword of Alternative-Indie

Sounding good isn’t enough anymore to be both alternative and indie.

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Marty Hillard of Ebony Tusks Talks Rapping At Age 11, Hurdles In Music

“I used to go to rap shows and have panic attacks.”

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Erik Phillips of Cat Be Damned Discusses Daydreams in a Roach Motel, Introversion

It can be hard being quiet.

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KONGOS: Live Music, Citizenship, & A Message

They loved the idea of the Tokoloshe, of foreign superstition.

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After Tragedy, Tour Mates Pity Sex, PWR BTTM, and Petal Respond Through Music

When an entire community and its allies are speechless with grief, what does it mean for musicians to step on stage and force themselves to speak?