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Liz Phair, Jon Spencer, Yo La Tengo Star in Spoof TV Show ‘What’s Up Matador’ [WATCH]

Matador Records has shared the spoof kids' TV show, What's Up Matador, that accompanied the 1997 double CD/LP compilation of the same title. While the audio component of the bundle--which featured cuts from Spoon, Pavement, Cat Power, Superchunk and ...

10 Bands That Broke Up In 2014: Danity Kane, The Allman Brothers Band, Death Grips, And More

Unless you're the Rolling Stones, no band can last forever, and in 2014 we lost plenty of wonderful bands. Some split up due to internal differences, while others felt like they had done all they could do artistically. Here are 10 bands that broke up ...

6 Albums Made of Scrapped, Unused Songs: The Rolling Stones, Bruce Springsteen, Neil Young and More

Tomorrow, Tuesday, Oct. 7, Fleetwood Mac's Stevie Nicks will be releasing her eighth solo album "24 Karat Gold — Songs from the Vault," which consists of songs Nicks had written over the last 40 years but never recorded. She is far from the only ...

9 Bands That Have Broken Up More Than Once: Simon & Garfunkel, The Velvet Underground, And More

Yesterday, Sept. 18, the very sad news broke that Ohio indie rock legends Guided By Voices had suddenly broken-up and canceled their upcoming tour dates. This is second time the group has split (the first split occurred back in 2004), which isn't all ...

Guided By Voices Disband, Cancel Tour

"Guided By Voices has come to an end," a statement on the band's site reads. "With 4 years of great shows and six killer albums, it was a hell of a comeback run."

Modest Mouse, Tears For Fears To Play 'Project Pabst' Festival In Portland

It seems as though Pabst Blue Ribbon beer has finally accepted its place in American indie culture with the announcement of Project Pabst, a three-day music festival in Portland, Oregon. The festival will take place across various venues in Portland ...

12 Song Titles That Feature Another Artist's Name: Chuck Berry, Led Zeppelin, And More

When new bands are trying to think of what to call themselves, they'll often turn to song titles of bands they like for inspiration. However, these twelve artists did just the opposite: use another artist's name in a song title.

Guided By Voices' "Bee Thousand": 20 Songs Ranked

Twenty years ago today (June 21), Ohio indie rock band Guided By Voices released its breakthrough album Bee Thousand, a majestic 37-minute collage of psychedelic power pop that set the stage for lo-fi music. Here are the album's 20 songs ranked, from ...

6 Great Albums That Are Front-Loaded: Talking Heads, St. Vincent, And More

Sequencing an album is a tricky process. If you place all of the weakest songs at the beginning, the listeners might not make it to the end. If you place all of your best songs at the beginning, however, the rest of the album is going to be ...

6 Albums Intended To Be The Artist's Last: R.E.M., Jay-Z, and more

It's not very often that an artist or band can plan its final album. Most of the time, the band unexpectedly splits, or someone unexpectedly passes away, turning its most recent album into its last, even if it wasn't meant to be. However, these six ...

6 Artists Who Switched Over to Indie Labels: Weezer, Neil Young, And More

A common career trajectory for a musician is to sign with an independent label, and if they're lucky enough, they'll catch the attention of a major label and get signed a lucrative deal. However, some artists don't find the major label life to be ...

8 Songs Written About Other Musicians: Nirvana, Nick Cave, and more

A vast majority of musicians write about things that they either love or hate, whether it means certain places, politics, or even other musicians. Here are eight songs written about other musicians.

7 Song Mistakes That Were Intentionally Left In: The Beatles, R.E.M., and more

The beauty of recording is that you can delete all of the mistakes until you have a perfect song, but any good musicians will tell you that sometimes, mistakes are the most interesting parts of a song. Here are seven great songs with mistakes that ...

8 Albums Missing from Rolling Stone's Best of '94: Morrissey, Pulp and more

Rolling Stone recently wrote a list of the 40 best alternative albums of 1994, and while they included a ton of excellent albums (Parklife, Weezer’s Blue Album, Dookie), I also noticed that a ton of classics were missing as well (and replaced by ...

5 Musicians Who Pointlessly Went Solo

There are plenty of good reasons for an artist to release a solo album. Maybe their band broke up, or maybe they want to write some songs in a different style. However, sometimes musicians go ahead and release solo music that could have been easily ...

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