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Bill Boggs Hosting What's Up Matador

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

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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 Guided By Voices among others--has garnered a cult status among collectors, the Bill Boggs-hosted infomercial-esque show featuring cameos from Liz Phair, Jon Spencer and Yo La Tengo members among others has only made it's way to the internet now. Watch below.READ MORE

Stephen Colbert and Paul Simon

Paul Simon and Stephen Colbert Perform 'Me and Julio Down By the Schoolyard' on Late Show

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When the first week of guests were announced for "The Late Show with Stephen Colbert," there was a lot of speculation as to whom the mysterious Paul Simon tribute band, Troubled Waters, could be. Turns out it was Simon himself accompanied by a whistling Colbert performing "Me And Julio Down By The Schoolyard."READ MORE

John Lennon

11 Songs Where The Artists Refers To Themselves By Name: John Lennon, R.E.M., And More

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It's common for an artist to write an autobiographical song, but some artists take it to another level by actually referring to themselves, or one of their bandmates, by name in the song lyrics. Here are eleven songs where the artist does just that.READ MORE

Pavement

5 Great Bands With A Non-Instrumental Member: Pavement, King Crimson, And More

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Most rock bands have a guitarist or two, a bassist, a drummer, and maybe a keyboardist, but some bands recruit people for more unconventional jobs. These five bands have official members that play unusual instruments, or sometimes no instrument at all.READ MORE

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8 Great Opening Tracks That Are Unlike The Rest Of The Album: Wilco, The Smiths, And More

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A good opening track should offer a captivating example of the rest of the album to come, but sometimes a song is chosen to open the album that doesn't sound anything like the other songs. Here are eight great opening tracks that are unlike the rest of the album.READ MORE

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8 Great Songs With Fake-Out Endings: The Beatles, Depeche Mode, and more

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Just like some movies have an extra scene after the end credits, some songs take a similarly experimental approach with their conclusions, by making the listeners think they've finished when they actually haven't. Here are eight great songs with fake-out endings.READ MORE

Wayne Coyne of The Flaming Lips performs at CBGB Festival Presents Amnesty International Concert

6 Great Alt-Rock Musicians Who Can't Sing: Wayne Coyne, J Mascis, and more

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One of the greatest things about punk and alternative music is its embrace of imperfection. Even though most alt-rock singers couldn't pass the first round of American Idol, their voices are often uniquely powerful and captivating. However, these six singers have voices that are too rough even for some alt-rock fans.READ MORE

Interpol

7 Alt-Rock Songs About The Artist's Hometown: Interpol, Blur, And More

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A huge part of a person's identity is based on the place where they come from, so it's inevitable that musicians are going to explore this idea in the songs they write. Here are seven alt-rock songs about the artist's hometown.READ MORE

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8 Classic Alt-Rock Albums and Their Original Titles: Green Day, Blur, and More

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Very few things in music are presented in their original, unedited forms. Songs, as well as albums, are often re-written and re-structured over and over again before they're finished, and this is often the case with artwork and titles as well. Here are eight classic alternative rock albums that weren't released under their original names.READ MORE

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7 Artists Who Could Have Been Sued for Plagiarism (But Weren't): The Smiths, Nirvana, and More

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Though there have been plenty of times when musicians were sued for plagiarizing one of their songs, this usually only happens when the song becomes a hit. Musicians steal from each other far more than you might think, and most of the time it isn't brought to court. Here are seven great artists who could have been sued for plagiarism, but weren't.READ MORE

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7 Artists Whose Best Song Isn't On Their Best Album: The Cure, Neil Young, and more

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When an artist has an album that's commonly accepted as their best, there's usually one song in there that's cited as their best as well ("God Only Knows" by the Beach Boys, "Born to Run" by Bruce Springsteen...). However, a lot of artists end up putting their best songs on an album that isn't actually their best. Here are seven artists who's best song isn't actually on their best album.READ MORE

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

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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 Korn and Bush, for some reason). Here are eight great albums from 1994 that Rolling Stone must have simply forgotten to add to their list.READ MORE

Led Zeppelin

Eight Totally Bizarre Guitar Solos: Led Zeppelin, Neil Young, and more

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The most renowned guitar solos in rock history are soaring and highly melodic, like David Gilmour’s ethereal passages in “Comfortably Numb,” or the epic guitar duel between Don Felder and Joe Walsh at the end of “Hotel California”. These eight solos listed here are way too strange to ever get such recognition, but they’re definitely worth checking out anyway.READ MORE

6 Great Bands with Unconventional Drumming: Pavement, the Velvet Underground, and more

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A drummer can either make or break a band. If they can't keep a beat, or if they play in a style that doesn't suit the songs, then the band as a whole will suffer. These six bands understood the importance of percussion, and dared to experiment with what unusual percussion could bring out in their music.READ MORE

Win Butler of The Arcade Fire

6 Pairs of Rival Artists That Would Make Great Music Together: Robert Smith & Morrissey, The Flaming Lips & Arcade Fire and more

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When Blur’s Damon Albarn revealed that he and Oasis’s Noel Gallagher had been talking about possibly recording together, we here at Music Times didn’t quite believe it was true. The two are notorious rivals, so working with one another seems like the last thing either one of them would want to do. This got me thinking about other artists who would never collaborate, but would probably make great work together if they did.READ MORE

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