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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]

Buzz 09:04AM EDT

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

Danity Kane

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

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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 in 2014.READ MORE

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

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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 artist, however, to release an album of unused songs. Here are six more albums made up of scrapped songs:READ MORE

Simon & Garfunkel

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

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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 that uncommon. Here are nine other bands that have broken up twice, or even more times.READ MORE

Guided By Voices

Guided By Voices Disband, Cancel Tour

Genres 20:31PM EDT

"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."READ MORE

Isaac Brock of Modest Mouse

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

Genres 16:25PM EDT

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 from September 26-28 and will feature sets from Modest Mouse (who are based in Portland), Tears For Fears, Guided By Voices, and Violent Femmes. The Wu-Tang Clan's GZA is also scheduled to appear, and will be performing his 1995 solo album Liquid Swords in its entirety.READ MORE

Chuck Berry

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

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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.READ MORE

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

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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 weakest to best.READ MORE

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

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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 disappointing. Here are six great albums whose track listings were front-loaded, with all of the best songs in the beginning.READ MORE

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

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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 albums were actually recorded with the intention of being the artist's last. Whether or not the artist actually kept this promise, though, is another story.READ MORE

Hint: 'Weezer' is somewhere on this list.

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

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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 very satisfying, and choose to take a step back by signing with an indie label. Here are six major label artists who switched over to indie labels.READ MORE

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

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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.READ MORE

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

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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 were intentionally left in.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

5 Musicians Who Pointlessly Went Solo

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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 been released with their band. Here are five musicians who didn't need to go solo.READ MORE

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