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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

Jeff Tweedy performs onstage during day 2 of the 2013 Bonnaroo Music & Arts Festival

Pickathon 2016 Lineup: Jeff Tweedy, Yo La Tengo, Beach House Headline

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Pickathon is one of the most beloved festivals by fans and artists in the rock and folk communities, and the Oregon-based three-day concert continues that tradition with another stacked lineup for 2016. On Tuesday (Jan. 19), Pickathon revealed its full roster, including Wilco frontman Jeff Tweedy, Yo La Tengo, Beach House, The Oh Hellos, Dan Deacon and more.READ MORE

The National

The National Detail Grateful Dead Album Featuring Vampire Weekend, The War On Drugs, Bon Iver

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The National discuss work on the band's follow-up to 2013's Trouble Will Find Me and working with Vampire Weekend, The War On Drugs, Bon Iver and many more artists on a new compilation of Grateful Dead covers, according to a new in-depth feature in Stereogum.READ MORE

Yo La Tengo

Yo La Tengo Announces 2016 Tour in Support of New Album 'Stuff Like That There'

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Yo La Tengo is currently in the middle of an extensive acoustic tour in North America, but the prolific jam band has already announced its 2016 tour dates. Fresh off the release of its new album Stuff Like That There, on Monday (Nov. 9), Yo La Tengo announced a string of live shows for the new year.READ MORE

Ira Kaplan plays with Yo La Tengo

Yo La Tengo Covers The Cure, Hank Williams and The Parliaments on New Album [LISTEN]

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Yo La Tengo, one of America's most seminal and longest lasting rock groups ever, is back again with a new album of covers titled 'Stuff Like That There' featuring covers of iconic groups such as The Cure, Hank Williams and The Parliaments. The album is available today on NPR First Listen ahead of its official release set to drop Aug. 28.READ MORE

The Jesus and Mary Chain - 'Psychocandy' (1985)

The Jesus and Mary Chain Announce North American Tour For 'Psychocandy' 30th Anniversary [FULL SCHEDULE]

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Scottish noise pop pioneers The Jesus and Mary Chain have announced a string of North American tour dates in support of the 30th anniversary of their classic debut album Psychocandy. According to Pitchfork, the North American leg of the tour kicks off on May 1 in Toronto, and finishes up on May 16 in San Francisco, with a stop at the Austin Psych Fest in Austin, Texas on May 9. Fans living on the East Coast are out of luck though, unless they want to drive all the way to Toronto or Detroit.READ MORE

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8 Christmas Songs By Unexpected Artists: Pink Floyd, Kanye West, And More

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Christmas music is typically the territory of Christian artists, country singers, or pop singers looking for a quick cash-in between proper studio albums (though that doesn't mean these cash-ins can't be great). However, there have been some strange cases where artists in other genres, such as rap, metal, and indie rock, have tried their hand at Christmas music as well. Here are eight Christmas songs or albums from unexpected artists.READ MORE

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8 Albums That End With Jam Sessions: Nirvana, George Harrison And More

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Placing a lengthy jam session or free improv in the middle of an album can often ruin its flow, but these artists realized that these loose, free-flowing tracks would be most effective when placed at the end of an album. Here are eight albums that end with jam sessions.READ MORE

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7 Artists Who Recorded Tribute Albums To Other Artists: The Supremes, Scarlett Johansson, And More

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Countless artists have recorded cover albums over the years, from Rod Stewart to Yo La Tengo to Rage Against the Machine, but those albums typically feature an assortment of songs by many different artists. These seven artists, however, recorded cover albums featuring songs by just one artist.READ MORE

Ira Kaplan performing with Yo La Tengo in 2010

Yo La Tengo to Reissue 'Painful,' Announce 30th Anniversary Shows [FULL SCHEDULE]

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New Jersey rockers Yo La Tengo have big plans for their upcoming 30th anniversary, including anniversary shows and a reissue of their 1993 album "Painful."READ MORE

The Simpsons

7 Artists Influenced By The Simpsons: Fall Out Boy, Les Claypool, And More

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To celebrate FXX's massive "Every Simpsons Ever" marathon, which I will be watching as much of as I possibly can, I've compiled a list of some artists who have been influenced by The Simpsons in some way, whether it's through their band name, a song title, or even the name of their home studio.READ MORE

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8 Albums That End With Cover Songs: R.E.M., CCR, And More

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A cover song within an album's tracklist is usually a fun little detour, but some artists have chosen to end an entire album on these little detours, which makes them feel more significant than they would otherwise. Here are eight albums that close out with cover songs.READ MORE

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14 Albums That End With Their Longest Song: Bruce Springsteen, Weezer, And More

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Long songs can be tricky for an artist to deal with. They can't really be released as singles, but they also run the risk of ruining the flow of an otherwise great album. These artists got around this problem by placing their extremely long songs at the end of their album.READ MORE

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9 Albums That Open With Instrumentals: Simon & Garfunkel, Modest Mouse And More

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Last week I wrote about albums that end on instrumental tracks, which I described as sort of epilogues to the album's narrative structure. If ending an album on an instrumental is an epilogue, opening with one must be a prologue, a way to ease the listener in. Here are nine albums that open with instrumental tracks.READ MORE

George Harrison

15 Song Titles That Describe The Music: George Harrison, Gorillaz, And More

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Anyone who writes music can tell you that when a song is first written, it's usually given a boring descriptive title such as "Punk Song in A" or "Song With Slide Guitar" to remind the writer of how it goes. However, sometimes an actual title never comes along, and these descriptive working titles end up in the final tracklisting. Here are 15 song titles that describe the music.READ MORE

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