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Radiohead – A Moon Shaped Pool

Radiohead fall into the pseudo-deified class of bands hailed as musical geniuses. Famous for their eclectic, ground-breaking musical arrangements and stunning vocal talent, the beacons for the misunderstood headed by Thom Yorke have decades of success, industry respect and strangeness associated with their image. Unfortunately for bands with such stellar credentials, the curse of astronomical expectation hangs heavy. Two weeks ago the band flew off the grid, erasing their social media presence online and…
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Coachella and Stagecoach Veterans Display Brilliance on New Albums

My recent treks to the Coachella and Stagecoach festivals reminded me yet again about the never-ending joy of musical discovery. In this column I feature the latest albums from several artists I caught in Indio this year, as well as masterworks from Coachella 2012 headliner Radiohead and Stagecoach 2012 standout the Jayhawks.
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Radiohead’s Spectre is the Song We Wish We Heard in the Movie

December 2015 was rife with anticipation for the new Star Wars movie. Lovers of the franchise were beside themselves with excitement to the point that Christmas was reduced to playing second fiddle as a holiday. Yet amongst the hype, an actual Christmas miracle occurred. Thom Yorke assumed the role of Saint Nic himself and dropped a present into the lap of the music…
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8 Awesome Animated Music Videos to Inspire or Terrify Your Inner Child

Whether your eating you’re eating your cereal in front of the TV before school or too hungover to get off the couch on Sunday morning, cartoons play an integral role in getting us ready for the world outside. The irony of that is not lost on us. Fantastical adventures of space and furry critters seems like the most removed you can be from the real world. However…
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20 Years of Radiohead

Radiohead released their debut album, Pablo Honey, 20 years ago in February 1993. Since then, they’ve achieved their own low-key megastardom. What makes Radiohead so very special? I first listened to Radiohead via “Creep.” Sure, I’d heard them before but “Creep” was when I really listened. On its second single release – it flopped first time – it became an alt.rock smash on both sides of the Atlantic. Dramatic and dynamic, with outrageous guitar tones, it hit a nerve with the grunge generation looking for…
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Radiohead and Other Lives Dazzle in Glendale, Arizona

Talk about a one-two punch. On a magical night at Jobing.com Arena in Arizona, both Radiohead and Other Lives delivered performances as magical as they were memorable. What made the double-bill on March 15 even more special was the groundbreaking approach to music making that had the near-capacity crowd cheering unfamiliar material with the enthusiasm of a audience cheering greatest hits at a Bruce Springsteen or Sir Paul stop. Even from our seats located a good…
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