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Friday, March 25, 2016 - 2:32pm

Hey, kids! Remember last summer when we released the limited-edition vinyl box set featuring all of the albums released by The Replacements during their tenure on Twin/Tone Records? Sure you do! And now it’s time for us to release a similar set for the studio albums they issued whilst on Sire Records!

Can you guess what it’s going to be called? That’s right: The Sire Years!

Friday, March 18, 2016 - 10:34am
When word got out that Ethan Hawke would be starring in a new movie about Chet Baker, the reaction about the same as it is whenever anyone gets cast in a film about someone who actually existed: some people were excited, some people were annoyed. Based on the reaction to Born to be Blue when it was screened at South by Southwest, however, it seems like the end result has been better than anyone could’ve hoped: at the end of the film, the audience leapt to their feet and gave Hawke a standing ovation.
Friday, March 18, 2016 - 10:21am

It’s that time again: there’s a new release from a-ha.

Given how hugely successful the Norwegian trio remains around the world, it’s always a little amusing to think about how many Americans still view them as only having a couple of hits. In fact, the band just celebrated their 30th anniversary last year, releasing a new album, Cast in Steel, their 10th full-length studio effort to date.

Friday, March 11, 2016 - 4:29pm
It’s a rare band that can successfully escape the tag of “new wave” to become full-fledged rock legends, but such is the case with The Cars, who hit the Top 40 in 1978 with their now-iconic single “Just What I Needed” and would do so a dozen more times before calling it quits in 1988.
Wednesday, March 9, 2016 - 1:42pm
Ornette Coleman would’ve been 86 today, and he’s particularly missed this year because it’s the first time we’ve had to celebrate the day without him. When Coleman passed away on June 11, 2015, there was an outpouring from his fans, many of whom – as you might reasonably expect – were fellow musicians, about how much he meant to them both as a musician and as a person. Below you’ll see remarks from five of those folks, and you can tell that each remark, no matter how long or short it may be, is filled with love of the man and his music.