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Adam Theisen: Why ‘Rocky Horror’ Wouldn’t Work If It Weren’t A Musical

BY ADAM THEISEN

Music brings us together like that. There’s a reason so many couples are brought together by one person inviting the other to dance. Music gives us a shared ecstasy that opens new doors of friendship, love and camaraderie.

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Sam Hunt takes pop misstep on 'Montevallo'

MCA Nashville

BY GREGORY HICKS

It’s not uncommon for an up-and-comer with an enormous fanbase to be bold, but don’t cross the line for a debut record. Stop throwing house parties and go find a honky tonk.

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The Flaming Lips' 'Sgt. Pepper's' reboot embarrasses original

Warner Bros.

BY MELINA GLUSAC

So what happens when The Flaming Lips take one of the most iconic rock albums of all time, hailed as a masterpiece by many-a-critic, and put it through a kaleidoscope of alien-techo-post-apocalyptic trash?

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Taylor Swift makes a glorious transition to pop with '1989'

Big Machine

BY GIBSON JOHNS

To be sure, Swift’s in-your-face approach to her newfound pop persona works tremendously well. Throughout 1989 we hear a Taylor Swift that is more confident, bold and self-aware than ever before.

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Music Video Review: Childish Gambino ruins the Hawaii fantasy

Glassnote

BY YARDAIN AMRON

Jeep joyrides, smoothies, treehouses, sexy tattoos, bonfires, swims with sea-lions: the typical Hawaii fantasy.

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Kina Grannis gives a thoughtful, passionate show at the Blind Pig

BY AMRUTHA SIVAKUMAR

As the show progressed, the audience pushed through the corners of the Blind Pig to see Grannis up-close. And as Grannis’s voice cut deeper and deeper through the band, the crowd nudged closer.

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Music Pirates Anonymous

BY YARDAIN AMRON

Hi, my name is Skyler and I’m a music pirate addict.

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The B-side

Herb David: Crafting Ann Arbor's musical legacy

He's made guitars for Eric Clapton, Sonic Youth, the Byrds and Jerry Garcia, hung out with Bob Dylan, Joni Mitchell, Iggy Pop and Jimi Hendrix and lived near the center of Ann Arbor's once-blossoming countercultural music scene. He's also one of the country's best instrument maker and he lives right around the corner.

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