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The SLIS 2017 Holiday Gift Guide: Music Box Sets

The SLIS 2017 Holiday Gift Guide: Music Box Sets–exploring the best deluxe editions, CD Box Sets and Vinyl reissues in alternative, classic rock, soundtracks and more. Well it’s that time again: to stuff yourself with turkey first, and then get prepared for your holiday shopping for Black Friday, Cyber Monday and beyond. And if you’re […]

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The Veldt ‘Thanks to the Moth and Areanna Rose’ Review

The Veldt ‘Thanks to the Moth and Areanna Rose’ Review: North American Shoegazers wow on new EP featuring contributions from Cocteau Twins Robin Guthrie and more.  “Soulgaze” pioneers The Veldt have had a flurry of activity in 2017, from the worldwide release of their 2016 Ep The Shocking Fuzz of Your Electric Fur: The Drake Equation […]

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World Destruction: 17 ’80s Songs About Nuclear War

World Destruction: 17 ’80s Songs About Nuclear War: with fears of nuclear war back in fashion, let’s look back at some Reagan-era rockers that helped soothe tensions the first time around.  The latest news have you a bit on edge? It’s understandable-we have two world leaders acting like toddlers, once again raising the plausible event […]

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Concert Review: The Revolution Celebrates Prince’s Legacy at ACL Live

Concert Review: The Revolution Celebrates Prince’s Legacy at ACL Live: reunited group pay tribute to their founder at Austin performance.    “Shall we begin? Yes Lisa.” Those infamous spoken word lyrics to Prince and The Revolution’s Computer Blue kicked off The Revolution’s set this weekend at Austin’s ACL Live. Prince’s legendary backing band have reunited and […]

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30 Albums Turning 30 in 2017: The Best Albums of 1987

30 Best Albums Turning 30 in 2017:  The Best Albums of 1987–our list of the greatest releases celebrating 30th anniversaries this year.  If you had to choose one year in the Reagan era for the best music, you’d be hard pressed to do better than 1987. Something clicked–the mainstream that had been over saturated with […]

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SLIS Holiday Gift Guide: Best 2016 Music Box Sets

SLIS Holiday Gift Guide: Best 2016 Music Box Sets: our picks for the best alternative, punk, metal and classic rock box sets, reissues, Blu-rays, deluxe vinyl and other music related items that make perfect holiday gifts for music lovers. Hard to believe it but the holiday are almost upon us. And with it comes the […]

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Dean Ween Talks New Solo Release ‘The Deaner Album’

Dean Ween Talks New Solo Release ‘The Deaner Album’: Dean Ween discusses solo debut in our exclusive interview. 2016 has proven a busy year for Dean Ween (Mickey Melchiondo). In addition to participating in the recent Ween reunion tour, he’s also prepping for the release of his first solo effort, The Deaner Album (out October 21st […]

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25 Best Albums From 1991: The Greatest Year In Music

25 Best Albums From 1991: the greatest and most revolutionary records from 25 years ago. Something was in the water in 1991: maybe it was the end of the Cold War, the start and end of the Persian Gulf War, the Rodney King beatings, a rejection of Reaganomics and the moral majority, but kids were ready for […]

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Albums Revisited: Prince’s ‘Around The World In A Day’ Turns 31

Albums Revisited: Prince’s ‘Around The World In A Day’ Turns 31: a look back on Prince’s underrated psychedelic opus. The world is still reeling from the death of Prince. While the cause of death is still unknown, the loss is a devastating blow to those of us who grew up listening to his music. But […]

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‘Controversy’: Remembering Prince’s ‘Darling Nikki’ and The PMRC

‘Controversy’: Remembering Prince’s ‘Darling Nikki’ and The PMRC: how Prince’s struggle of sinner vs. saint inflamed the moral majority during the Reagan era. Like many, I’m still in shock about Prince’s death last week. Only recently I eulogized David Bowie, an artist who changed the face of pop-culture. And Prince, an artist who certainly followed […]

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