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Nick Cave and Warren Ellis find themselves amid Carnage.

Nick Cave and Warren Ellis find themselves amid Carnage. theguardian.com Last Thursday, Nick Cave and Warren Ellis dropped their first official non-soundtrack album collaboration. The (sort of) surprise release was teased via Cave’s Q&A blog The Red Hand Files back in January. It’s the first release of wholly new material from Cave since 2019’s Ghosteen...

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Fall 2020 Album Preview: The Best Albums Heading Your Way This Fall

Fall 2020 Album Preview: The Best Albums Heading Your Way This Fall “Prepare for an onslaught of creative output!!”. That was the shred of positivity thrown around by music industry observers when the pandemic hit and artists were plucked from their tour buses and forced to stay at home and let their minds wander. This...

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Lockdown Get-Down Week 5: Festivals Continue Online To Keep the Summer Bright

[metaslider id=14386] Lockdown Get-Down Week 5: Festivals Continue Online To Keep the Summer Bright Well, it’s officially festival season but most of the world is, unfortunately, still in quarantine season. But for a few possibilities in Europe, projections in the US say huge gatherings may not get going again until fall 2021. While no actual...

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Lockdown Get-Down Week 4: Get Your Online Fun for the Last Week of April Here!

[metaslider id=14323] Lockdown Get-Down Week 4: Get Your Online Fun for the Last Week of April Here! For most of us in the western world, the quarantine has been in effect for at least six weeks, and unfortunately more and more festivals and events have had to postpone or cancel. Some bands and promoters are...

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Lockdown Get-Down Week 3: Your Selection of Music, Art and More as We Stay Behind Closed Doors

[metaslider id=14055] We’re back after a few technical difficulties for the third edition of Lockdown Get-Down! More fun fanfare comes to us this week with lots of musical livestreams as well as a few comedy picks. Be sure to check out our first two episodes of Lockdown Get-down below as well, as many of the...

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Pearl Jam find both breakthrough moments and moments of complacency on Gigaton

Pearl Jam find both breakthrough moments and moments of complacency on Gigaton The general listening public tends to have a certain idea of what it means to take a long time to make a record. Usually, it’s imagined that the band is in there chipping away day in and day out at the same dozen...

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Lockdown Get-Down For Week of March 28, 2020: More Music, Art and Lessons to Enrich Your Indoor Sitch

[metaslider id=13808]Last week, IMP introduced our Lockdown Get-Down series with lists each week of fun, online and at-home art and music-related things we can do during these more isolated times. Be sure to check last week’s list, as quite a few of those things are ongoing. This week, in addition to lots of livestreams by...

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Nine Inch Nails continue to build their rich instrumental legacy with Ghosts V-VI

Nine Inch Nails devotees have been well aware of Trent Reznor’s prowess in the field of instrumental music for decades, long before his recent Grammy-winning stint scoring film. Between the furious buzzsaw eruptions of the industrial rock tracks led by his iconic bellow, the brilliant producer has managed to slip in some of his best...

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Concerts After Coronavirus: What happens to an industry built on large gatherings?

  So fun is cancelled for a while… Gatherings are banned which means the live music industry is closed for business and we’re all missing that luxury we took for granted, going to check out a show. Now thousands of musicians, professional and otherwise, have taken to their bathrooms and kitchens as a sort of...

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Lockdown Get-Down: Check Out All the Art, Music and Other Stuff You Can Do This Weekend

[metaslider id=13809]For many of us who have been self-isolating and now may be on mandatory quarantine, it’s been the ultimate Netflix and chill marathon. But even watching all the seasons of Friends in a row and contributing to the baby boom that will inevitably happen this December can get boring. Despite being one of the hardest...

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