Music

First Listen
10:03 pm
Sun August 24, 2014

First Listen: Sinkane, 'Mean Love'

Sinkane's new album, Mean Love, comes out Sept. 2.
Martine Carlson Courtesy of the artist

"You know I love you, but you're mean."

Here's one of those eternal refrains. Nobody owns it; it's been in the air since forever. Maybe it was initially uttered by a songwriter toiling deep in the Brill Building, or first sung by a girl group.

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First Listen
10:03 pm
Sun August 24, 2014

First Listen: Blonde Redhead, 'Barragán'

Blonde Redhead's new album, Barragán, comes out Sept. 2.
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You can't really apply just one catch-all adjective to the New York band Blonde Redhead, which just entered its third decade and will soon release its ninth album, Barragán. When it began, the group fit somewhere in the literal and figurative neighborhood of Sonic Youth, as its free-jazz-inflected noise-rock kept one foot neatly planted in art school.

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First Listen
10:01 pm
Sun August 24, 2014

First Listen: The Gotobeds, 'Poor People Are Revolting'

The Gotobeds' new album, Poor People Are Revolting, comes out Sept. 2.
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Originally published on Mon August 25, 2014 9:00 am

The Gotobeds' members come from Pittsburgh, Penn., a place notorious for keeping great local bands to itself. But the racket these guys kick up on their first album, Poor People Are Revolting, might be too strong for the city to contain.

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The Two-Way
12:26 pm
Sun August 24, 2014

Rap Mogul 'Suge' Knight Shot At West Hollywood Nightclub

This photo released by the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department shows rap music mogul Marion "Suge" Knight after he was arrested in Aug. 2008, in Las Vegas.
AP

Marion "Suge" Knight, the founder and CEO of Black Kapital Records and co-founder of Death Row Records, whose artists included Tupac Shakur, Dr. Dre and Snoop Dogg, was reportedly shot multiple times at a West Hollywood nightclub.

NPR's Nathan Rott reports that Knight is out of surgery, but there were no other immediate details of his condition.

The gunshots rang out at the 10AK nightclub about 1:30 a.m. Sunday, TMZ reports.

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Music Interviews
6:55 am
Sun August 24, 2014

Son Records A Testimonial To Muddy Water's Electric Blues

Originally published on Sun August 24, 2014 11:13 am

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Transcript

LINDA WERTHEIMER, HOST:

In the pantheon of electric blues, there is one name that stands high above all others - McKinley Morganfield, a.k.a. Muddy Waters.

(SOUNDBITE OF SONG, "I LIVE THE LIFE I LOVE, I LOVE THE LIFE I LIVE")

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