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Today’s Music News: Snacks the Cat re-emerges in PETA video with Bethany Cosentino of Best Coast

Bethany Cosentino of Best Coast has one of indie rock’s most famous cats: Snacks, who appeared on the cover of the first Best Coast album and has more Twitter followers than you. (Snacks is such a meme, he’s inspired a sub-meme in the form of Hipster Runoff’s Snacks the Cat Girl.) Snacks has now opened up about being adopted, via a PETA video […]

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The Rembrandts played the Friends theme at Central Perk

This spring the Rembrandts, a Minneapolis group who became ubiquitous in the 90s when they contributed the hit theme song “I’ll Be There For You” to Friends, announced that they’d be a part of the show’s 20th anniversary celebrations. The moment we’ve all been waiting for has finally arrived—no, not Ross and Rachel hooking up, the Rembrandts […]

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Today’s Music News: Four Seasons songwriter Bob Crewe dies at 83

Bob Crewe, a writer and producer who was a force behind many hit songs—notably for Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons—died on Thursday, of a brain injury, at the age of 83. Crewe wrote or co-wrote songs including “Big Girls Don’t Cry,” “Walk Like a Man,” “Rag Doll,” “Can’t Take My Eyes Off You,” and the Labelle […]

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Watch Ryan Adams join Bob Mould onstage in New York

“This is our first gig, so hold on—we’re just learning how to do this.” Last night at Bob Mould’s Bowery Ballroom show in New York, Ryan Adams came onstage to join Mould for an encore filled with Hüsker Dü songs. According to jambands.com, the songs included “I Apologize,” “Celebrated Summer,” “Something I Learned Today,” and “New […]

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Today’s Music News: Mercury Prize nominees include Damon Albarn, Jungle, and FKA twigs

The shortlist for this year’s Mercury Prize—a prestigious annual award for best album by a UK or Irish artist—includes Damon Albarn‘s Everyday Robots (read Mark Wheat’s review), Jungle‘s self-titled album (read David Safar’s review, and hear Jungle perform live in our studios), and FKA twigs‘s LP1. The winning album will be announced on Oct. 30. Vampire Weekend‘s Rostam Batmanglij […]

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