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Har Mar Superstar sings new ‘Mystery Science Theater 3000’ theme (and makes a cameo)

Today, Netflix released the much-anticipated Mystery Science Theater 3000 reboot season, with Jonah Ray stepping in as the unsuspecting Gizmonics Insitute employee who’s captured and forced to watch cheesy movies against his will. Original host and creator Joel Hodgson is executive-producing the crowdfunded revival of the cult-classic show, which premiered on the station then known as KTMA in […]

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Poliça’s new double single flirts with techno

“Digitally, we’ve tried to mimic the album for years,” Drew Christopherson told me in an interview leading up to Poliça’s fifth anniversary. We’d been discussing music discovery, saying that we rarely dove into full LPs anymore because it was so easy to stream the next single. “I think people have now [decided], ‘Why? What’s the […]

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Bob Dylan to accept Nobel Prize in private ceremony

The Swedish Academy has announced that Bob Dylan will formally accept his Nobel Prize in Literature this weekend in a “small and intimate” ceremony in Stockholm. “No media will be present; only Bob Dylan and members of the Academy will attend, all according to Dylan’s wishes,” writes the Academy’s Sara Danius in a blog post […]

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Rock and Roll Hall of Fame to honor Prince with Lenny Kravitz tribute

Lenny Kravitz will pay tribute to Prince with a musical performance at the April 7 induction ceremony for this year’s class at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, Rolling Stone reports. The ceremony, which will take place at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, will see the induction of Electric Light Orchestra, Journey, Tupac Shakur, […]

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In concert and conversation, Prince peers pay tribute at SXSW

“You could have been anywhere tonight,” said André Cymone onstage at Lady Bird Lake. “There’s a lot going on. But y’all are here, and we’re gonna have some f—ing fun!” To say there were a few other things happening was an understatement: it was Friday night at SXSW, one of the biggest annual music events in the […]

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Music News: Jack Antonoff to live-score ‘The Breakfast Club’

He’s probably a brain, right? Jack Antonoff (of Bleachers and fun.) will premiere a live score for The Breakfast Club in Los Angeles on April 1. Why Shermer High School? “I grew up in suburban New Jersey in a similar state of strange boredom as The Breakfast Club,” he said. “I constantly thought about getting out, and that […]

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Sonny Knight cancels tour in wake of cancer diagnosis

Sonny Knight, the formidable soul singer who has enjoyed a late-career revival thanks to support from local record label and collective Secret Stash and his fiery horn-fueled band the Lakers, revealed this evening that he has been diagnosed with cancer. Sonny will be taking a break from performing to undergo and recover from chemotherapy, and […]

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