It seems like the word “buzz” gets name-dropped more times than “fresh” did in the ’80s. The difference is “fresh” will always be cool. I’ll still refer to something as “fresh” just as The Beasties did back in the day, and buzz will always be just an empty word tossed around unless the new artist […]

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My introduction to The Cult, like so many, came via the classic 1985 hit “She Sells Sanctuary.” The song had a resounding effect on me – and it’s a truly timeless rock song. If you’ve been following the band (no “cult” pun intended), you know they extend far behind that one hit, and have lasted […]

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When you think tea, you usually think Lipton. When you think music festivals, you probably don’t. Why would you? Teabags don’t automatically make you think of moshing, shaking your hips, and shouting out your favorite song lyrics. If they do, I guess, more power to you. Anyway, on Oct. 24, Lipton and music festivals became […]

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It seems any time a female artist sings about the opposite sex in a way many male artists do all the time, they’re labeled a “bad girl” or filled with angst. Alanis Morrisette got that when she broke out 20 years ago. So did PJ Harvey. Fiona Apple. The list goes on. Google “Poe” by […]

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