Watch Vampire Weekend Cover Crowded House’s “Don’t Dream It’s Over” In Cleveland

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Vampire WeekendVampire Weekend kicked off their North American tour in support of their recent album Father Of The Bride this month, and they’ve been breaking out some interesting covers. In Indianapolis last weekend, they briefly turned “M79” into a cover of the Parks And Recreation theme song. In St. Louis this week, … More »

Behold The 1975 In 2019

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The 1975's Matty HealyWho are all these people? This was my first time seeing the 1975, and I was shocked at the sea of humanity in front of me, packed together closely with no easy path to the front. Granted, the Manchester band are huge in their native UK, and they’ve been playing Columbus from the beginning, working … More »

Watch The New Fleetwood Mac Play Split Enz, Crowded House, Tom Petty, & Live Rarities At Tour Opener

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Fleetwood-MacEarlier this year, Fleetwood Mac announced that they’d be hitting the road with a whole new lineup. Lindsey Buckingham, longtime co-leader, was out of the band, fired after a dispute over touring. And Fleetwood Mac instead lined up a very capable pair of replacements: Mike Campbell, former guitarist for Tom Petty’s Heartbreakers, and … More »

Let’s Revisit Billboard’s First-Ever Modern Rock Tracks Chart Published 30 Years Ago Today

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Modern Rock Chart 1988Thirty years ago today, Billboard launched the “Modern Rock Tracks” chart, which currently exists under the Alternative Songs nomenclature. The chart tracked songs that received heavy airplay on college and modern rock stations, rather than more mainstream airplay, and as the very nature of “modern” and “alternative” rock music changed over the past few decades, … More »

Gotcha Covered: “Eight Miles High”

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For a song that’s been so often reduced to ’60s Montage Cliche #00001B (Note: Please use only in case of rights restrictions for the Youngbloods’ “Get Together”), the Byrds’ “Eight Miles High” is still something of a miracle — a successful translation of avant-garde jazz into pop music, a harmonic convergence where every singer and … More »