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The Kickback: Weddings & Funerals

The Kickback provides the coping mechanisms of bitter humor and powerful music as a measure of solace before grief is resolved.

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DWNTWN-Growing Up....

Watch the short Video of Jamie from DWNTWN talk about growing up in Laurel Canyon....Watch

Racing Time

From BlueTint Magazine: Energetic and melodious by turns, California-born indie pop group DWNTWN is the genre as it is meant to be. Following the success of three previous EP releases – 2012’s The Red Room and Cowboys, and 2014’s self-titled DWNTWN – Racing Time is the band’s first feature-length album, set to be released later this month.

 

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MELODIC ROCKERS THE KICKBACK UNLEASH NEW BREAKUP ALBUM, TOUR

Chicago melodic rock band The Kickback knows how to write a catchy pop song, even through the pain and heartbreak of divorce. Their sophomore album Weddings and Funerals just dropped Friday, and is almost entirely about the end of frontman Billy Yost’s marriage.

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Anti-folk artist Kelsey Kerrigan releases new cut “Driving Around”

"Driving Around" is the new track from Kelsey Kerrigan, whose peppy brand of ‘anti-folk’ is a fresh, boppy take on the washed up singer-songwriter genre.

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Hollis Brown set to appear at Rockland-Bergen Music Fest

The Bob Dylan song “Ballad of Hollis Brown” paints a bleak picture of a farmer facing hard times, who is so consumed with despair that he fatally shoots himself, his wife and his five children with a shotgun.

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It’s Getting Better All The Time: Artists On The Legacy Of ‘Sgt. Pepper

The Beatles’ iconic record, Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band, turns fifty years old today (June 1), but it’s clear that its impact has not dimmed a bit over the last half-century. A Special Edition reissue of the record just hit shelves, and musicians of all genres cite The Beatles’ perhaps most ambitious record as an influence.

We spoke with a cadre of artists about the record and its effect on their lives and careers. Read on for more from Wayne Coyne, Robyn Hitchcock and more.

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