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Classic rock artists don’t know when to give up, and to say the least, it’s painful. They so frequently return after their supposed farewell tours that Rolling Stone has a listicle that breaks down bands …

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On the eve of the release of Equipment’s third extended play (EP), lead singer and driving force of the band Nick Zander sat down with The Phoenix on Zoom from his Toledo, Ohio home to …

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The third installment of The Phoenix’s monthly playlist series — where Phoenix editors make Spotify playlists of the best new music each month and then select some of their favorites to write about — focuses …

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Correction: this article previously credited Fortino Ybarra for vocal contributions on “Mas Fuerte.” The correct credit is Rolando Ybarra. Whether it be the relation between mass incarceration and hip hop (which NPR’s new podcast, Louder …

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If there’s one thing Sam Smith excels at, it’s writing breakup songs. The British balladeer, who uses they/them pronouns, dropped their third album, “Love Goes,” Oct. 30. Theatrical and intimate, it’s a whopper of a …

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With her third annual release, Ariana Grande followed a career peak with an album of diminished returns in her sixth studio album “positions.” After 2018’s “Sweetener” served as a tour-de-force in defining Grande as a …

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In the month leading up to the 2020 presidential election, Pop Can Records — an independent record label based in Los Angeles — released “Sound The Alarm, Vol. 1: Louder Feelings,” a compilation of politically …

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“Apolonio” sounds like sweat — glossy, humid, dripping off popsicle sticks and mingling on chalked sidewalks. It steams on contact, evaporating into eardrums, leaving a lingering scent of creamsicles and smoke.  Omar Velasco, 23, who …