It's not often a band comes along that changes your view on the music industry and gives you hope that good music is still being made -- and with so many new bands and artists popping everyday, it's difficult to discern who to spend your time and hard-earned money on. Meet the Farew ... More >>
Further proof that the Hold Steady are awesome: During a 3-minute segment on last night's Colbert Report, Craig Finn managed to squeeze in serious discussions of Catholicism, influences, and rock 'n' roll-as-religion between Colbert's jokes about them looking more like graphic designers than rock st ... More >>
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