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Melannie Jay


Does Frank Turner Have a Place on 'No Man's Land'?

As a man writing an album about women, is the English rocker making a statement or mansplaining?

How the Dublin Music Scene Welcomed Me

As a young American writer traveling alone, it was only through music that I began to feel Irish.

La Dispute Brings Life and Love to Union Transfer

With boundless energy, jumps from the stage, and a new setlist, the post–hardcore band gives back to its fans.

'In League With Dragons' Recaps The Mountain Goats' History with a Fantasy Twist

With callbacks and sequels, the indie rockers' seventeenth studio album represents a culmination of the last 26 years of Goats history.

Upcoming Concerts to Cure Your Post–Fling Blues

Front row for Cher on Saturday, middle of the pit for La Dispute on Sunday.

Ask Street: How Would the Music Section Dress as Rock Stars?

Which is more appealing: Ed Sheeran's flannel or ZZ Ward's leather pants?

Punk's 'Old Guard' Is Staging a Comeback, But Can They Compete with New Acts?

In the world of PUP and FIDLAR, is there any room left for Bad Religion and Descendents?

The Antlers Bring a Quiet, Emotional Night to World Cafe Live

'Hospice' got an acoustic treatment for a fully captivated audience.

I Outgrew My Local Scene and You Will Too

Old punks never die; they just stand in the back.

The Evolution of Kelly Clarkson

There will never be another "Since U Been Gone" — and that's for the best.

grandson's 'a modern tragedy vol. 2' Doubles Down on the Tragedy

On his sophomore EP, the Canadian rapper trades anger for melancholy.

Badflower's Debut LP 'OK I'M SICK' Shows Impressive Maturity

Thoughtful lyrics and haunting melodies will win over even the hardest of rockers.

A Tour of Philadelphia Through Music

Songs that mention Philly locations from South Street to UCity

Dorothy's Freedom Tour Brings Firecracker Passion to TLA

Between punchy riffs and blistering vocals, the Feb. 16 show energized rockers young and old.

Anti–Love Songs to Keep Off This Year's Valentine's Playlist

The last thing your crush wants to hear you play is a song about stalking.

Set It Off's 'Midnight' Is A Worthy Addition to the Pop Punk Catalog

Punchy riffs and catchy vocals may bring the band to pop punk fame.

The Mountain Goats Announce a Dungeons & Dragons–Inspired Album 'In League with Dragons'

Learn more about the genre the indie–rock band is calling 'dragon noir'.

The Most Important Album Anniversaries This Year

Who actually rocked the past five, ten, and twenty years?

My Love Letter to Gretsch Guitars

A mediation on the brand that always feels just right

Where Have All The Albums Gone?

Frequent EP and single releases and constant tours threaten to replace the usual album cycle.
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