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Eric R. Danton

Eric R. Danton contributes to The Wall Street Journal, Paste, Myspace, and Salon, along with M Music & Musicians magazine and He saw nearly 800 concerts when he was rock critic at the Hartford Courant between 2002-2012. He lives in western Massachusetts.

Savages Talk Playing ‘Fast and Loud,’ Losing the Luxury of Time and Hate-Reading Ayn Rand


It’s been a breakout year for Savages, the U.K. post-punk foursome that released a fierce and riveting debut LP, ‘Silence Yourself,’ in May, and stirred up a killer beehive’s worth of buzz with taut performances at Coachella, Glastonbury and the Pitchfork Music Festival.

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Primal Scream’s Bobby Gillespie Discusses the Pain Behind New Album ‘More Light,’ the Joys of Acid House and Punk + More

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Niall O'Brien

When Primal Scream frontman Bobby Gillespie listened back to the songs he had written for ‘More Light,’ the band’s first album in five years, he was startled to find that all of them had pain as a central motif. Startled, but not necessarily surprised.

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The Breeders’ Kelley Deal Reflects on ‘Last Splash’ 20th Anniversary

The Breeders
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The Breeders are nothing if not comprehensive. To mark the 20th anniversary of their breakthrough album ‘Last Splash,’ the band is releasing ‘LSXX,’ a hefty package compiling ‘Last Splash,’ four EPs from the same era, a live show recorded in Sweden and a disc of demos, rarities and previously unreleased session tracks.

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