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How Zach Braff’s ‘Garden State’ Soundtrack Brought Indie Rock Into the Mainstream
You gotta hear this soundtrack. It'll change your life.
Throwback Thursday: Happy Birthday, Elliott Smith
If the soft-spoken troubadour known as Elliott Smith was still alive, he'd be celebrating his 46th birthday on Aug. 6, 2015.
The Story of the Ramones’ Last Show
After 22 years and more than 2,000 concerts, the Ramones called it quits following a guest-filled show in Los Angeles.
23 Years Ago: The Flaming Lips Join the Majors With ‘Hit to Death in the Future Head’
The year 1992 marks a magical period for music, especially if you were young and in some sort of punk or indie band.
When Rancid Went Hardcore With Their Second Self-Titled Album
Rancid have never been known as soft-spoken, but they still managed to turn up the aggression with their fifth album, which came out on Aug. 1, 2000.
Throwback Thursday: Billy Corgan Covers the Bee Gees on ‘The Tonight Show’
When Billy Corgan released his first and only solo album, no one seemed to pay much attention.
19 Years Ago: Sublime Break Through With Their Self-Titled Album
Sublime could have been one of the biggest bands in the world.
Music Icon Vic Firth Dead at 85
Legendary drum stick manufacturer Vic Firth has passed away. He was 85 years old.
How Mudhoney Broke Away From the Pack on ‘Every Good Boy Deserves Fudge’
After establishing themselves as a substantial part of the Seattle grunge scene, Mudhoney decided to deviate from the prescribed alt-rock path.
Throwback Thursday: Listen To This Crazy Husker Du Live Set
Hüsker Dü built their reputation as a band on a simple concept -- speed.