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  1. Early during U2's second night at Saitama Super Arena outside Tokyo Thursday (Dec. 5), the band broke with its established set list to cover Simon & Garfunkel's 1969 classic song "The Boxer" in honor of slain Japanese humanitarian Dr. Tetsu Nakamura. Nakamura was gunned down in Nangarhar province, Afghanistan the day prior after…
  2. Earlier this year, gothic drone-folk queen Marissa Nadler and Stephen Brodsky, frontman of the great metal-punk gnashers Cave In and Mutoid Man, joined forces, releasing the collaborative album Droneflower. On that LP, they covered two truly great '90s songs that have absolutely nothing to do with one another: Guns N' Roses' "Estranged" and Morphine's "In
  3. It's been a full decade since rap enigma Jay Electronica broke out with the underground smash "Exhibit C." He still hasn't released an album. (He has since helpfully explained that albums are a "false concept.") Jay Elec doesn't even come out with a new verse very often; I don't think we've heard from him since…
  4. Earlier this year, the British country-soul singer Yola released Walk Through Fire, her Dan Auerbach-produced debut album. That LP impressed a whole lot of people, proved a slow-burn success, and scored Yola a surprise Grammy nomination in the Best New Artist category. Today, there's a new deluxe edition of Walk Through Fire hitting streaming services,…
  5. The Long Island band Rule Them All pulled the absolute dork move of naming themselves after a Lord Of The Rings reference. But they don't make dork music. Instead, Rule Them All play fists-up melodic hardcore. Their songs carry a whole lot of force and passion, and their choruses are all huge singalongs. There's a…