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A kinder, gentler Kanye West at the Grammys? Nevermind

Early in Sunday night’s Grammy telecast, we we observed that, despite the jokes about Kimye and North West, marriage seemed to have calmed Kanye West down. He seemed to be more of a colleague and less of a rabble-rouser. The … Continue reading

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2014 Forecastle Festival features Beck and Jack White

Louisville’s Forecastle Festival, July 18 to 20, announced a lineup today that crosses several generations of modern rock from The Replacements to Jack White. Rounding out the top of the lineup are Beck, who just dropped a critically acclaimed new album, … Continue reading

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Listening to … Beck, ‘Morning Phase’

As the Beach Boys-esque harmonies of Morning Phase came through my headphones, I had to remind myself that my favorite Beck album was Odelay, the 1996 record that was on the leading edge of a trend toward mixing hip-hop, traditional music, analog aesthetic and … Continue reading

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Conan’s grand finale

So, NBC, here’s what you bought: Since all this “Tonight Show” hoo-ha started, Conan O’Brien’s ratings on the flagship late-night show have soared, while “The Jay Leno Show” has been, eh, OK. In fact, the last few nights, Conan at … Continue reading

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