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Ash prepares to celebrate a special anniversary

Mar 13, 2016

Ash prepares to celebrate a special anniversary

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Pop-punk veterans Ash are in the mood for celebrating. This year the band’s 1996 chart-topping debut album, “1977,” will turn 20 years old, and frontman/guitarist Tim Wheeler says he and his bandmates — drummer Rick McMurray and bassist Mark Hamilton — are looking to ...

City pop revival helps Suchmos at just the right time

Feb 28, 2016

City pop revival helps Suchmos at just the right time

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Walk into a Tower Records store in Shibuya or Shinjuku and you’ll eventually come across the apparel section. The current fashion aesthetic here leans retro: Hoodies and T-shirts come emblazoned with text highlighting throwback music signifiers, from equipment (“cassette tape,” “analog”) to genres (“surf ...

Singer Kesha urges women to speak out amid abuse suit

Feb 26, 2016

Singer Kesha urges women to speak out amid abuse suit

Singer Kesha Sebert vowed Wednesday to help fellow women speak out about against abuse as she fights to be released from a contract with a producer she accuses of rape. Sebert last week lost one round in her battle as a New York judge ...