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Throwing Muses

  • Blogs

    January 26, 2012

    Ten Bands From the '00s Underground That Should Consider Reuniting

    All right, so they haven't been broken up as long as the bands in April's excellent look at '90s underground bands who should get back together. We still miss 'em. You know how it is: you get to remembering that album you loved from a few years back and think to yourself "Huh, I wonder when The So-a ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 24, 2012

    Delicate Cutters: NOT Like Civil Wars

    Delicate Cutters​We received the new Delicate Cutters 2011 album Some Creatures on the same day that we received the new Dead Fingers album from one of our favorite labels, Big Legal Mess, the offshoot successor to Fat Possum. Too bad for Dead Fingers. The oeuvre of both bands is a mix of fol ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 4, 2011

    1986: Best Musical Year Ever?

    ​For almost two weeks now, Rocks Off has been obsessed with the year exactly 25 flips of the calendar backward from this one. It started when Steve Earle did one of his "Time Machine" shows, where the singer-songwriter who plays House of Blues Wednesday spotlights a dozen or so of his favorite ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 25, 2011

    Adios "Age Of Aquarius": A Zodiac Realignment Playlist

    ​If Twitter is good for one thing, it's the immediate and rapid dispersal of breaking news. If Twitter is good for two things, it's that, plus the immediate and rapid dispersal of whatever trumped-up rumor, lie, or fakery that manages to draw the ire of the millions of poor saps reading along ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 25, 2010

    FAIL: Weezer, Mariah Carey, Christina Aguilera, ASCAP

    ​Weezer to Team Up with Ryan Adams: Set Expectations Bar to "Low": Remember when Bryan Adams teamed up with Rod Stewart and Sting on that song "All For Love" on the Three Musketeers soundtrack? We bring it up not to once again give Ryan Adams shit about his name, but to point out that all thre ... More >>

  • Music

    September 17, 2009
  • Blogs

    August 26, 2009

    Jimi Hendrix Covers: the Good, the Bad and the Ugly (P.S. John Mayer Still Sucks)

    This week marks the 39th anniversary of the 1970 Isle of Wight Festival, which is famous for a couple of reasons. First, it was such a financial disaster it put the kibosh on any further Wight fesivals for the next 32 years. Second, and more importantly, it marked the penultimate performance of one ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 13, 2009

    Five Tweeting Musicians Worth Following

    Boy oh boy, Rocks Off is getting carried away with this Twitter business. As addictive as it is, though, it's not without its disappointments. We were amazed and flattered when Bjork decided to follow us, and then just a little heartbroken when a quick glance at her tweets en masse reveals her accou ... More >>

  • Music

    February 10, 2005
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    October 21, 2004
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    February 26, 1998
  • Music

    November 6, 1997

    Going Public

    Tanya Donelly fights her shyness to strike out on her own

  • News

    February 27, 1997
  • Music

    January 30, 1997
  • Music

    October 10, 1996
  • Music

    September 12, 1996

    Simply Direct

    Gillian Welch heeds roots music's high, lonesome call

  • Music

    May 4, 1995

    Belly, Going Up

    A meeting in Rhode Island helps lead to a new King

  • Music

    March 30, 1995
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