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Three Days in Bed: Valentine’s Day (and More) for Country Fans

Every week, a different FADER editor compiles a playlist for our our Spotify app, where it lives alongside GEN Fs from our archives and playlists for each issue. This week, it’s Duncan Cooper picking country … read more »

POSTED February 13, 2014 1:49PM IN MP3 / STREAMS TAGS: ,

Back to the Future: Kacey Musgraves and Country Music Nostalgia

How Liking Kacey Musgraves Made Me Like Other Country Singers More Above: Residents of Leakey, TX gather around a 93-year-old harmonica player, July, 1972. (U.S. National Archives/Marc St. Gil) My high school girlfriend only listened … read more »

POSTED February 4, 2014 8:00AM IN MUSIC NEWS Comments (3) TAGS: , , , , ,
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Live: Kacey Musgraves in New York

In my 2012 year-end essay, I imagined Taylor Swift’s increasingly predictable pop career someday running out of steam, and her returning with newfound conviction to her country roots. In the meantime, I suggested: “Let’s see … read more »

POSTED September 23, 2013 10:27AM IN MUSIC NEWS Comments (1) TAGS: , , ,

Cover Art: “We Can’t Stop” and “Highway Don’t Care”

Associate editor Duncan Cooper and art director Harry Gassel recently realized they share a special fondness for amateur YouTube covers—songs sung solo in someone’s bedroom, shot through their webcam and into the world. In their … read more »

POSTED June 21, 2013 3:12PM IN MP3 / STREAMS TAGS: , , , ,

Live at Grand Street Bakery: Jonny Fritz

During a tour at the end of last year, Nashville’s Jonny Fritz and killer fiddler Josh Hedley stopped by a middle school in Missoula, Montana, to play some tunes with a bunch of sixth-graders. The … read more »

POSTED April 18, 2013 11:45AM IN LIVE AT GRAND STREET BAKERY Comments (1) TAGS: , ,

Live: Taylor Swift

The Taylor Swift concert I attended last night was my first, though it didn’t feel like it. I bought her Speak Now World Tour Live CD/DVD in 2011, a few months after the peak of … read more »

POSTED March 28, 2013 4:45PM IN MUSIC NEWS Comments (1) TAGS: , ,
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Nelly’s New “Hey Porsche” Is a Pop-Country Song

This is not a good song, but I was curious and so maybe you are too. While Nelly’s tank top and du-rag look is essentially unchanged since Country Grammar, in the years since he has … read more »

POSTED March 1, 2013 3:00PM IN MUSIC VIDEO Comments (5) TAGS: , ,

Video: Snoop Dogg, “Smoker’s Anthem”

Infamous stoner Snoop Dogg released this “Stoner’s Anthem” anthem video just after midnight, in the first hours of todays 4/20 holiday. The track comes from his recently released Stoner EP. Snoop will be back in … read more »

POSTED April 20, 2012 10:46AM IN MUSIC VIDEO Comments (2) TAGS: , , , ,

GEN F: Kris Kristofferson

Usually when you talk to musicians you ask them about their music, their inspirations and their ambitions, trying to find common ground in shared experiences. With Kris Kristofferson, whose songs have long been inspirations themselves, … read more »

POSTED September 30, 2011 2:19PM IN GEN F TAGS: , ,

Cheech Knows Karen Dalton, The Real Karen Dalton

For the latest installment of Amoeba’s What’s In Your Bag series Numero Group’s Rob Sevier chops it up Cheech Marin of Cheech & Chong. Cheech, like many high level potheads, reveals himself to have pretty … read more »

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