12 of the best songs from a lesser-known sub-genre

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The line between the two genres can get pretty blurry

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From Joey Ramone and J Mascis, to Jack White and Dave Grohl

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She’s a Poptimist with a taste for the Beatles, I’m an old rocker

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Endless online debates about a beloved pop rock genre.


A conversation about his final solo album, ‘Gratitude Blues’

Nelson Bragg was Brian Wilson‘s percussionist/vocalist for 14 years. His new solo album is ‘Gratitude Blues.’


Exclusive essay about the Replacements album “Tim” by Jim Lindberg, Pennywise singer and author of “Punk Rock Dad”

‘Tim’ was released on Sept. 18, 1985


16 of the best songs about photography

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And a few responses that might crack you up

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1. How can you tell if the stage is level? The drummer is drooling out of both sides of his mouth.

Go-To Response:

“I’m just as God made me, sir.” — This Is Spinal Tap

Scientific Response:

“The motor coordination of professional drummers far surpasses those of untrained individuals, as they can play…


Saying goodbye to Rolling Stones drummer Charlie Watts

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S.W. Lauden

LA-based writer and drummer. I publish crime novels, and non-fiction essay collections about music. Medium focus: Music, Books, Culture. Twitter: @swlauden

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