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Published on September 22nd, 2022

Here’s a fact that seems made up: Florida has among the best state animal protection laws in America. So says the Animal Legal Defense Fund, »

Published on September 22nd, 2022

It’s been almost a decade since married bandmates Maitejosune Urrechaga and Tony Kapel began using Houndstooth Cottage as a name under which to start booking »

Published on September 19th, 2022

As flower power waned in the ’70s and hippies traded sit-ins for corner offices, the disillusionment that followed fed a new kind of fury at »

Published on September 19th, 2022

Like too many of my favorite bands, I got into Jane’s Addiction after they had broken up. I was fascinated by their music video for »

Published on September 18th, 2022

“Fucking love South Florida!!” That’s Chase Lombardo, drummer extraordinaire of cumgirl8, the NYC post-punk band that’s one of the headliners at Bumblefest 2022. The band »

Published on September 18th, 2022

In his 2012 book, “A Universe from Nothing: Why There Is Something Rather Than Nothing,” American theoretical physicist and cosmologist Lawrence Krauss compares antimatter to »

Published on September 15th, 2022

“The RZA, the GZA, Ol’ Dirty Bastard, Inspectah Deck …” It’s not too farfetched that if you start that chant in public, total strangers will »

Published on September 12th, 2022

It’s hard — nay, impossible — to say who the best Smith is. The surname derived more than a millennium ago from the term for »

Published on September 8th, 2022

Upcycling, or creative reusing, has become a more prominent form of making thanks to growing dissatisfaction with the planned obsolescence of most purchased goods. Just »

Published on September 7th, 2022

Going solo or starting another band after your first one breaks up (or even while they’re still together) is not for the faint of heart. »

Published on July 27th, 2022

The wall of sound and fuzz that encompassed The Stargazer Lilies’ first five albums seemed very much a part of the frigid Northeast where they »

Published on July 27th, 2022

If you play that game at Music-Map where you type in a band and all kinds of similar acts bubble up, you might be a »