COME BACK, AMY

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No matter which performance of hers remains closest to your heart—the studio-perfected bass of “You Know I’m No Good” or the mascara-smeared flair of her Glastonbury set—Amy will reset your appreciation of her work and, more importantly, of her as a person.

RUNNING IN CIRCLES: A ROUND-UP OF RECORD STORE DAY MUSTS

Record Store Day

Record Store Day is a bit of a clusterfuck now.

RUN FOR COVER: ELLIOTT SMITH VS. MADELEINE PEYROUX: “BETWEEN THE BARS”

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Run For Cover is a weekly music column comparing cover songs to the original version. Prepare for a major bending of rules as we hear musicians throw around genres, tempos, style, and intent. Whether they’re picking up another’s song out of respect or boredom, the results have impressed us.   There are a dozen quotes […]

BADBAD AS IN GOOD

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Photo By Connor Olthuis   Since forming in 2010, Toronto-based jazz trio BADBADNOTGOOD have released three albums, played international festival stages, helped score RZA’s kung fu flick The Man With the Iron Fists, and served as the weekend band-in-residence at Coachella.   And yet, even with their robust CV, the band—Matthew Tavares (keys/synth), Alexander Sowinski (drums) and […]