This Week in Music — July 21 – 27

Some interesting bits-n-pieces from this week in music history: Releases: July 21: AC\DC released “Back in Black” in 1980; Guns N’ Roses released “Appetite for Destruction,” in 1987. July 22: The Who released “Join Together,” in 1972. Births: July 22: George Clinton (1941) and Rufus Wainright (1973). July 23: Slash, of Guns N’ Roses (1965). […]

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Release Day — July 23, 2013

It’s Release Day again, and there are some great options to look over this week! Gypsy punk / folk / rockers Gogol Bordello have a new album out today, and jazz fans may be interested in picking up the BBC’s latest “Vault” series release, this one featuring Ella Fitzgerald (that one’s tempting me, I’ll admit). […]

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Artist of the Week: Atmosphere

This week we’re highlighting Minneapolis-based hip-hop group and independent music icons Atmosphere. Formed in 1989 by Slug (Sean Daley), A.N.T. (Anthony “Ant” Davis) and Spawn (Derek Turner), the group quickly released their first full-length album, Overcast! Spawn then left to pursue other projects, leaving Slug to soldier on, with A.N.T. continuing to provide support as […]

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Music Trivia — July 19, 2013

Here’s a bit of music trivia for you to ponder over the weekend, courtesy of Discogs staff member Liz M: What song has this opening line “In the time of chimpanzees I was a monkey?” Which band had a UK hit with ‘Tragedy’ in 1998? Which year was ‘Now That’s What I Call Music! 3’ […]

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Remember When Track

The year for me was 1997, and I was 16 years old. I was driving with a friend on a really hot summer day. This wasn’t that memorable other than the elementary fact that it was summer vacation, and I had just been ungrounded. My friend had just received her drivers license, and it was […]

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The Top 5: Seattle Sound

Since we kicked off the week with Soundgarden, and another Pacific Northwest favorite The Cherry Poppin’ Daddies made our release list, I figured we’d keep the regional love rolling! Today’s Top 5 theme is: Top 5 “Seattle Sound” tracks. These are favorite tracks from bands that either represented, or influenced, the music scene that began […]

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This Week in Music — July 14 – 20

Some interesting notes on this week in music history: Releases: Creedence Clearwater Revival’s debut album, Creedence Clearwater Revival, was released in 1968. Elvis Presley’s first release on the Sun Records label, That’s All Right / Blue Moon of Kentucky was released in 1954. Bob Dylan’s single Like a Rolling Stone was released in 1965; Dylan […]

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Release Day — July 16, 2013

It’s our favorite day of the week here at Discogs — Release Day! Looking down the release list, there are some familiar names for those of us with fond memories of the 80s, including the Pet Shop Boys and filmmaker David Lynch. But the conversation here at the office yesterday and today told us there […]

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Artist of the Week: Soundgarden

We’re kicking off our first Artist of the Week column by highlighting an old favorite: Soundgarden. Most fans of American grunge will be familiar with Soundgarden already. Widely credited as one of the major names behind the popularization of the “Seattle Sound” in the early 1990s, Soundgarden was actually founded in 1984 by singer Chris […]

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Discogs Mix 006 – Chrissy Murderbot

This sixth installment in the Discogs Mix Series features Chrissy Murderbot; DJ, producer, and purveyor of stupid party music. He’s the man behind the sleazy house label Sleazetone Records, the hard-hitting juke and booty music label Loose Squares, and the now-defunct jungle label Dead Homies. For more Murderbot mix madness, checkout his wildly ambitious year […]

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