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  • 5 Depressingly On-Point Moments From Last Night's Episode of 'Girls'

    5 Depressingly On-Point Moments From Last Night's Episode of 'Girls' | ARTICLE

    For a character who brands herself a writer, it's taken Hannah Horvath two and a half seasons to see the harsh realities facing the profession today. On last night's episode of Girls, Lena Dunham's protagonist found...

    February 10, 2014 11:00 AM ET
  • 'Arrested Development': What We Learned From Season Four

    'Arrested Development': What We Learned From Season Four | ARTICLE

    After an eight-year wait, it was over in less than eight hours. Such was the case for fans that binge-watched all 15 episodes of Arrested Development's fourth season over the long holiday weekend. And who could blame...

    May 29, 2013 10:50 AM ET
  • Dissecting the 'Arrested Development' Season 4 Trailer: What Did We Learn?

    Dissecting the 'Arrested Development' Season 4 Trailer: What Did We Learn? | ARTICLE

    When we last left our antiheroes on Arrested Development, Michael and his son were trading Newport Beach for Cabo San Lucas, Lucille had been caught for all her Bluth Company crimes, and Maeby was pitching the...

    May 15, 2013 12:40 PM ET
  • Band to Watch: The So So Glos

    Band to Watch: The So So Glos | VIDEO

    Hometown: Brooklyn Backstory: The quartet is comprised of two brothers (Alex and Ryan Levine) and their stepbrother (Zach Staggers), who've been playing music together since they were kids growing up in Brooklyn's Bay Ridge neighborhood. The only...

    April 22, 2013 9:00 AM ET
  • Dawes Push Past Throwback Sound on New Album

    Dawes Push Past Throwback Sound on New Album | ARTICLE

    Although Dawes leader Taylor Goldsmith is more than the sum of his influences, the name of Dawes' upcoming third album, Stories Don't End, doesn't exactly help his case: The folk-rockers borrowed the line from Joan Didion's novel...

    January 15, 2013 12:30 PM ET
  • Band to Watch: FIDLAR

    Band to Watch: FIDLAR | VIDEO

    Hometown: Los Angeles Backstory: Elvis Kuehn was working as an intern at L.A. recording studio Kingsize in summer 2009 when he stumbled upon a path for his future – namely, Zac Carper, who worked (and slept) at the...

    December 18, 2012 9:00 AM ET
  • Band to Watch: Jake Bugg

    Band to Watch: Jake Bugg | VIDEO

    Hometown: Nottingham, England Backstory: The 18-year-old singer-songwriter learned basic guitar chords from his uncle at 12, started writing his own songs at 14 and got signed to Mercury at 16. He won high praise from Oasis' Noel Gallagher,...

    December 4, 2012 8:00 AM ET
  • Tori Amos Inspired by 'Dead Guys' for Musical

    Tori Amos Inspired by 'Dead Guys' for Musical | ARTICLE

    Just this week, Tori Amos released a new album titled Gold Dust, but she's already quite deep into the work on her next project. The pianist's previous album, 2011's Night of the Hunters, found her experimenting...

    October 5, 2012 11:30 AM ET
  • Song Premiere: Tori Amos, 'Silent All These Years' and 'Gold Dust'

    Song Premiere: Tori Amos, 'Silent All These Years' and 'Gold Dust' | ARTICLE

    Click to listen to Tori Amos' 'Silent All These Years' and 'Gold Dust' "I seem extroverted but I'm incredibly introverted," Tori Amos says in...

    September 18, 2012 8:00 AM ET
  • Yeasayer: 'Let's Gay It Up a Little' in R&B

    Yeasayer: 'Let's Gay It Up a Little' in R&B | ARTICLE

    Yeasayer frontman Chris Keating remembers the first time he heard Aaliyah. "Some kids in my high school were doing a step routine [to 'Are You That Somebody']," he said. "I was really not into mainstream music at the...

    August 15, 2012 8:00 AM ET
  • Q&A: Beach House's Victoria Legrand on Her 'Scrappy and Stubborn' Band

    Q&A: Beach House's Victoria Legrand on Her 'Scrappy and Stubborn' Band | ARTICLE

    Beach House make dreamy jams that could be described as effortlessly cool if they weren't so damn complicated. Vocalist/keyboardist Victoria Legrand has a similarly intricate way of talking; she weaves in and out of tangents meticulously, cracking...

    August 9, 2012 11:00 AM ET
  • Andrew Bird Still Seeking the Subtleties on Tour

    Andrew Bird Still Seeking the Subtleties on Tour | ARTICLE

    Listening to Andrew Bird's quiet yet hyper-literate indie-folk, you wouldn't exactly peg him for a hip-hop head. But he says he gets it – and he even sees some of his own songs as having a rapper's...

    July 18, 2012 4:35 PM ET
  • My Morning Jacket Take Over Hometown Forecastle Festival in Louisville

    My Morning Jacket Take Over Hometown Forecastle Festival in Louisville | ARTICLE

    Last week, as they boarded a tiny plane from New York to Louisville, Kentucky, several guys wearing My Morning Jacket t-shirts found one another. Show counts were exchanged; one fan was nearing 50. Five minutes later, the...

    July 16, 2012 3:40 PM ET
  • Is Adele’s '21' This Generation's 'Jagged Little Pill'?

    Is Adele’s '21' This Generation's 'Jagged Little Pill'? | ARTICLE

    Armed with her single "You Oughta Know," Alanis Morissette had a goal in mind: to remind an ex-lover of the mess he left when he went away. With 14.7 million copies sold of Jagged Little Pill, her...

    June 13, 2012 4:15 PM ET
  • Texas Indie Rockers the Young Trip Out on 'Dub Egg'

    Texas Indie Rockers the Young Trip Out on 'Dub Egg' | ARTICLE

    While plenty of new bands grapple with social networks and viral memes in the hopes of breaking big, Hans Zimmerman, the lead singer of Austin rockers the Young, is happily behind the times – until recently, he...

    May 29, 2012 2:15 PM ET
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