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Jenn Pelly

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  • From Cardi B to future A-list actors to the thinkers and creators who could save the world, here's who and what made Rolling Stone's annual list

    • (Sub)Culture
  • Indie-Rock Power Twins the Crutchfields on Their Telepathic Sisterhood

    How the Alabama siblings behind Waxahatchee, Swearin' and various other standout projects went from basement band to underground luminaries

    • Music
  • Breaking: Screaming Females

    Who: Bred in one of the country's strongest DIY punk communities, the New Brunswick, New Jersey-based trio Screaming Females have actually got only one shrieking lady. Her name is Marissa Paternoster, and she is 2009's answer to Sleater-Kinney's 2006 breakup, using her throaty pipes and serious chops to channel that trio's femme-shredder legacy to a […]

    • Music
  • U2 Rock Fordham University: On the Ground at the "Secret" Set

    "I joined a rock & roll band so I could get out of going to college," Bono told students at New York's Fordham University at 8 a.m. this morning, during a somewhat-secret six-song U2 set at the school's picturesque Bronx campus that was aired on Good Morning America. "Maybe if it looked like this, and […]

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  • Inside the World's Largest Album Collection, The 3 Million-Strong RecordRama Archive

    In 1951, at the age of 12, Paul Mawhinney bought his first record, Frankie Lane's Jezebel. His collection has grown quite a bit since: Mawhinney has dedicated his life to acquiring every recording issued in the U.S. His now 3 million-strong archive is organized alphabetically and cataloged in his Pittsburgh warehouse. It is the world's […]

    • Music
  • M.I.A. Ends Retirement, T.I. Spits Surprise Set at Diesel Party

    On Saturday night, the grand finale of Diesel's international 30th anniversary celebration brought M.I.A., Franz Ferdinand, T.I., N.E.R.D., Hot Chip and Chaka Khan together under one enormous, makeshift tent for a much-hyped Rock and Roll Circus. It was an event of unique collaborations and oddball extravagance, as 5,000 attendees flocked to Pier 3 at Brooklyn's […]

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