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James Iha

Money will be awarded to a project to pay tribute to the late songwriter, who died last year from coronavirus complications For more, check out: RollingStone.com (Source)

A little over two years ago, Tim Showalter released his latest (and one of his best) Strand Of Oaks albums, Eraserland. Showalter’s popped up here and there since: an ambient EP in the summer of 2020, on our very own Save Stereogum comp around that same time, the collaborative drone project Lords Of The Drift in November, and most recently on a Phish tribute album. Now, he’s about to return with the eighth Strand Of Oaks album.

For more, go to: Stereogum.com (Source)

One of the noteworthy musicians to die from COVID-19 complications was Adam Schlesinger, the power-pop mastermind who had a hand in Fountains Of Wayne, Ivy, and a bunch of musically inclined TV and movie projects such as That Thing You Do! and Crazy Ex-Girlfriend. There were abundant tributes to Schlesinger upon his death last April, including a couple on this very website. A number of noteworthy musicians covered his songs, and some others contributed to a tribute album. And now, a year later, he’s getting a full-on all-star virtual tribute concert.

For more, go to: Stereogum.com (Source)

The Simpsons bands

As the longest-running animated television show in history, The Simpsons has been around for the rise and fall of grunge, the emergence of pop punk and countless other shifts in the music world. Throughout the past 31 years, The Simpsons has landed some of music’s most successful artists as guest stars. While the fan-proclaimed “golden […]

The post 10 ‘Simpsons’ band cameos that’ll make you wish you lived in Springfield appeared first on Alternative Press.

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There was a time when the “supergroup” was super obvious. When the world saw legendary axman Ted Nugent making his guitar squeal with the guy from Night Ranger to his right and a guy from Styx to his left, we all knew there was something special afoot. (Classic-rock lovers will recognize this ’80s band to […]

The post 15 bands you probably didn’t realize are supergroups appeared first on Alternative Press.

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Side projects have the special ability to give artists the chance to express themselves in whatever manner they choose without snobby genre lords or the (sometimes self-imposed) shackles of their previous works confining their sonic decisions. Sometimes these new bands go in an intentionally more mainstream direction, while other times the word “commercial” is never […]

The post 20 side projects you should already be listening to by now appeared first on Alternative Press.

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