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Kenneth Partridge

Kenneth Partridge's work has appeared in such publications as USA Today, the Village Voice and the Hartford Courant, as well as online at MTV Hive and HowAboutWe, among other sites. He's helped to edit two encyclopedias -- one on Latin music, the other on reggae -- and penned biographies about Louis Armstrong and the opera singer Marian Anderson. He lives in Brooklyn, N.Y., with his beloved wife and slightly less beloved record collection.
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Chainwave, ‘Wrap Me Up’ – Free MP3 Download

Having played together in previous bands, singer-guitarist Ian Jacobs and drummer Michelle Feliciano came to Chainwave with a solid musical understanding. The Brooklyn band has only been around since the fall of 2012, but already, it's got a clear-cut sound -- one that's recognizable, sure, but potent all the same.

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Smashing Pumpkins Wrap SXSW 2013 at Red Bull Sound Select Showcase

As Prince blew minds and brought the funk at La Zona Rosa, the Smashing Pumpkins closed out SXSW 2013 with their own exclusive Austin showcase, performing at the Red Bull Sound Select Stage for a crowd of 350. As mxdwn.com reports, Billy Corgan and the gang turned in a career-spanning set, mixing such classics as 'Cherub Rock' (watch above) and 'Tonight, Tonight' with cuts from last year's 'Oceania.'

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Prince Closes SXSW 2013 With Epic Performance at Samsung Galaxy Party

Prince closed out SXSW 2013 with a nearly three-hour set comprising hits, surprise covers and typically quotable stage banter, according to numerous sources lucky enough to get in. Backed by the latest version of his New Power Generation -- now with 12-piece horn section -- the Purple Yoda held the stage at Austin's La Zona Rosa until 3AM, stringing together a main set and six encores, according to the Philadelphia Enquirer.

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Watch Dave Grohl’s SXSW 2013 Keynote Address

These days, Dave Grohl is everywhere, so who better to deliver the keynote speech at SXSW 2013? The Foo Fighters main man, former Nirvana drummer and 'Sound City' director and all-star bandleader takes to the podium today (March 14) at 12PM EST, and you can watch his entire address right here.

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News Bits: Rapper Azealia Banks Hates on the Stones Roses, Flying Lotus Preps Tour + More

NYC rapper Azealia Banks: not a Stone Roses fan.

Flying Lotus has announced a spring North American tour.

Curios about that new Suede album? Us too! Stream it here.

Skrillex hooked up -- musically, that is -- with ex-girlfriendĀ Ellie G

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Mad Season’s Barrett Martin Remembers Layne Staley [Exclusive Video]

Some bands are stable, built to last, destined for long and fruitful careers. Mad Season weren't one of 'em. The alt-rock (or grunge, if you wanna start some arguments) supergroup formed in 1994, when Pearl Jam guitarist Mike McCready met bassist John Baker Saunders at a Minneapolis rehab facility. The two became friends, and after moving back to Seattle, McCready tapped Alice in Chains frontman Layne Staley and Screaming Trees drummer Barrett Martin to help them get something going.

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Falling Still, ‘Thin Lizzy’ – Free MP3 Download

Like countless rockers before them, the three members of Falling Still made a pilgrimage from the Midwest -- Akron, Ohio, to be precise -- to that great showbiz Oz, Los Angeles.

Unlike most, they quickly justified the move and began gigging around town, and by 2009, they'd hooked up with producer Michael Parnin (Grace Potter & The Nocturnals, Rage Against The Machine) for the first in a series of releases.

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My Bloody Valentine Release New Album ‘m b v’ + Launch Website

Update: My Bloody Valentine's new website has launched, and the band's long-awaited new album, titled 'm b v,' is officially for sale. The record is available in three formats: vinyl ($30.50), CD ($22) and digital download ($16). The first two options come with instant downloads, and fans have the additional option of choosing the file type: 16bit CD-quality WAV files, 320kbps MP3 or 24bit 96 K WAV.

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Coachella 2013 Lineup Announced: Stone Roses, Blur, Phoenix, Red Hot Chili Peppers to Headline

The lineup for Coachella 2013 has finally been announced, and after months of restless speculation, fans can breathe easy: This year's festival is stacked with killer acts, including the Stone Roses, Blur, Phoenix, the Red Hot Chili Peppers, Postal Service, the Yeah Yeah Yeahs, the xx, NIck Cave and the Bad Seeds, Modest Mouse, New Order, Vampire Weekend and Sigur Ros.

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Black Rebel Motorcycle Club Announce 2013 U.S. Tour Dates

Following the release of their seventh album, 'Specter at the Feast,' which drops March 19, Black Rebel Motorcycle Club will pack their leathers and distortion pedals and embark on their first U.S. tour since 2010. The trek kicks off April 22 in the band's hometown of San Francisco, winds its way across the country and wraps June 1 in Los Angeles.

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Tom Morello Joining Bruce Springsteen’s E Street Band for Australian Tour

Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band are about to put a little more rage in their sound. Come March, when the group tours Australia, ex-Rage Against the Machine guitarist Tom Morello will fill in for longtime member Steven Van Zandt, who's busy shooting the TV series 'Lilyhammer.'

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Exclusive: Eddie Vedder Discusses ‘West of Memphis’ Soundtrack Contribution

Among the many musicians who fought on behalf of the West Memphis Three -- a trio of Arkansas men convicted as teenagers in 1993 for a series of child murders they did not commit -- was Eddie Vedder. The Pearl Jam frontman was instrumental in raising money and awareness, and thanks in part to his efforts, Damien Echols, Jessie Misskelley Jr. and Jason Baldwin were freed in August 2011 after spending more than 18 years in prison.

In an exclusive video (below), Vedder talks about writing the ukulele ballad 'Satellite,' his contribution to the soundtrack for 'West of Memphis,' a new documentary about the case.

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