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Antony performs in Oslo, Norway in 2011.

Watch Antony's 'Future Feminism': Stage Banter As Statement Of Purpose

August 7, 2012 – A recording (and transcript) of the singer's remarks about nature, religion and gender.

Bob Dylan at a press conference at the Savoy Hotel in London in 1966.

Read On Bob Dylan And Jonah Lehrer, Two Fabulists

August 2, 2012 – For a journalist, there's a code. If you follow Dylan's example, there's another way of operating.

Members of the feminist punk band Pussy Riot, Nadezha Tolokonnikova (left), Yekaterina Samutsevich (center) and Maria Alyokhina, at a hearing in Moscow court on Monday.

Watch Feminist Punk Band Gets Next Gig: Russian Courtroom

July 30, 2012 – The band staged a protest of Vladimir Putin in a Russian Orthodox cathedral in February.

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Nils Lofgren, Bruce Springsteen and Stevie Van Zandt performing in Paris earlier this month.

Read Do You Really Know What Live Is?

July 27, 2012 – On stage, boy bands, DJs and even rock bands make sometimes mysterious use of technology.

The Grateful Dead circa 1970. The band's members were quintessential rock hippies — but, a new exhibit reveals, savvy businessmen as well.

Read The Practical Side Of The Great American Jam Band

July 25, 2012 – A newly opened Grateful Dead exhibit reveals the quintessential rock hippies as savvy businessmen.

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In 1969, Plant and See, a band led by the late Lumbee Indian singer Willie Lowery (second from left), made its only album, a cult classic rereleased this month.

Read A Tribal Anthem's Author — And A Cult Rock Hero

July 21, 2012 – Lumbee Indian singer Willie Lowery's psychedelic Plant and See has just been rereleased.

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Claire Boucher, a.k.a. Grimes, on stage on Saturday during the Pitchfork Music Festival in Chicago.

Watch At The Pitchfork Festival, Best New Music In Real Life

July 17, 2012 – A festival run by the music reviews website puts up-and-coming acts on a big stage.

James Murphy on stage at Madison Square Garden last year, during LCD Soundsystem's final concert.

Read LCD Soundsystem's Final Bash, Relived

July 15, 2012 – The band's marathon farewell show is captured in the new documentary Shut Up and Play the Hits.

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Shane Timm tunes Jack Antonoff's guitar on the stage at Music Hall of Williamsburg in Brooklyn before a fun. show in June.

Read He Keeps fun. Running

July 14, 2012 – Guitar tech Shane Timm is in charge of the 45 pieces of equipment that travel with the band's tour.

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The singer and songwriter Frank Ocean, whose first full-length studio album, Channel Orange, was released on iTunes this week.

Read You Can't Always Get What You Want: On Music And Expectation

July 13, 2012 – Being aware of the baggage you bring to an album can help you listen to the music on its own terms.

Quintron (at left, in suit and shorts) conducts while Lady Tambourine plays at The Music Box on Saturday night.

Read A Night Out In New Orleans' New Bohemia

June 13, 2012 – The Music Box, a sound and art installation in New Orleans, works as a metaphor for the city itself.

Grizzly Bear in the studio.

Watch Hear A Preview Of Grizzly Bear's New, As-Yet-Unnamed Album

June 5, 2012 – The band will release a new full-length record on Sept. 18. Hear the first track, "Sleeping Ute."

The dance party that erupted as Chromeo played the main stage at Sasquatch in May of 2011.

Read A Nerdier Guide To 2012 Summer Music Festivals Than You Require

June 2, 2012 – Our statistical analysis of 2012 summer festivals filters more than 20 lineups for exclusivity.

Linda and Todd Haug from Minneapolis, Minn.

Read Portraits Of An American Metal Festival

May 31, 2012 – Meet four people who headbanged and high-fived at Maryland's Deathfest Memorial Day weekend.

Greg Dulli at the Bowery Ballroom in New York City Wednesday night.

Watch Afghan Whigs: Songs Of Love Gone Wrong, Done Right

May 25, 2012 – After a decade away, the band's songs of intense, complicated desire still lay our reality bare.

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Two music writers dig to the bottom of why other people's bad taste in music bothers us so much.

Why We Fight About Pop Music

Two music writers dig to the bottom of why other people's bad taste in music bothers us so much.

Listen closely to Sturgill Simpson's classic-sounding country and you'll hear plenty of surprises.

God, Drugs And Lizard Aliens: Yep, It's Country Music

Listen closely to Sturgill Simpson's classic-sounding country and you'll hear plenty of surprises.

Alaska-based composer John Luther Adams won for his orchestral <em>Become Ocean</em>.

Alaskan Composer Wins Pulitzer For 'Become Ocean'

Alaska-based composer John Luther Adams won for his orchestral Become Ocean.

The rap duo and its fans might not have the same expectations about this summer's reunion tour.

Reunited And It Feels A Little Awkward: OutKast At Coachella

The rap duo and its fans might not have the same expectations about this summer's reunion tour.

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