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A Picture Of Janis Joplin, In Shades Of 'Blue'

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From left, The Spook School members Adam Todd, Niall McCamley, Nye Todd and Anna Cory. Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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05August 17th

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    August 17th
    Album
    Try to Be Hopeful
    Artist
    The Spook School
    Label
    Fortuna Pop
    Released
    2015

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Nathaniel Rateliff & The Night Sweats On World Cafe

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'Heliotrope'

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Clockwise from upper left: Missy Elliott, PWR BTTM, Macklemore and Leon Bridges, kristine leschper of the band Mothers. Courtesy of the artists hide caption

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New Mix: Missy Elliott, Macklemore & Ryan Lewis, PWR BTTM And More

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The Man And The Mistakes That 'Invented Rock 'n' Roll'

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08Let's Be Bad

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    Let's Be Bad
    Album
    Women's Rights [LP]
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    Childbirth
    Label
    Suicide Squeeze
    Released
    2015

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