Led Zeppelin II, the 1969 Rolling Stone review


With magnificent super deluxe reissues of Led Zeppelin I, II, and III now available, please enjoy this "fucking heavyweight" vintage Rolling Stone review of Led Zeppelin II upon its release in 1969:

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Video premiere: Luluc's "Small Window"

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From Luluc, the Brooklyn-via-Australia duo of Zoe Randell and Steve Hassett comes "Small Windows," a dreamy lullaby of exquisite indie folk from their album Passerby, produced by The National's Aaron Dessner.

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Richard Hell, punk rock's patient zero

In the latest episode of the RiYL podcast, Brian Heater interviews Richard Hell, one of the pioneers of punk rock.

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Medley of "100 Amazing Bass Lines")

Davie504 plays a medley of 100 iconic bass lines. (via Laughing Squid)

Afghan Whigs video featuring NYC subway dance crew


"Matamoros," a dynamic new music video from my friends in the unbreakable Afghan Whigs, now on tour. Directed by Phil Harder, the clip features incredible NYC dance collective WAFFLE.

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Theremin score from The Day the Earth Stood Still

Robbo sez, "Bernard Herrmann composed the score for the 1951 film The Day The Earth Stood Still, directed by Robert Wise."

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July 18: Boing Boing and Noise Pop at the Oakland Museum of California

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Don't forget that on July 18 at the Oakland Museum of California, Boing Boing and Noise Pop will be joined by Death Cab for Cutie bassist Nick Harmer, Wilco and Miles Davis album designer Lawrence Azerrad, and Dead Kennedys / Alternative Tentacles artist Winston Smith to explore the art and allure of vinyl records!

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Video: The Velvet Underground's multimedia happenings

An excellent clip about Andy Warhol and the Velvet Underground's multimedia performances, from PBS's equally fantastic Andy Warhol: A Documentary Film (2006), viewable in its entirety online (Part 1 and Part 2).

Jonas Mekas, avant-garde filmmaker, on the performance: “I saw a mystical impresario, or sorcerer, structuring of temperaments, egos, and personalities who maneuvered it all into sound image and light symphonies of tremendous emotional and mental pitch…and somewhere in the shadow, totally unnoticeable but following every second and every detail of it was Andy Warhol."

CBS Boston thinks Molly is EDM is MDMA

UPDATE: In an apparent effort to hide their stupidity, CBS Boston used a copyright claim to get the clip yanked. You can still watch a Vine of the best bit and read about it here.

CBS Boston discussing the importance of education when dealing with drug issues: "The drug Molly, also called MDMA or EDM..." (via Mixmag)

3D-printed and laser-etched records


Smithsonian looks at Amanda Ghassaei's experiments 3D printing records and laser cutting grooves into playable plastic, paper, and wood discs.

André 3000 as Jimi Hendrix


In the trailer below, see Outkast's André 3000 (André Benjamin) as Jimi Hendrix in a new biopic, Jimi: All Is By My Side, written and directed by John Ridley (12 Years A Slave) and due in theaters September 26.

The Yes song that spawned The Art of Noise


In 1983, Trevor Horn, JJ Jeczalik, Gary Langan, and Anne Dudley, who would eventually become The Art of Noise, were applying their production magic (and Fairlight sampler wizardry) to the Yes album 90125. Below, you can clearly hear the birth of Art of Noise's pioneering style in Yes's "Owner of a Lonely Heart (Red And Blue Remix)."

Songs for the carpool lane

Speedtalking math-vlogger Vi Hart isn't just a math wizard: she's also a brilliant songstress.

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Dolly Parton performs Yakety Sax at the Glastonbury festival

Blow, Dolly, blow! (Thanks, Koocheekoo!)