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3:45pm

Mon June 4, 2012
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There's No Such Thing As A Sold Out Concert (Even For Justin Bieber)

Originally published on Tue September 18, 2012 5:44 pm

Over the weekend, Justin Bieber's 45-city fall tour sold out in an hour.
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9:51am

Sat June 2, 2012
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A Nerdier Guide To 2012 Summer Music Festivals Than You Require

Originally published on Mon June 4, 2012 10:29 am

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

In summer music festivals, as with TMZ news scoops and the vintage car market, exclusivity is the name of the game. The thinking goes like this: Festival attendees are looking for a good time and a good deal.

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12:45pm

Thu May 31, 2012
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Portraits Of An American Metal Festival

Originally published on Fri January 24, 2014 7:59 am

Lars Gotrich NPR

Last weekend I was among the legion of ecstatic metalheads that had descended upon Baltimore to attend Maryland Deathfest. In its 10th year, the Sonar compound was bursting at the seams with fans from across the spectrum and around the globe, stoking a community that stays connected long after the outdoor stages on East Saratoga Street are taken down.

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2:03pm

Wed May 30, 2012
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A New Hip-Hop Recipe With A Familiar Sound

Originally published on Wed July 31, 2013 12:22 pm

Black Hippy are (from left) Kendrick Lamar, Schoolboy Q, Jay Rock and Ab-Soul.
Courtesy of Top Dawg Entertainment

6:30pm

Tue May 29, 2012
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Doc Watson, Folk Music Icon, Dies At 89

Originally published on Tue September 18, 2012 5:45 pm

Arthel Lane "Doc" Watson in the 1960s.
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A mountain-born treasure of American folk music, Doc Watson, died Tuesday in North Carolina at age 89.

His manager said in a statement that Watson died at Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center in Winston-Salem, after abdominal surgery last week.

Watson was born in Deep Gap, N.C., in the Blue Ridge Mountains, in a three-room house he shared with eight brothers and sisters. He revolutionized not just how people play guitar but the way people around the world think about mountain music.

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