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Worth an Ear: Johnny Marr

By Maggie Serota

Spotlight on... Johnny Marr MORE  

7 Songs With Explicitly Anti-Drug Messages

By Maggie Serota

Relax... don't do it! These songs go against the druggy image of the hedonistic music industry, advocating self-control or abstinence instead of excess. MORE  

Worth an Ear: Northern Arms

By Maggie Serota

Spotlight on... Northern ArmsSo far, we’ve profiled artists that have had long and established careers. However, now we’re going to take a look at a new and exciting band out of Philadelphia that you should definitely keep an eye on.  MORE  

Johnny Marr, Perfume Genius, Ghostface Killah...etc.

By Maggie Serota

Plus Richard Thompson, Eligh, Kim Dal, Ian McKaye, Jason Isbel, Jim Reid, Bob Mould, Ben Gibbard and Kendrick Lamar  MORE  

Worth an Ear: Sia Furler

By Maggie Serota

Spotlight on... Sia FurlerThe Australian singer and songwriter began her career performing on the Adelaide jazz circuit before moving to London, sang back-up for Jamiroquai and signed her first deal as a solo artist, performing under the singular name Sia.  MORE  

Worth an Ear: Jon Wurster

By Maggie Serota

Spotlight on... Jon WursterBefore playing in bands himself, Jon Wurster booked shows for the Philadelphia punk institution The Dead Milkmen in Wurster’s hometown of Harleysville, Pennsylvania. MORE  

After the Music Stops

By Maggie Serota

Mike Doughty of Soul Coughing discusses managing a drug habit alongside a major label recording career, relearning to write songs after getting sober and his love of the albums John Coltrane recorded in sobriety.  MORE  

The Sober Man Behind Iron Man

By Maggie Serota

The former Invincible Iron Man writer Matt Fraction speaks with The Fix about how recovery and sobriety affected his creativity and characters. MORE  

Too Drunk to Rock?

By Maggie Serota

One day you're drunk, the next you're sober. But the songs remain the same: Here are 10 I love to listen to with new ears. MORE  

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