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The 50 best psychedelic rock albums of the Summer of Love

In honor of the 50th anniversary of Monterey Pop Fest and the Summer of Love, here are the 50 best psychedelic rock records of 1967, from Jefferson Airplane to Love to the Bee Gees to Pink Floyd to Donovan, and yes, The Beatles.

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Hope Sandoval and the Warm Inventions made us a playlist (listen), release new LP

It features legends like Bert Jansch and Captain Beefheart, plus smaller, newer artists like Ora Cogan and Daydream Machine, and more.

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Rough Trade’s favorite albums of 2014

Rough Trade NYC on Record Store Day 2014 (more by Amanda Hatfield)

As they usually are, Rough Trade Shops are one of the first this year to post their favorite albums of 2014 l...

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Timothy S. Griffin
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Thurston Moore lists his favorite songs of all time

Chelsea Light Moving at Fun Fun Fun Fest 2013 (more by Tim Griffin)

Thurston Moore, the guitar visionary of Sonic Youth, Chelsea Light Moving and many other collaborations (he just wrapped up a residency at The Stone with various collaborators), is set to receive The Fly's Living Legend Award in London this February, and ahead of that The Fly asked him to list his Favorite Songs of All Time...

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Henry Rollins announces 2012 spoken word tour (dates)

Henry Rollins @ Fun Fun Fun Fest 2011 (more by Tim Griffin)

With four stages running at the same time, it's hard to see everything at Fun Fun Fun Fest, but I did manage to catch part of Henry Rollins's Sunday night set in the Yellow Tent...

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Doug Gillard is doing stuff (Captain Beefheart show w/ Gary Lucas, Beatles band, Tommy Keene tour, Nada Surf LP)

Doug Gillard @ Irving Plaza NYE (more by Chris Gersbeck)

I got heavily obsessed with Guided By Voices after the demise of the "classic '93 - '96 line-up" which featured Robert Pollard, Tobin Sprout, Mitch Mitchell, Kevin Fennell, and Greg Demos (a line-up that reunited in 2010 and has been blazing a sweaty, beer soaked trail across the US since) (this past weekend's Sasquatch Festival included)...

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Captain Beefheart, RIP

Don Van Vliet, who became a rock legend as Captain Beefheart, died today (12/17) from complications from multiple sclerosis in California. His passing was announced by the New York-based Michael Werner Gallery, which represented his work as a painter...

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“a world of cross-references in Dirty Projectors’ music”

"There’s a world of cross-references in Dirty Projectors’ music: stuttering modal riffs from Mali, the meandering melodies of opera or modern music theater, pygmy antiphonal vocals, Captain Beefheart, Zimbabwean and Congolese rock, King Crimson, Talking Heads, Dan Hicks and His Hot Licks...

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