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Bill’s Indie Basement (8/30): the week in classic indie, college rock, and more

This week: reviews of new records by Whitney, Parsnip, and The Vacant Lots, plus Catherine Wheel's ’Adam & Eve’ gets a vinyl reissue, and '90s Britpop act Salad release their first album in 22 years.

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Bill’s Indie Basement (3/29): the week in classic indie, college rock, and more

This week: a tribute to Ranking Roger, reviews of new albums from onetime Orange Juice frontman Edwyn Collins, French dreampop act Marble Arch, and Chicago's pitch-black FACS, and more.

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Ranking Roger (The English Beat, General Public), dead at 56

Read tributes from Dave Wakeling, The Specials, Jerry Dammers, Billy Bragg, REM's Mike Mills, UB40, and more.

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The English Beat saxophonist Saxa, RIP

Born Lionel Augustus Martin, Saxa was 50 years old and already an established Jamaican session musician when he was recruited by The Beat. His melodic style was a crucial part of their sound, maybe the the most distinctive part...

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‘Ferris Bueller’s Day Off’ finally getting an official soundtrack release (tracklist)

Oh yeah.

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