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Meat Puppets
photo by Joseph Cultice
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an interview w/ Meat Puppets on original lineup reunion, new album & more

Meat Puppets' original lineup recently released their first album together since 1995, Dusty Notes, and their tour is about to hit the NYC-area this week. Ahead of the shows, we caught up with Curt Kirkwood...

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Nirvana Sonic Youth
Nirvana hanging with their influences Sonic Youth
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15 songs that influenced Nirvana (probably)

Grunge was portrayed in the media as a brand new phenomenon, but Nirvana themselves would be the first to tell you that their music wasn't really as original as people were saying it was. Here are 15 of the songs that (probably) helped make them...

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Porcupine
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Porcupine (Husker Du) have a new video, opening for Bob Mould, Flesh Eaters

Last year, Minneapolis indie rockers Porcupine released their first album with Husker Du bassist Greg Norton as a member, What You've Heard Isn't Real, and we're now premiering the video for ”Lifetime” off that album...

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Bonnaroo 2018 - Sunday
Thundercat at Bonnaroo 2018 (more by Alison Green)
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15 New Songs Out Today

Listen to new songs by Thundercat (ft. BADBADNOTGOOD & Flying Lotus), D'Angelo, Porcupine (ft. Husker Du's Greg Norton), Audiobooks, Bill Ryder-Jones, Vessel, Planningtorock, and more.

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Kerrang best hardcore band of every US state
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Are these the best hardcore bands of every US state?

UK rock mag Kerrang follows up their United States of Metal with a ”definitive, objective, indisputable list” (their words) of the best hardcore band of each US state.

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Holiday Sweaters
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ugly holiday sweaters from Descendents, Metallica, Wu-Tang, Husker Du, RTJ, more

In addition to impressing your family, friends or co-workers with 52 of the best indie holiday songs, you might wanna show up to your next holiday party in one of these music (and TV) themed ugly sweaters.

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Craig Finn
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Craig Finn dressing as Paul Stanley at Halloween show, encourages crowd to do the same

The Hold Steady's Craig Finn is on tour with The Weakerthans' John K Samson, and the Halloween show in NYC will be Paul Stanley-themed. Also, watch Craig and John cover Gillian Welch together...

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Hüsker Dü at Peppermint Lounge, NYC May 8, 1985
Photo by Greg Cristman
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Husker Du @ NYC’s Peppermint Lounge, 1985 (never-seen photos)

Like everybody else, we were very sad to learn of Grant Hart's passing today and has had us thinking about his days in Hüsker Dü. It had BV contributor Greg Cristman thinking about Husker Du too and he shared with us never-before published photos Husker Du playing NYC's Peppermint Lounge on May 8, 1985...

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Grant Hart at Brooklyn Bowl
Grant Hart at Brooklyn Bowl in May (more by Stephanie Augello)
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Ryan Adams, Craig Finn, Tanya Donelly, Carl Newman & more pay tribute to Grant Hart

Billie Joe Armstrong, Michael Ian Black, Colin Meloy, Ted Leo, Superchunk, Jesu, Future of the Left and more have also paid tribute to the late Husker Du member.

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Grant Hart at Brooklyn Bowl
Grant Hart at Brooklyn Bowl in May (more by Stephanie Augello)
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Husker Du’s Grant Hart has passed away at 56

Bob Mould wrote, "Everyone touched by his spirit will always remember.
Godspeed, Grant. I miss you."

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