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US Festival 1982 Lineup: Indie History or Corporate Rock?

US Festival Lineup 1982

The US Festival featured some incredibly popular bands at the time, bands that are considered classics by modern standards today. The US Festival 1982 lineup presented not only popular music but bands that would later be classified as punk or alternative. So, why is it a relatively little-known event in American musical history? What was …

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The Postal Service: Such Great Heights and Music by Mail

The Postal Service Such Great Heights

You can’t talk about semi-under-the-radar indie pop supergroups without mentioning The Postal Service. They had one of the most influential albums of the early 2000s with a solid foundation based on raw artistic talent, technical skill, and meaningful song lyrics. And, with the release of “Such Great Heights”, they found a bit of fame as …

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Augustus Pablo

augustus pablo

One of the most important melodica players ever, Augustus Pablo was the first to use the melodica in reggae. He was also instrumental in popularizing the genre of Jamaican dub. Pablo was most active during the 1970s as both a recording artist and record producer. Born Horace Swaby in St. Andrew, Jamaica in 1954, Pablo …

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