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Matt Berninger of the National asks...

….’the day I die, the day I die, where will we be?” It’s a fair question, but ultimately it doesn’t really matter as we are living each moment like it’s our last.  12 more words

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The Best New Rock Albums That Dropped This Week

Despite innumerable think-pieces loudly proclaiming the contrary, rock is not on its last legs in 2018. In fact, it’s thriving quite nicely. Are there artists dominating the charts in a Drake-like fashion this year? 465 more words

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Smoothing the laugh o'er the lane

I call you up
For the hundredth time
To ask if you want to
Book those tickets to Nowhere
It’s late and you answer
After the second to last ring… 167 more words

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Concert Review: Eaux Claires Festival's No Advanced Lineup Concept Proves a Risky Affair

The 2018 edition of the Eaux Claires festival, the four year-old, artsy two-day fest curated by Bon Iver’s Justin Vernon and The National’s Aaron Dessner (pictured), came with a unique, potentially exciting concept for anyone tired of the same played-out fest tropes: no lineup would be announced until festival-goers took to the field in Eau Claires, Wisconsin. 625 more words

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Eaux Claires 2018

It’s not that I wasn’t excited for this past weekend, more that I was in a bit of a tizzy having just found out I would be going 48 hours prior to packing up my car and making the drive into no man’s land (aka Wisconsin). 1,185 more words

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Canadian Cavers Survival Story

With the trapped boys in Thailand, there’s been a renewed interest in the story I covered a couple years ago about two Canadians trapped in a cave on Vancouver Island. 187 more words

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TS10: Eaux4Pools

Welcome to a special edition of the TS10. It’s special in that there are several strains running through this playlist which carry different kinds of significance. 1,168 more words

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