Album artwork Smashing Pumpkins - Siamese Dream

[Contest] Smashing Pumpkins – Siamese Dream box set

written by: Andy Keil on November 22, 2011

Pop ‘stachers, it’s your lucky week. The Smashing Pumpkins decided to release a remastered version of Siamese Dream in a box set and we have a copy to give away to one lucky winner. This special edition box set includes 17 previously unreleased or alternate versions of Siamese Dream era songs, a full length DVD shot at […]

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Too Much Fun Fun Fun

written by: Jenn Beening on November 10, 2011

Here’s a brief recap of the festival highs, lows and the just plain weird.

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Happy Birthday, Pop ‘stache!

written by: Becca James on November 8, 2011

Thank you to everyone who is part of the Pop ‘stache family. Whether you’re a newcomer or a native, a staff member or a supporter, you have contributed to the growth of this publication and that means the world to me.

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So… M83 were in this Victoria’s Secret ad

written by: Matt Flint on November 1, 2011

Hurry Up, We’re Dreaming is the amazing new record by M83. It’s huge, cinematic, retro-but-not-in-a-kitschy-way, and expertly written and executed. So, of course Victoria’s Secret tapped into that synthy well to use “Midnight City” as the music for their newest commercial. Some hipster ad exec probably just slipped this in, and his boss had heard […]

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Beirut were on Fallon

written by: Matt Flint on October 25, 2011

It’s so great to see Zach Condon looking like he is having a blast. Too often when someone gets pinned as a “wunderkind” early on it makes them want to come off as overly serious or take a sharp turn from what they gained notice for in the first place. But with Beirut, Condon has […]

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R.I.P. Mikey Welsh

written by: Matt Flint on October 9, 2011

Former Weezer bassist Mikey Welsh passed away yesterday in Chicago. According to the Chicago Tribune: Welsh, 40, was found unresponsive on the floor after failing to check out of his room at the Raffaello Hotel in the 200 block of East Delaware Place at 1 p.m. Saturday, according toChicago Police News Affairs Officer Laura Kubiak.  […]

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Unknown Mortal Orchestra at Lincoln Hall

written by: Andy Keil on October 6, 2011

Back on September 28, Unknown Mortal Orchestra played Lincoln Hall opening for Toro y Moi, one of our favorite artists at the moment. Our friends over at Elephilms were there capturing great footage as usual. Check out this video from the night.

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Chicago Hideout Block Party 2011

Chicago’s Hideout Hosts Rock ‘n’ Roll Brouhaha

written by: Aaron Pylinski on September 23, 2011

Before the cold winds start to blow, before the snow falls and before you call it quits for outdoor music in Chicago, there is a 15-year mainstay here in the Windy City that is the perfect send off for the summer season.  The Hideout Block Party is a jam-up good time dripping with talent and […]

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Pink Floyd Dark Side of the Moon artwork

Pink Floyd’s Dark Side of the Moon Giveaway

written by: Pop Staff on September 23, 2011

Pink Floyd’s classic album from 1973 that spent 741 consecutive weeks on the charts is getting another re-issue treatment.The Dark Side of the Moonwas the band’s first number one record in the US. The album has been digitally remastered by James Guthrie famous for his previous work with the band. Also included is a 12-page […]

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