The Seeds: Pushin' Too Hard

Listen to Looch: The Seeds: Pushin' Too Hard


Progenitors of garage and psychedelic rock, The Seeds were hugely influential to punk and modern rock. Mary Lucia speaks with Neil Norman, the director of the documentary 'The Seeds: Pushin' Too Hard,' which is showing Wednesday, July 10 at The Trylon Cinema.

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Communist Daughter’s John Solomon receives counseling degree, heads to Arctic Circle for two years of clinical practice


Widely known as the frontman for Communist Daughter, John Solomon recently announced that he completed a master’s degree in clinical counseling from the Hazelden Betty Ford Institute — the same place where he received treatment for addiction and mental health issues eight years earlier. Diagnosed with bipolar disorder, generalized anxiety disorder, and polysubstance use (in…

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Playlist: Aar Maanta Youtube hits

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YouTube has become an indispensable tool for Somali artists to share their music and create an online community. To give you a sense of the music and stories that exist on London-based Somali musician Aar Maanta's channel, we put together a list of some of the singer-songwriter's videos.

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The Current Rewind: Aan WadaMidnimayno Minnesota


Ask most casual Minnesota music fans about the West Bank neighborhood of Minneapolis, and they'll probably tell you about the folk and blues hippie scene of the '60s and '70s. These days, the West Bank is home to a thriving Somali population, and several Somali-Minnesotans are famous throughout the diaspora for their own music and poetry. In this episode, we learn about music and community from our Somali neighbors.

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Photos: A tour of Minneapolis' Cedar-Riverside neighborhood


With venues like the Cedar Cultural Center, Palmer's Bar, and Mixed Blood Theatre, Minneapolis' West Bank has become a hub for Somali music and culture. Cedar-Riverside resident and KFAI radio host Abdirizak Bihi takes us for a tour of his neighborhood, which he calls "Little Mogadishu."

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Coffee Break: Hometown

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Rock the Garden, The Fourth of July, Aquatennial, Bastille Day...it seems like you can shake a stick and find a festival to attend in your own town right now. So today we're going to celebrate the nostalgia of hometowns. What songs do you want to hear for today's 9:30 Coffee Break that mention home, hometowns, small towns, etc?

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Today in Music History: Remembering Ian Curtis


John Lennon suffered a tragic loss; Elton John got his first No. 1 album in the U.S.; Ray Davies temporarily resigned from the Kinks; Ian Curtis of Joy Division was born in Greater Manchester; and Prince gave free albums to U.K. tabloid subscribers, Today in Music History.

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