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An Oral History of Laurel Canyon, the 60s and 70s Music Mecca

They made music together, took drugs together, formed bands together, slept together. But none of the legends of the Laurel Canyon scene that flowered in L.A. in the late 60s and early 70s—Joni Mitchell, David Crosby, Linda Ronstadt, and others—remember it quite the same way.<p><i>When I first came out</i> …

The Must-Read Style Stories You May Have Missed In 2014

If you're like us, you spend a big chunk of time searching the web for new, interesting happenings in the world of fashion and beauty. Though sometimes we all let a few gems slip through the cracks over the course of a busy year.<p>Now that holiday season is upon us (which translates loosely to a lot …

iPhone 6 Plus captures iconic New York City 'Holiday Wonders'

Kenan Aktulun of agency Truth NYC took an iPhone 6 Plus with him to capture New York City's "Holiday Wonders".<p>From Rockefeller Center to Fifth Ave., …

New York City

Use This Clever Trick To See Your iPhone's True Signal Strength

Ever find yourself questioning how accurate those little signal strength dots are on your iPhone?<p>Luckily, there's a trick to reveal your iPhone's true signal strength, and it takes less than a minute to enable.<p>First, you'll need to access a hidden app on your phone called Field Test Mode. To do …

Listen to 90 Minutes of Tuning From Grateful Dead's 1977 Tour

1977 was a banner year in the history of the Grateful Dead. As <i>Rolling Stone</i>'s David Fricke wrote in his ranking of the 20 best Dead concerts, "For …

Grateful Dead

This Amazing Film Shows What Iraq Was Like In The 1950s

"Ageless Iraq" is one of them, shot in the 1950s to introduce "a new country" to the world, "one that hasn't forgotten the glories of its history."<p>Since this movie was made, Iraq has been the site of repeated conflict and atrocities — chemical warfare, sectarian violence, a US-led invasion, and now …

Spectacular Black and White Portrayal of San Francisco in the 1940s and '50s

In a post-war San Francisco, photographer Fred Lyon found that, everywhere he looked, he could capture the essence of the city through his camera lens. The wonderfully exhilarating culture during the 1940s and '50s was one of energy and lively spirit, as residents and visitors enjoyed the many …

Web TV Arrives. Over The Top TV Is Here This Time.

If you have been thinking about cutting the cable cord, you had to look down a long dark alley of missing content and a lonely flatscreen TV. But a number of new services are now showing up to fill that gap and provide a true TV experience that could herald the arrival of the OTT - Over The Top - …

Jessie Ware Shares Demo "12" Featuring Rhye's Robin Hannibal

Jessie Ware's new album, <i>Tough Love</i>, is out tomorrow in the UK (and on October 21 in North America). Today, she's shared a track that didn't make it onto the album, a demo called "12". It was a collaboration with Rhye's Robin Hannibal.<p>She wrote:<p>I made 12 with Robin Hannibal last year at Red Bull …

Philadelphia Band Nothing Is Back With a Shoegaze Smash

If you shrieked with joy at the news that seminal early nineties band Slowdive is gracing CMJ with its presence this year, then you might want to give Nothing, out of Philly, a listen. The four-piece broke out this year with its debut album, <i>Guilty of Everything,</i> that brought back all that’s best …

Music

How To Make Any Song Your iPhone Ringtone

Love "Shake It Off" so much you wish you could wake up to it every morning? Don't waste money buying a ringtone from the iTunes store. Any song in your iTunes library can be made into a ringtone. Just open iTunes and follow these steps.<p><b>1. Figure out which part of the song you want for your …

The War on Drugs: Inside Man

<i>How the War on Drugs' Adam Granduciel beat back crippling anxiety and isolation to make one of the year's most inclusive—and best—rock records.</i><p><i>“This is not my safe place, I want to be in my bedroom.”</i><p>At the very end of last year, atop a mountain surrounded by miles of rainforest, Adam Granduciel …

Video worth watching: Apple's Tim Cook on The Charlie Rose Show

Tim Cook would be the first to tell you — as he told Charlie Rose Friday night — that he’s not Steve Jobs and never will be.<p>But the Tim Cook that …

100 Great Bass Riffs Played in One Epic Take: Covers 60 Years of Rock, Jazz and R&B

Back in June, our very own Josh Jones took us on an audio tour of five great rock bassists, breaking down the styles of Paul McCartney, Sting, John …

Chris Walla Performs Last Show With Death Cab for Cutie

Last night at Rifflandia Festival in Victoria, British Columbia, Chris Walla, the longtime guitarist in Death Cab for Cutie, played his final show with the band. Video has surfaced of the last track performed at that show, "Marching Bands of Manhattan". "Thank you so much for the last 17 years, …

Listen to Freddie Mercury and David Bowie on the Isolated Vocal Track for the Queen Hit ‘Under Pressure,’ 1981

In the summer of 1981, the British band Queen was recording tracks for their tenth studio album, <i>Hot Space</i>, at Mountain Studios in Montreux, …

Life After 'Letterman': Paul Shaffer on Show's Final Music and What's Next

When David Letterman announced that he would be leaving <i>The</i> <i>Late Show</i> earlier this year, it raised more questions than answers: Would he do another …

Comedy

This GIF shows 30 years of music industry change

From vinyl and cassettes to CDs and MP3s, the way we consume music has drastically changed a number of times over the last three decades. To …

Kate Bush Documentary "Running Up That Hill" Airs on BBC: Watch

On August 26, Kate Bush will perform her first in a series of shows that mark her return to the stage after 35 years. Last night, the BBC told the story of Bush's life in a documentary called "The Kate Bush Story: Running Up That Hill". It's surfaced online and available to watch below.<p>The …

How much difference is there between MP3, CD and 24-bit audio?

Why are we still listening to over-compressed music through low-quality headphones when advances in bandwidth, storage capacity and speakers (not to mention headphones) means we could be listening to high-quality uncompressed audio all the time?<p>Neil Young’s Pono player has spurred a renewed …

Christopher Willits: OPENING

We've come to expect Ghostly International to push boundaries. The independent label excels in everything from product design to lo-fi house records, and their roster of artists is deft in crossing creative lines. San Francisco-based multimedia artist Christopher Willits is a shining …

Flashback: U2 Kick Off Their 2000 Tour With a Rare Club Gig

U2 knew they had to make some drastic changes as the 1990s came to an end. Their 1997/98 tour in support of <i>Pop</i> played to stadiums all around the …

Music

Google Lets You Watch Live Data From NASA's Long Lost Satellite

NASA's ISEE-3 was launched in 1977 and sent data home for 20 years. Recently, NASA discovered the abandoned satellite is still transmitting data, and …

Google Chrome

10 Outlandish Radiohead Song Interpretations

There is a corner of the internet that is forever Radiohead. Over at Radiohead Song Interpretations fans pick over and fillet Radiohead songs to find …

Flashback: Fleetwood Mac's 'Chain' Starts to Dissolve in 1987

Fleetwood Mac's 1987 world tour should have been a triumphant victory lap. The group was one of the few mega bands of the 1970s that continued to …

Music

Spoon's Britt Daniel Chased by Eerie Force in 'Do You' Video

<b>Update: Spoon have also premiered the easygoing They Want My Soul tune "Inside Out," streaming below.</b><p>Spoon's sharp new single, "Do You" now has an …

Music Videos

Watch Skrillex Teach Ron Howard How to DJ at Made in America Fest

Over the past two years, Jay Z's Made in America festival has brought together diverse lineups including Pearl Jam, Beyoncé, Haim and Skrillex. But …

Skrillex

Radiohead Drummer Philip Selway Shares New Song "Coming Up For Air"

<i>Photo by Deirdre O' Callaghan</i><p>Philip Selway: "Coming Up For Air" (via SoundCloud)<p>Radiohead drummer Philip Selway has shared a new song, "Coming Up for Air". It's the lead track from his forthcoming solo album, <i>Weatherhouse</i>, which is out October 7 via Bella Union. Listen to it above.<p>In a press …

When your Mac runs slow, give it a tuneup

Macs are solid machines, but just like their owners they have a tendency to get lethargic as they age. Launching and switching programs takes longer, simple tasks become arduous, and the dreaded beach ball of doom appears more often than it did when your machine was new. The operating system just …

Operating Systems