Code Orange: Metal’s Rising Stars on Their Grammy Nod, Breakthrough Year

Two weeks before the Grammys, Code Orange drummer-vocalist Jami Morgan is admiring the outfit he'll be wearing on the red carpet: a bespoke black fur coat. He never thought he'd possess something like this, let alone sport it during such a high-stakes occasion.

"After we announced the nomination, I got a message on Twitter," recounts Morgan in his band's three-bedroom home

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Pearls Before Swine Band Mastermind Tom Rapp Dead at 70

Tom Rapp, the leader of the beloved psych rock outfit Pearls Before Swine and a longtime civil rights lawyer, died in hospice at his home in Melbourne, Florida. He was 70.

A representative for the record label Drag City, reissued Pearls Before Swine's debut One Nation Underground last year, confirmed the musician's death.

Rapp was born in North Dakota and grew up

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Review: Kendrick Lamar Goes Superhero-Producer on ‘Black Panther’ Soundtrack

It's not every day that the marketing machinations of a multibillion-dollar Walt Disney subsidiary align with the utopian imagination of the black artistic and intellectual vanguard. But we live in strange times. Thus Black Panther, the latest entry in the Marvel superhero movie universe, which arrives amid Star Wars-level hype. The Black Panther soundtrack album has been

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