Music

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Classic Album Covers Dropped Into Their Exact Settings on Google Street View

Intriguing new context for music lovers.

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Elevator Music You Actually Want To Listen To

A Philadelphia art installation is rethinking that insipid old Muzak.

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Footage of the Beatles's Last Show, on Its 45th Anniversary

Performed on a London rooftop.

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The Tom Waits Map of the World

Mining the musician's lyrics to find out where, exactly, "all the doughnuts have names that sound like prostitutes."

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The Narrow Geography of the Grammy Awards

Half of the nods for this year's biggest awards went to artists living in L.A., New York, or Nashville.

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In Madrid, Street Performers Worry They'll Be Regulated Out of Existence

New rules limiting busking have not gone over well at all with the city's struggling arts community.

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The World's Largest Vinyl Record Spins Atop an L.A. Concert Venue

It’s 407 feet in diameter.

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This Rap Video Explains Why Cleveland Is Awesome ... in Chinese

Key attractions? A "perfect" environment and the 2014 Gay Games. 

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Boston's City Hall Wants New, Locally Sourced Hold Music

It's replacing boring elevator tunes with ... #BOStunes.

Deconstructing Drake's Toronto-Themed Birthday Cake

More proof the rapper takes his self-appointed role as a Toronto booster seriously, in the form of baked goods.

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Athens, Georgia, Tries To Save Some of Its R.E.M. History

The church where the band played their first show is hardly standing, but renovation costs are steep.

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The Inevitable Death of All Music Scenes

NYC's art-punk golden age, Chapel Hill's indie-rock community, and Memphis's Stax Records all declined in about the same way: The underdogs became the establishment.

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This Sidewalk Art Installation Transforms Heartbeats Into Music

And helps local officials understand public space.

This Glasgow Demolition Could Also Be a Gnarly Music Video

You're not born to rock unless you can do it from the center of a choking cloud of demolition dust.

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808 Cities, 2,503 Shows, and 1,007,416 Miles: The Staggering Geography of Bob Dylan's 'Never Ending Tour'

An interactive guide to all the cities and set lists over the past 25 years.

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The Geography of America's Pop Music/Entertainment Complex

Pop songs, like widgets, are "manufactured" commodities, with a production system embedded in real places.

Richard Hell Looks Back on Punk's Roots in Place

Yes, there's plenty of sex and drugs in the musician's new memoir, but it also ponders the lasting cultural influence of punk on New York City.

The Nuclear Option for Rude Subway Riders: Wearable Speakers

It's about 100 times worse than listening to music without headphones.

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What SXSW Can Tell Us About the Geography of Indie Music

Texas cities account for three of the top 10 metros, and nearly one in five SXSW acts hail from Texas.