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Pirate Cat Radio Charts for June 2016

Pirate Cat Radio Charts for June 2016

1 MITSKI Puberty 2 Dead Oceans 2 Deerhoof The Magic Polyvinyl Records 3 HOLY FUCK Congrats Innovative Leisure 4 KILLS Ash and Ice Domino 5 Claypool Lennon Delirium Monolith of Phobos ATO 6 Radiohead A Moon Shaped Pool XL 7 PAUL SIMON Stranger To Stranger Concord 8 GOLD PANDA

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July 8th, 2016

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How Denis Leary Honored David Bowie on Last Night’s ‘Sex&Drugs&Rock&Roll’

How Denis Leary Honored David Bowie on Last Night’s ‘Sex&Drugs&Rock&Roll’

Warning: This article contains major plot points from the most recent episode of “Sex&Drugs&Rock&Roll,” “Rebel Rebel.” At first glance, Thursday’s episode of “Sex&Drugs&Rock&Roll” seemed preoccupied with blithe plotlines involving Johnny Rock ...

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July 8th, 2016

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Behind the scenes of Blood Orange with Iggy Pop

Behind the scenes of Blood Orange with Iggy Pop

I am sitting in the waiting room of a Spanish vet with a sick cat and Iggy Pop. It feels like the strangest dream. We are in Ibiza making a feature film, a noir thriller called Blood Orange. Iggy is playing the lead, an ageing rock star married to a beautiful seductress, and

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July 7th, 2016

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Nigel Farage stands down from UKip

Nigel Farage stands down from UKip

Nigel Farage says he is standing down as leader of the UK Independence Party. Mr Farage said he had “done my bit” following the UK’s referendum vote to leave the EU. He said the party was in a “pretty good place” and said he would not change his

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July 4th, 2016

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The simple way you can show solidarity with the UK’s foreign-born population

The simple way you can show solidarity with the UK’s foreign-born population

One of the ugliest side effects of the UK’s decision to leave the EU last week has been a sharp increase in reported hate crimes. Vote Leave’s campaign was tainted by accusations of racist dog-whistling: a poster unveiled by Ukip featuring an edited photograph of

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June 29th, 2016

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Belarusians create naked workplaces

Belarusians create naked workplaces

Belarusians take naked pictures in workplaces and show the images on the web. But what is behind this unusual action? Belarus is lead by authoritarian President Alexander Lukashenko State, and when the president says something Belarusians follow him. In a recent example, the

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June 28th, 2016

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People Aren’t Smart Enough for Democracy to Flourish, Scientists Say

People Aren’t Smart Enough for Democracy to Flourish, Scientists Say

The democratic process relies on the assumption that citizens (the majority of them, at least) can recognize the best political candidate, or best policy idea, when they see it. But a growing body of research has revealed an unfortunate aspect of the human psyche that would ...

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June 28th, 2016

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Elliott Smith in a 1994 Devo tribute band

Elliott Smith in a 1994 Devo tribute band

In the early ’90s, before Elliott Smith was nominated for an Oscar and Chris Slusarenko played in Guided by Voices, they were just some guys knocking around Portland’s independent rock scene. Smith had just released his first solo album and was still in a band called ...

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June 26th, 2016

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What could Brexit mean for the UK Music Biz?

What could Brexit mean for the UK Music Biz?

Culture secretary John Whittingdale has no doubt what Britain leaving the EU would mean for the UK’s music industry: absolutely nothing. “We are the most extraordinarily creative nation on the planet,” he told a mix of music biz executives and politicians at a UK Music ...

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June 24th, 2016

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DAVID LYNCH IS THROWING A VERY LYNCHIAN MUSIC & FILM FESTIVAL (AND IT’LL PROBABLY BE A WEIRD BLAST)

DAVID LYNCH IS THROWING A VERY LYNCHIAN MUSIC & FILM FESTIVAL (AND IT’LL PROBABLY BE A WEIRD BLAST)

David Lynch is like our nation’s super-fun, super-weird uncle, and it’s high time that he decided to get involved with a music festival. To his credit, he’s not riding the coattails of an established festival but has started one up from scratch. It’s called the Festival of ...

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June 22nd, 2016

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