Author Archives: MAGNET Staff

Essential New Music: J. Roddy Walston And The Business’ “Destroyers Of The Soft Life”

A great deal can befall a man in a mere four years; degrees and diplomas can be earned in such time, and a family can be spawned. Beloved frontman Rod Walston has recently accomplished the latter, and Destroyers Of The Soft Life reflects these experiences in anything but a nice, neat, canned rock effort—complete with […]

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From The Desk Of Martin Carr: Old Photographs

Martin Carr first made a name for himself in the early ’90s as the guitarist/songwriter of the Boo Radleys, whose Everything’s Alright Forever (1992), Giant Steps (1993) and Wake Up! (1995) remain essential listening from the Britpop era. The Boos disbanded in 1999, and Carr began releasing records under the bravecaptain moniker for the better […]

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Happy Birthday Zooey Deschanel

Happy birthday to Zooey Deschanel (She & Him, Almost Famous, (500) Days Of Summer).

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Happy Birthday Ryuichi Sakamoto

Happy birthday to Ryuichi Sakamoto. Read our review of his great recent LP here.

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Happy Birthday Ari Up (Slits)

Happy birthday to Ari Up (Slits). Read Spider Stacy (Pogues) on Ari in MAGNET here.

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Happy Birthday Richard Hawley

Happy birthday to Richard Hawley. Read Hawley on the Velvet Underground in MAGNET here.

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Happy Birthday Susanna Hoffs (Bangles)

Happy birthday to Susanna Hoffs (Bangles). Read Hoffs on My So-Called Life and Freaks And Geeks in MAGNET here.

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Happy Birthday Steve Earle

Happy birthday to Steve Earle. Read our Earle cover story here.

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Happy Birthday Andy Rourke (Smiths)

Happy birthday to Andy Rourke (Smiths). Read our early history of the Smiths and Rough Trade Records here.

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Happy Birthday Benjamin Franklin

“The most accomplished American of his age and the most influential in inventing the type of society America would become.” —Walter Isaacson, Benjamin Franklin: An American Life In MAGNET’s hometown of Philly, it’s all about the Benjamin. The Other Greatest Of All Time.

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