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Lady Gaga: How we all became bored with pop’s most interesting monster

Take a lesson from Lady Gaga: A meat dress will go rancid faster than any Prada or Louis Vuitton. In 2010, after releasing her platinum-selling and Grammy-winning “Fame Monster,” Lady Gaga was being hailed as “The Last Pop Star,” “The World’s Biggest Pop Star” and “Our Lady of Pop.” Those days, she would fearlessly cover herself in blood at sold-out arena shows or wear a meat dress to the MTV Video Music Awards.

Stream Unknown Mortal Orchestra “II”

Would Unknown Mortal Orchestra's music have been possible in the '60s or '70s? Despite the very obvious nostalgia for vintage rock in the New Zealand/Portland, Ore., band, there are tinges of modern influences and even forward-thinking in Unknown Mortal Orchestra's music.

Steve Kimock at the Oriental Theater, 10/20/12 (review)

Armed with a massive wardrobe of guitars, noodle king Steve Kimock and his mighty band owned the Oriental Theater Saturday. From tropical, surfy jams to meandering jazz odysseys, Kimock and Parliament/Talking Heads keyman Bernie Worrell blasted through a diverse, 14-song night rife with plenty of Kimock’s trademark six-string voyaging.