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Vivascene's Top 10 Lists
Dion: The Underrated, Overlooked Blues Master
Here are ten explosive, lesser known but terrific cuts from the underrated, overlooked blues master known simply as Dion.… Read more
Top 10 Deep Cuts: Pavement
On the 20th anniversary of their biggest album, the long-gone but not forgotten indie rockers Pavement get a new appreciation from one of their biggest fans.… Read more
What’s Goin’ On In Ferguson?
When St.Louis police officers killed Mike Brown, an unarmed black teenager, they kicked off a shitstorm of protest and social upheaval that has been playing out on CNN, Twitter and other social media platform… Read more
Top 10 Great Obscure Albums You Need To Hear
You won't find these at iTunes. You won't find them on CD. You may find them at one of the few record stores still extant, the ones that sell both new and used vinyl. This stuff is worth the search.… Read more
Vivascene’s Top 10 Overrated Artists
Writing up Overrated Artists is fraught with danger, as likely to generate calls of elitism, slander and libel, as well as the occasional hate-mail from the disgruntled fans of said artists. We'll take the chance, believing i… Read more
Vivascene’s Top 10 Overrated Guitarists
No stranger to controversy, we take on another herd of sacred cows, this one a group of over-celebrated guitarists. Something for you to fret about, we hope. … Read more
Vivascene’s Top 10 Overrated Films
10 films whose buildup belies the boredom therein, whose erroneous cries of originality are actually just yaps of vapid expression and copied cliché.… Read more
10 Reasons Why The Smiths Ruled the ’80s
Like Lennon-McCartney in the '60s and Strummer-Jones in the '70s, the English tandem of Morrissey-Marr defined a generation of pop music. … Read more
Top 10 Deep Cuts of The Clash
Vivascene presents the rarest, deepest tracks of The Clash: vibrant, exciting and essential cuts worth the search.… Read more
Editor's Picks
The Essential Kinks: The Legacy RecordingsThe Essential Kinks: The Legacy Recordings
The Essential Kinks: The Legacy Recordings celebrates the 50th anniversary of the group's formation. It's a stunning, Must-Ha… Read more
In Concert Photo Gallery: Dissolve with Hanging HeartIn Concert Photo Gallery: Dissolve with Hanging Heart
See the extensive photo gallery of San Francisco's Dissolve and Vancouver's Hanging Heart Read more
The Vivascene Q & A: Mark Schwab, Film DirectorThe Vivascene Q & A: Mark Schwab, Film Director
Award-winning indie director Mark Schwab serves up his take on his film career and on non-Hollywood film-making.… Read more
'The Double' Film Review‘The Double’ Film Review
A retro-dystopian future akin to Brazil ,with a whisper of Kafka, a smattering of Coen Brothers screwball, and a ful… Read more


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