Upstream podcast discusses The Strokes

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Upstream podcast: PWR BTTM, the Strokes, and whether Avril Lavigne is actually dead

A look at this week's complicated music news.


Audra Schroeder


Published May 18, 2017   Updated May 24, 2021, 2:03 pm CDT

This week we discuss the rise and fall of PWR BTTM and dive into that pesky Avril Lavigne conspiracy theory. Plus, a look back at whether the Strokes were good, the insufferable return of LCD Soundsystem, and roughly 1,365 summer music recommendations.

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*First Published: May 18, 2017, 5:00 am CDT