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Concert Review: The Black Lips and Deerhunter

Concert Review: The Black Lips and Deerhunter

Jake Cole March 16, 2014 0

A Georgia native by birth but a prisoner of the suburbs at the hands of parents who despised going into the sprawl of Atlanta’s city proper, my connection to the local art scene has

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Holy Hell! Weezer (The Blue Album) Turns 20

Holy Hell! Weezer (The Blue Album) Turns 20

Jacob Adams March 12, 2014 0

Weezer’s 1994 debut LP, known colloquially as The Blue Album, is at the center of so many competing narratives about music in the 1990s that it’s hard to know how to make sense of

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Concert Review: Russian Circles/Helms Alee/KEN Mode

Concert Review: Russian Circles/Helms Alee/KEN Mode

David Harris March 11, 2014 0

(Photo: Adam Peterson) As I get older, I can appreciate an early set time, but 7:45pm is too damned premature for a metal performance. Half the reason I turned up to see the Russian

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Revisit: MC Paul Barman: Paullelujah!

Revisit: MC Paul Barman: Paullelujah!

Jester Jay Goldman March 10, 2014 0

Working in the cube-farms of corporate America in 2002, pleasures were hard to come by and distraction was a blessing. I don’t even know where I first came across “Cock Mobster,” but I do

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Concert Review: Parquet Courts

Concert Review: Parquet Courts

Derek Staples March 9, 2014 0

(Photo: Rachel Lipsitz) Garnering placement on both our “Top 25 Songs” and “Top 20 Albums” list of 2013, it’s clear that we dig the punk-exploits of Brooklyn’s Parquet Courts. Having personally worn out the

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Concert Review: The Casket Girls/The Stargazer Lilies/Dott/Dreamend

Concert Review: The Casket Girls/The Stargazer Lilies/Dott/Dreamend

Nathan Kamal March 6, 2014 0

(Photo: Adam Peterson) When I arrived at Holocene, my shriveled little heart immediately sank. I had come to see the Casket Girls as part of Graveface Records’ Roadshow and was delighted to find that

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Holy Hell! Definitely Maybe Turns 20

Holy Hell! Definitely Maybe Turns 20

Nathan Kamal March 4, 2014 0

In 1994, one band ruled the world. Fronted by an abrasive, charismatic singer and openly acknowledging their songwriting influences, that band became the figureheads of a nascent, widespread musical movement. They gave focus and

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Rediscover: Tom Robinson Band: Power in the Darkness

Rediscover: Tom Robinson Band: Power in the Darkness

David Maine March 3, 2014 0

Thirty-odd years after the fact, there’s a version of rock ‘n’ roll history that goes like this: “By 1977, rock had become so corporate and bloated and bloodless that it took the freshening gusts

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Holy Hell! Grace Turns 20

Holy Hell! Grace Turns 20

Cedric Justice February 26, 2014 0

In the summer of 1994, Forrest Gump, Speed and the Lion King were topping the box office. OJ Simpson was arrested for suspicion of murder. Nelson Mandela went from being a prisoner to president,

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Rediscover: Odd Squad: Fadanuf Fa Erybody!!

Rediscover: Odd Squad: Fadanuf Fa Erybody!!

Chaz Kangas February 24, 2014 0

Houston, Texas’ Rap-A-Lot Records is uniquely both highly respected and vastly underrated in the grand scheme of hip-hop history. Mostly known for being the independent outfit that largely introduced southern hip-hop as a force

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