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Concert Review: Beats Antique

Concert Review: Beats Antique

Jester Jay Goldman April 17, 2014 0

A Thousand Faces and a thousand stories. Beats Antique took to Kickstarter last year to raise money, not for their planned album, A Thousand Faces, but to create a world class show to tour

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Unwound: Rat Conspiracy

Unwound: Rat Conspiracy

Nathan Stevens April 16, 2014 0

The post-hardcore world is no stranger to excess. Big Black’s six minute odes to setting yourself on fire and Hüsker Dü’s “Reoccurring Dreams” are prime examples that some of the best songs post-hardcore has

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Metronomy: Love Letters

Metronomy: Love Letters

Josh Goller April 16, 2014 0

The arm of Joseph Mount’s metronome has swung back away from the sunny beats and expansive instrumentation that defined his band’s previous release, a record that was heaped with acclaim. The English Riviera evoked

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Holy Hell! Illmatic Turns 20

Holy Hell! Illmatic Turns 20

Jake Cole April 16, 2014 0

So many great albums across a wide spectrum of genres turn 20 this year, but of all the records celebrating their platinum anniversary, few are more classic, or as great, as Nas’s debut, Illmatic.

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John Frusciante: Enclosure

John Frusciante: Enclosure

Jester Jay Goldman April 15, 2014 0

Anyone who knows John Frusciante’s guitar work with the Red Hot Chili Peppers and other rock bands will be completely nonplussed by his latest release, Enclosure. It may even surprise the true fans that

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Concert Review: Factory Floor

Concert Review: Factory Floor

David Harris April 15, 2014 0

When a music publicist tells you, off the record, that the band he is pimping out is going to “melt your face” in concert, do you believe him? Not to discount the profession, but

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CunninLynguists: Strange Journey Volume Three

CunninLynguists: Strange Journey Volume Three

Nathan Stevens April 15, 2014 0

When you make an 18 track hip-hop album about space shenanigans you’re going to get some unwelcome comparisons to a certain legendary album. Yes Deltron 3030 looms above Strange Journey Volume Three but the

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OFF!: Wasted Years

OFF!: Wasted Years

Rob Rubsam April 14, 2014 0

Like an experiment in built-in obsolescence, OFF! presents its listeners with an interesting question on Wasted Years: why the hell are you listening to this when, at literally any other point in its members’

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Revisit: Roky Erickson: Gremlins Have Pictures

Revisit: Roky Erickson: Gremlins Have Pictures

Derek Staples April 14, 2014 0

It wasn’t until the latter part of 2013 that I started to turn my attentions to the dense discography of troubled singer/songwriter Roky Erickson. Like many fans of horror-themes and dusty psyche-rock, I had

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The Pretty Reckless: Going to Hell

The Pretty Reckless: Going to Hell

David Maine April 14, 2014 0

First of all, enough with the Janis Joplin references. Taylor Momsen is a good singer and The Pretty Reckless are a solid little hard-rock outfit, but please, this ain’t Big Brother and the Holding

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