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Les Sins: Michael

Les Sins: Michael

Mike Randall November 10, 2014 0

If Les Sins’ disco-funk sounds familiar, that may be because it’s the electronic side-gig of Toro Y Moi’s Chaz Bundick. While Bundick’s main gig delivers more traditionally structured songs, Les Sins offers a platform

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Swearing At Motorists: While Laughing, The Joker Tells The Truth

Swearing At Motorists: While Laughing, The Joker Tells The Truth

John Paul November 10, 2014 0

Like fellow Ohioans Guided By Voices, Dayton’s Swearing at Motorists tend to favor brevity, crafting often-loose approximations of songs that barely stretch across the two-minute mark. Where the former ostensibly places greater focus on

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Revisit: Blind Melon: Soup

Revisit: Blind Melon: Soup

Cole Waterman November 10, 2014 1

It’s a shame that in the larger public eye, Blind Melon’s legacy amounts to badly sung karaoke renditions of “No Rain” and memories of the song’s bee girl video. This historical injustice is deepened

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Modest Mouse The Lonesome Crowded West (Reissue)

Modest Mouse The Lonesome Crowded West (Reissue)

Colin Fitzgerald November 9, 2014 0

As time progressed and Modest Mouse became more and more commercially viable, their music was sapped of the furious, frustrated energy it had been laced with in the beginning. Much of 1990s alternative rock

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Concert Review: Meatbodies/Purling Hiss/ Foul Swoops

Concert Review: Meatbodies/Purling Hiss/ Foul Swoops

Pat Padua November 9, 2014 0

It was a great night for guitars at the gourmet pizza and beer joint Comet Ping Pong. Three energetic bands vied for the title of shredding-est and most pedal-riffic. There was one problem. You

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Witch Mountain: Mobile of Angels

Witch Mountain: Mobile of Angels

David Maine November 9, 2014 0

Witch Mountain has been part of Portland, OR’s doom metal scene since their formation in 1997 and subsequent 1999 debut release, Homegrown Doom. Since then, the band has recorded sporadically, with a constantly-shifting lineup

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Taylor Swift: 1989

Taylor Swift: 1989

Nathan Kamal November 6, 2014 1

1989 is Taylor Swift’s pop album. That is the buzz around the singer-songwriter’s fifth record, that it is her departure from her brand of confessional pop country and into the mainstream. But what does

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The Juan MacLean: In a Dream

The Juan MacLean: In a Dream

Josh Goller November 6, 2014 0

LCD Soundsystem may have hung it up over three years ago, but James Murphy’s DFA imprint is still thrumming along at a steady dance-punk clip. By pumping out quality content that both thrives in

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Run the Jewels: Run the Jewels 2

Run the Jewels: Run the Jewels 2

Jake Cole November 5, 2014 0

People love to categorize El-P’s production style as “cinematic,” but apparently no one told him that, in movies, sequels tend to be rehashes, mild variations of form that simply bilk another few bucks out

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Concert Review: Flatbush Zombies/The Underachievers

Concert Review: Flatbush Zombies/The Underachievers

Nathan Stevens November 5, 2014 0

If I’ve learned one thing from the hip-hop shows I’ve seen this year, it’s that hip-hop trios > hip-hop duos. I haven’t seen Outkast or Run the Jewels (yet), but there’s something about three

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