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While most bands tend to fear the sophomore slump, Mariachi El Bronx have taken this dreadful trend by the balls and flung it out the window. With the release of their highly anticipated follow up, Mariachi El Bronx (II), the men have fine tuned and crafted their Mariachi skills and lyrical content to perhaps even […]

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Hot New Music: Theophilus London “Timez Are Weird These Days” — Album Review

The highly anticipated debut release from Brooklyn’s Theophilus London lives up to the hype — and then some. Totally exceeding expectations, London’s album title is even on point! There’s no denying that Timez Are Weird These Days, and he perfectly sums up this point in one eclectic, yet amazing, 11-track album. With hip-hop at its core, […]

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Hot New Music: Las Kellies “Kellies” – Album Review

Sparking their third studio album off with a zombie surf-punk, organ infested intro,” Las Kellies set the tone for an unusual album full of delectable twists and turns. The fiery threesome from Buenos Aires, Argentina power through Kellies, their 14-track LP dousing your ears with feral garage riffs, exotic dub and a variety of post-punk […]

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Hot Band Alert: Bleached (Former Members of Mika Miko)

Former Mika Miko members (and sisters), Jessica and Jennifer Clavin have taken their ’77 punk style and have formed their new band, Bleached. The edgy sisters bring forth that Ramones powerpop flavor sprinkled in with some vintage psyche sounds. Their new single “Think of You” is one catchy diddy with a very classic punk sound. You […]

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Sebadoh “Bakesale : Deluxe Edition” – Album Review

As it turns out evolution is not as we thought. It’s not as simple as monkeys turning into men. Hundreds of thousands of years ago. A few kinds of humanoids existed at the same time and only one of them evolved into humankind. There were, many evolutionary dead ends and only one kind of pre-hominid […]

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Hot New Music: Shabazz Palaces “Black Up” — Album Review

Photo: Shabazz Palaces at the Troubadour – by Ben Irwin As the first hip-hop group signed to indie-rock heavy-hitters Sup Pop, Shabazz Palaces brings a new psychedelic style to hip-hop. Free off all the bullshit, hype and wannabe pop infused crap, Shabazz Palaces’ debut album, Black Up totally tears away at traditional hip-hop vibes to […]

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Hot New Music: Handsome Furs “Sound Kapital” — Album Review

For some reason, husband and wife musical teams always create good shit. Maybe it’s the chemistry that’s already naturally there? Or it could be the opposite, with fights and hot make-up sex acting as the catalyst of such electrifying tunes. Whatever the case is, the Canadian duo of Dan Boeckner and Alexei Perry that make […]

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Hot New Music: Son Lux “We Are Rising” – Album Review

There is a small restaurant at the meeting of Manhattan’s East Village and Lower East Side that specializes in making meals that mix tastes that don’t normally go together: sausages and oysters, fish paste and liverwurst – you get the idea. The idea sort of scared me but also sort of intrigued me.  In fact, I […]

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Hot Band Alert: The Postelles Self Titled — Debut Album Review

The Postelles’ self-titled debut album is drenched with bubbly and addictive ’50s rock ‘n’ roll vibes intertwined with a bit of ’60s pop—all with a modern twist. In an odd way, they sort of resemble an early Weezer (from their Blue album), but are more upbeat. The Postelles is full of a sort of first […]

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Hot New Music: Those Darlins “Screws Get Loose” – Album Review

Have you ever met a girl that you were so envious of because of her good looks and super cool persona? The kind of chick that exudes a badass, I-don’t-give-a-fuck confidence and tends to play like a boy, but is all women? Tennessee rockers, Those Darlins, are all that and a bag of chips! And […]

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