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Mike Krol
An Interview with Mike Krol — a man of many hats who ultimately makes some stellar garage rock

There is something about being from Milwaukee. Whether it’s the midwestern work ethic or knowing you are on your own as far as any creative pursuits. When you meet a Milwaukeean in a creative field you can bet they had nothing handed to them. Mike Krol is no exception, except… he is. Krol’s path to […]

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King Khan & the Shrines Sign to Merge Records!

  It looks likes the funky, garage-thrashin’ “fat Indian man” that we all can’t get enough of is set to release a Merge debut later this year. King Khan & the Shrines is now part of the Merge family. Take a look below at King Khan’s statement about the merge with Merge: Rumors have been flying about […]

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Win Tickets to Telekinesis at the Echo – April 25, 2013

Seattle indie rocker Telekinesis aka Michael B. Lerner hits the Echo on Thursday, April 25.  Telekinesis is on tour now, with a full backing band, in support of his 2013 Merge Records album release Dormarion and now’s the perfect opportunity to hear the new songs live.  Supporting acts are Mount Moriah and The Paparazzi – don’t miss out! The night’s event starts at 8:30 p.m., is 18+ […]

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Win Tickets to Radar Brothers at the Echo – Feb. 2, 2013

Radar Brothers celebrate their new album release at the Echo on Saturday, February 2.  Their eighth album, aptly titled, Eight, drops on Merge Records on January 29.  Be one of the first to hear this set of new dark and textural psych soundscapes live!  Supporting acts are Babies on Acid and Young Unknowns. The night’s event […]

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Redd Kross – Researching the Blues – Album Review

Fifteen long years in the making and Redd Kross (the Neurotica line-up) are back with a new album!  Well worth the wait, as the band has significantly upped the ante since 1997’s Show World, with their 2012 Merge Records release, Researching the Blues – a brief but simply striking 32 minutes of pure, hard power-pop perfection. […]

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Contest: Win Tickets to Hospitality at the Satellite (June 1, 2012)

Brooklyn’s Hospitality play the Satellite stage on Friday, June 1.  Hospitality are on tour now in support of their 2012 self-titled debut release, out now on Merge Records.  Fueled by singer Amber Papini’s distinct vocal style, Hospitality’s sophisticated pop hooks tweaked with alternative rock power provide for some instantly gratifying aural pleasure.  Peep their video […]

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Emily Saex |
Wye Oak “Civilian” — Album Review

It’s ironic how the most devastating times in life can inspire the most beautiful art. In the case of Wye Oak comprised of Andy Stack (Drums and guitar) and Jen Wasner (singer and guitars), Civilian is their beautiful tragedy, or really Jen’s. Writing the songs during the summer of 2010 during a difficult time in […]

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Sandra Burciaga Olinger |
Telekinesis “12 Desperate Straight Lines” — Album Review

Telekinesis at the Echo – Photo by Ivette Orenos for Grimy Goods Telekinesis is very far from past grunge acts that have come out of Seattle, WA. Instead, Michael Benjamin Lerner, the man behind Telekinesis, is providing the city with a new sound…some popish indie rock that’ll put a smile on any hipster face! As […]

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The Love Language at the Echo – Photo Gallery

Is there anything more gorgeous than the sound of the Love Language? Well, I’m sure there is, but last Thursday, Feb. 24 for just a lil under an hour it was all about the sweet sounds and lovely serenades of the Love Language. The North Carolina natives opened up for Merge Records label mates, Telekinesis, […]

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Arcade Fire at the Shrine Auditorium – Photo Gallery & Show Review

Words: Sandra Burciaga Photos: Ivette Orenos Do you remember when you were a child and the feeling of excitement and awe you’d get from going to your favorite amusement park? Feeling completely overwhelmed with joy and schizophrenic eyes of where to begin with your playful journey, I found myself feeling like a kid at Disney […]

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