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Sleater-Kinney to headline the Hollywood Palladium, presale tomorrow!

If you were stoked over the Sleater-Kinney reunion, you’re going to be even more thrilled to hear that they have expanded their tour dates to include new North American dates! Not to mention, Sleater-Kinney will headline the Hollywood Palladium Friday, May 1, 2015! The band are touring in support of their new album, No Cities […]

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Hot New Music: King Tuff – Album Review

    Whether you want to label it freak-out garage fuzz or some kind of miscreant pinhead-cretin-pop, it’s obvious King Tuff has unlocked the formula for plain old good time rock-n-roll.  In the words of Henry Frankenstein, it’s moving, it’s alive — it’s aliive!! A self-proclaimed troll who calls his guitar Jazzy Jew, Kyle Thomas […]

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Beach House – Bloom – Album Review

From a musician’s standpoint, it would seem that Beach House has attained the perfect career trajectory.  Acclaimed debut, Pitchfork BNM’ed sophomore effort, including high-profile mentions in Rolling Stone and Spin, and the eventual hat trick completed with 2010’s Teen Dream, a veritable masterpiece that seemed to be the accumulation of everything they’d been working toward. […]

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Dum Dum Girls “Only in Dreams” – Album Review

Dum Dum Girls have left some of the teenage nostalgia of their 2010 debut, I Will Be behind and are fresh faced with a 10-track dose of pop songs steeped in harsh reality with their sophomore album Only in Dreams released via Sub Pop Records on September 27, 2011. The album kicks off with the punchy “Always […]

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Male Bonding “Endless Now” – Album Review

The Dalston neighborhood of London is home to many significant pop culture people/places/things.  It brought us the ‘Nabootique’ shop on The Mighty Boosh, the setting of Simon Pegg’s movie Run Fatboy Run and it’s also where electronic party starters The Prodigy made their live debut in 1990.  Now, Dalston has one more thing to boast about […]

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Shabazz Palaces at the Troubadour (June 9, 2011) – Photos & Show Review

With out even reading the bio on Shabazz Palaces’ new album, Black Up, I instantly thought of one of my favorite hip hop acts, Digable Planets. The rhymes were as smooth as hot buttah’ on a bread roll and the beats were exotically tight. After doing my research I was even more stoked to learn […]

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Low “C’mon” — Album Review

It’s been three years since Low released Drums and Guns, and now the trio is back with their latest title C’mon. Apparently, it’s the shortest title of any Low album since they first originated in 1993. C’mon is actually a very lax album filled with ten tracks of low-key melodic songs. Comprised of a husband […]

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Mogwai “Hardcore Will Never Die, But You Will” – Album Review

It’s hard not to laugh a little when you say the title of the new Mogwai album out loud, Hardcore Will Never Die, But You Will. Or maybe I’m just easily amused. After hitting play on their follow up to 2008’s The Hawk is Howling I start to flip through the little picture book the […]

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“Everything In Between” by No Age – Album Review

Door beating percussive throbs open “Life Prowler,” the welcoming introduction into No Age’s latest, Everything In Between. Their third longplayer (second for Sub Pop), the LA duo Dean Spunt and Randy Randall return with the follow-up to their 2008 Grammy-nominated “Best Recording Packaging” that is: Nouns. “One time is all I need to know my […]

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“That’s How We Burn” by Jaill – Album Review

Sub Pop’s post-grunge resurgence seems to be rooted in finding good jangly pop bands from a particular geographical location and signing them to a deal – take a look at some of its roster beginning with The Shins (Albuquerque) until you get to, say, Avi Buffalo (Long Beach, Calif.). The label’s Milwaukee discovery, Jaill, fits […]

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