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The Art of the Opening Band is not yet lost: Featuring Rubblebucket

The Art of the Opening Band is not yet lost: Featuring Rubblebucket
Last May, Reptar was the opening band for Grouplove at the Metro. What a stellar show. What a killer pair of new acts. By the fall, Reptar was out on their own, touring with an opening band called Rubblebucket. Having previously dug Reptar as an opening act (and eventually declaring Body Faucet 2012′s Album of the Year),... Read more »

Something about nothing: preview 2013

Something about nothing: preview 2013
Wow. That was a chore, huh? A lot of stuff just happened. We had some holidays, the new year, an election, recent Olympic games and even the flipping of the Mayan “Have we really been talking about this for, like, two years??” calendar. Whew. But we’re back to that point, now, where we’re going to... Read more »

Best Music of 2012: The year the world wouldn't end

Best Music of 2012: The year the world wouldn't end
For a few weeks now I’ve been having the same debate with a good friend (I think we’re still friends) over what should be the Album of the Year for 2012. It’s a toss-up between two bands — we agree they’re both phenomenal – but he says I’m crazy for picking the one I’m about to over... Read more »
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M.O.O.N., YUZIMA and Sons of the West release three EPs

There are three previously-covered indie kids from across this weird country — specifically Boston, New York and Chicago — who have recently released new music. A couple of them self-release this stuff, so let’s get around the web and check it all out… M.O.O.N. It seems like this Boston-area electronic musician is constantly either making... Read more »

In-Studio With KEXP: How all free music should work

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KEXP radio out of Seattle regularly posts the best new music on the internet. For free. (You just gotta dig through the bin a little.) It comes by way of their live in-studio sessions, usually four songs, performed by just about every near-rock band or person you’ve heard of with a new album (not Bieber,... Read more »

In Defense of Hollywood Actor Rock-Star Wannabes

Death Cab for Cutie’s Ben Gibbard once said (about 30 Seconds to Mars’ Jared Leto), “He’s a professional actor in music; so there’s no way to feel any sincerity about his position as a musician… Because he makes a living playing characters.. [he's] also acting what you think a rock star should act like.” What’s most amusing... Read more »
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What new album will soundtrack your summer 2012?

What new album will soundtrack your summer 2012?
Summer is an exceptionally good time to rock new music. We’re outside mowing our lawns, dodging bird dung, in cars watching the corn go by, walking dogs, cats, lizards and generally out of our dusty homes, away from the flickering boobs on the tube. Sure, half our collective minds may be on the big new... Read more »

A.V. Club Undercover: Music you know played by indie bands you should

Rock music is so rarely mainstream anymore (and Dave Grohl cheated). Instead it has splintered off into a hundred-thousand swell indie rock-pop-groove-dance-jam bands who tour relentlessly and grow increasingly spectacular mustaches just to gain your attention. But AVClub.com (The Onion’s sister site – I may have previously mentioned them over and over again) has a... Read more »

Jack White, Japandroids and Dave Grohl Speaks Truths

In a January issue of Rolling Stone, Dave Grohl was asked about ’90s nostalgia and tough times for rock radio. His response was freaking excellent: I don’t really see anything that I consider ’90s nostalgia. Loud-ass guitars and drummers who trash their kits — when did that ever go away? I love that a band... Read more »
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Nobody Cares About the Rock ‘n’ Roll Hall of Fame (and rightfully so)

Nobody Cares About the Rock ‘n’ Roll Hall of Fame (and rightfully so)
How exactly do you get into the Rock ‘n’ Roll Hall of Fame? Practice, practice, practice? An excellent start. Sell mountains of albums and be annoyingly regular on the radio? That next, yes. Have lots of friends and make nice with all the right folks? There you go. But this is rock ‘n’ roll. Something... Read more »
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