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Gogol Bordello: One band of Gypsies connects us all...

Gogol Bordello: One band of Gypsies connects us all...
I started a new day job recently. It suits me. There are so many musicians. Start a band? We could probably start three and still have subs. So obviously, the names of a lot of musical acts have been kicked around as we attempt to find common ground — every rock style from 311 to... Read more »

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 »
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I Have A Hard Time Liking Popular Christmas Music

I realize that writing something with the above title might cast me as a Grinch. But that is not the case. I like the holidays — decorating, lights, giving and receiving, winter meals and wintry beers. But I have a hard time getting excited about very much holiday music. There are modern Christmas albums out there from bands... Read more »

The Song at the End of the World: What's your 12/21/12 jam?

The Song at the End of the World: What's your 12/21/12 jam?
At this point we’ve heard all the theories concerning this supposedly impending Apocalyptic End of the World / Mayan Calendar Flip: – That the date has already passed because Mayans didn’t figure in the leap years – That something will change, but more along the line of a shift in our human consciousness – That... 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 »

Jason vs. Michael vs. Freddy: Who wins in a fight and other horrifying Halloween film questions

Jason vs. Michael vs. Freddy: Who wins in a fight and other horrifying Halloween film questions
[ WARNING: If you've never seen Halloween, Friday the 13th or A Nightmare on Elm Street, this post contains spoilers basically everywhere. ] [ ALSO: If you haven't seen those movies -- Welcome to our planet. October 31st is a holiday we call Halloween, during which people like to dress up, absorb a bunch of... Read more »

Scariest Horror Movie Theme Songs...?

Scariest Horror Movie Theme Songs...?
October makes a giant push for best month of the year when AMC network begins its Fear Fest celebration. You can turn on the TV at various points during the day to find something as hilariously strange as Flight of the Living Dead, as strangely compelling as all those Friday the 13th flicks or stuff like Child’s... Read more »
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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 »
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