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Norah Jones – The Fall

Norah Jones – The Fall

Norah Jones experienced her big break from Blue Note Records in 2001 with her contemporary jazz album, Come Away With Me, and since then has sold more than 32 million albums. Several Grammys later and two more celebrated albums recorded, Jones is now releasing her fourth album, The Fall. An...

By Bootsie
BlakRoc

BlakRoc

This album is really goddamn good. There’s a good deal of hype, sure, but with the internet and everything being all “viral” and shit, its impossible to assemble the type of personnel found on this album without some internet buzz and lofty expectations. But the Damon Dash project made up...

By Delicious
Simian Mobile Disco – Give Away

Simian Mobile Disco – Give Away

Simian Mobile Disco has embarked on a nation wide tour this fall and will performing in LA on Nov 24th at the Mayan Theatre. Pinpoint Music is giving away 2 prize packs that both include tickets to the show and a lot more! 1 Grand Prize winner Gets 1 copy...

By Big Ben
Old Canes – Feral Harmonic

Old Canes – Feral Harmonic

Folk rock certainly sees its waves of popularity, but one of the most endearing things about Old Canes’ new album Feral Harmonic is its irreverence for mainstream demands. Despite its noticeably catchy progressions, Feral Harmonic is not attempting to be on the radio or to make you hum melodies all...

By Wedsie
Minus The Bear – Live @ The Belly Up – Nov 2

Minus The Bear – Live @ The Belly Up – Nov 2

I needed a day off from guitarists who squeeze into tight black jeans. From lead singers wearing clever, size-too-small, t-shirts that I don’t understand. From drummers who look like their last hair cut was collaboration between Robert Smith and Flock of Seagulls lead Mike Score. More over, I needed a...

By Big Ben
Gift of Gab – Escape 2 Mars

Gift of Gab – Escape 2 Mars

There’s something beautiful and incomprehensible about experiencing someone as they put the mastery of their craft out on display. Like literally, as hard as you try to figure the shit out; you can’t help but find yourself in awe, ignoring your own logic and reason, staring, like a guy on...

By Delicious
Agoraphobic Nosebleed – Agorapocalypse

Agoraphobic Nosebleed – Agorapocalypse

Here’s to fuck. Here’s to fucking. The party marked by crowbars, PCP and schoolgirl piss. A frenzy, not so furious as fucking mean. With dueling hardons suffering an Indigo child knee deep in broken teeth howling “SHIVA, COME!” “Burn my misguided empathies.” Good time Lacy, 213. A heart kept for...

By Charles
Dizzee Rascal – Tongue N’ Cheek

Dizzee Rascal – Tongue N’ Cheek

Quick psychological study: think about yourself when you were 18-years-old; now think about yourself now. Scary right? My first thoughts, in no particular order are, ‘dude, you need to say sorry for that’, ‘do you think this is making your grandparents proud?’ and ‘what a goddamn shitbag’. I do not...

By Delicious
Rival Sons Live @ Hard Rock San Diego 10-30-09

Rival Sons Live @ Hard Rock San Diego 10-30-09

If you haven’t seen the Rival Sons live you need to find their next tour date within three states of you, shake down your deadbeat friends for cash, and hit the road. Listening to Rival Son’s debut Before The Fire once you’ve seen them live is a completely different and...

By Big Ben
Phish – Joy

Phish – Joy

Have you ever listened to Phish? I mean, really. Like, earnestly given them a chance out of the white-hat, petuli pit-stained, VW gas puke, hemp-strewn dread twirling Gaia of the Midwest giving birth to soy abortions at the apex of the third two-hour jug flute trampoline jam on the second...

By Charles
Krallice – Dimensional Bleedthrough

Krallice – Dimensional Bleedthrough

Black Metal enjoys where it is. It relishes in the comfort of it’s clichés and stereotype. Anything that shows a clear progression or digression from the original blueprint is almost instantly chastised as untrue and “false”. But that’s exactly why it’s a dying form of music. Like a primitive beast...

By Heard
Portico Quartet – Isla

Portico Quartet – Isla

London four piece (no kidding) Portico Quartet were first nudged into the spotlight last year, with “Knee Deep In The North Sea” earning a Mercury Music Prize nomination. It was chipper, optimistic sounding jazz, but safe jazz. No Herbie Hancock style time changes or ten minute long freakouts À la...

By Lemon