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Freeball Friday! Pop Goes the Webelo!

Freeball Friday! Pop Goes the Webelo!

The Luyas – “Fifty Fifty” We first saw The Luyas play in the abandoned store front next to Other Music in NYC at the High Violet thing that The National was hosting that they totally didn’t play at which was kind of a major “duh” on our always-wishing-we-were-there-when nerd alert...

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Of Montreal – Daughter of Cloud

Of Montreal – Daughter of Cloud

I get Of Montreal. It is this fact that has led me to follow their work through whatever avenue the band has chosen to take. It was not always like this however. The band had been operating 10 years before I started to pay attention. I, like most people, jumped...

By Kaptain Carbon
Ticket Giveaway! Balam Acab 9-29 @ Central SAPC

Ticket Giveaway! Balam Acab 9-29 @ Central SAPC

At least now Alec Koone is old enough (barely) to order a drink at the venues and clubs he’s been playing since his teens. Under the name Balam Acab he’s been lauded as a musical savant by critics and their ilk (chief among them our own Lemon) for his numerous...

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Ticket Giveaway! Ryan Bingham @The Fonda 9-27

Ticket Giveaway! Ryan Bingham @The Fonda 9-27

Ryan Bingham might be a local LA guy but his dusty plains style of America music distinctly embodies a different place, and often a different time. Bingham had already won over many fans and critics with his first two albums, but received international acclaim, and several awards, for his song...

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Ticket Giveaway! Menomena @The El Rey 9-27

Ticket Giveaway! Menomena @The El Rey 9-27

Earlier this summer David Mchank did a hand drawn graphic interview withDanny Seim of Menomena, it’s one of the best pieces we’ve ever had on this site. Danny covers such rich topics as: his comb over; a Green Day / Weezer cover band he used to play in; and a...

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The xx – Coexist

The xx – Coexist

Given that their self-titled debut won the Mercury Prize and is widely recognised as one of the most accomplished and fully-formed debut albums in recent memory, you’d be forgiven for thinking that The xx would lose their grasp on all that made their first album so special. After all, part...

By Lemon
Thee Oh Sees – El Rey 9-8-12

Thee Oh Sees – El Rey 9-8-12

Words by Aaron, Photos by Ben Irwin. Without the Clash around to defend their title, Thee Oh Sees may well be the only band that matters. The band is notably prolific, with 11 full-length studio albums, including Putrifiers II, which just came out on 9/12, and two more albums last...

By Aaron
Deep Elm Records Introduces Epic “We Know Times Are Tough” Sale

Deep Elm Records Introduces Epic “We Know Times Are Tough” Sale

Fiercely Indie Emo Stalwart, Deep Elm Records (home to seminal releases by Latterman, The Appleseed Cast, Nada Surf and Planes Mistaken for Stars) is offering – through the end of 2012 – their ENTIRE catalog (200 releases) at a ridiculously budget friendly rate of $5 per album. This is, of...

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Tape Wyrm XXXI: Forgotten Showcase #1

Tape Wyrm XXXI: Forgotten Showcase #1

Before we begin, I would like to thank a designer and illustrator named Yeti for providing this publication with a new logo. I could never master the trade of black/death lettering so I am thankful for the artisans who keep the trade alive and productive. It is to him and...

By Kaptain Carbon
IWRESTLEDABEARONCE premiere trailer for their new horror film A Beary Scary Movie

IWRESTLEDABEARONCE premiere trailer for their new horror film A Beary Scary Movie

Yep. You read that right. Everyone’s favorite femme front nu-grind-commando groove unit has made a friggin’ horror film. It’s called A Beary Scary Movie and is scheduled for release on November 6, 2012. Starring the band (though rumor has it the original singer’s left since filming) along with Slipknot’s Clown...

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McHank #11 – Rites of Spring – Six Song Demo

McHank #11 – Rites of Spring – Six Song Demo

Let me start out by saying Dischord Records is the most important record label in my life. The fact that they’ve been going back and raiding their archives and releasing a bunch of treasures has not fallen lightly on this punk rock record nerd. I have been overjoyed with each...

By McHank
[Tin Wyrm] 001 – A Very Fond Farewell

[Tin Wyrm] 001 – A Very Fond Farewell

Tin Wyrm is the logical coupling of the good Kaptain Carbon’s propensity for extremity as displayed in his exhaustively inspired work in the endless metal melee under the Tape Wyrm banner and Charles’ determined lap of post-adolescent obscurity typified in the ringings of Tin Ear Tuesday. It’s aim is to...

By Charles