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Knapsack Reunites to Tour, Save World

Knapsack Reunites to Tour, Save World

You may know Knapsack from their woefully understated time making quiet/loud big hearted forever now crouch and shout indie rock back in the 90s or from the many times Charles has taken the opportunity on this site to extol the comely virtues of Blair Shehan vis a vis The Jealous...

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Dealer’s Choice – fthrsn / Black Wing / Spazzkid

Dealer’s Choice – fthrsn / Black Wing / Spazzkid

Friday night hasn’t been all right for fighting since the last brown joint on the Lower East Side opened its doors to one and all so that the regulars might get swallowed whole in the French cuffs and Egyptian musks and all the wrong people could get so rich they’d...

By eds.
Stones Throw Records Premieres Label Documentary

Stones Throw Records Premieres Label Documentary

Holy crap, I love Stones Throw Records. To celebrate this fascination, the label has decided to make a personal documentary for me and hold a worldwide priememere and party. thanks guys. “Our Vinyl Weighs A Ton (This Is Stones Throw Records) will make its world premiere at the Los Angeles...

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Tape Wyrm XLV: Maryland Deathfest XI

Tape Wyrm XLV: Maryland Deathfest XI

Slowly We Rot I am terrible at show reviews. I have done a few in the past but have always felt strange doing so. I usually am struggling to find purpose. Whether to report or to reflect, my photography and journalistic skills have a few critical flaws. This maybe a...

By Kaptain Carbon
Governors Ball 2013 – You’re Doing Great Stage Preview

Governors Ball 2013 – You’re Doing Great Stage Preview

It’s nice when a festival takes the time to remind us (one and all) just how gosh darn terrific we are. Because, facts is facts…WE’RE THE BEST! Seriously, who the hell is better than us? None! How, exactly, did we get so awesome? WHO CARES! It’s just good to finally...

By Charles
Glass Candy Rolls Out Video For “Beautiful Object”

Glass Candy Rolls Out Video For “Beautiful Object”

Before there was Chromatics, there was Glass Candy lead by the sphinx of a producer Johnny Jewel. While Chromatics pushed the dreary atmosphere of a break up circa 1986, Glass Candy is a little bit more upbeat. Well, upbeat in a cocaine comedown sort of way. Check out the video...

By eds.
Governors Ball 2013 – Gov Ball NYC Stage Preview

Governors Ball 2013 – Gov Ball NYC Stage Preview

I know I tend to get a little hyperbolic when it comes to music festivals but I’m beginning to think I’m pretty dead on when I tell you that Governors Ball is going to be the biggest, boldest, drop your pants and shake the ants out, hard and sweaty dance...

By Charles
Watch SLDGHMR’s new video for “I Just Want You to Know”

Watch SLDGHMR’s new video for “I Just Want You to Know”

Rare is the Monday that starts with references to techno, France and Florida but what the hell, right? Sometimes you need that synthetic motivation to get you up and at ’em and electronic against-all-vowels duo, SLDGHMR (don’t ask them about the missing “m”) provide that unnatural bass banging with their...

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Dealer’s Choice – The Frowning Clouds / Control

Dealer’s Choice – The Frowning Clouds / Control

My wife tells me the cicadas are out but I have not heard them. I remember them being louder and emanating a sense of heat and humidity. I haven’t heard them yet. Maybe it needs to be warmer. Maybe I need to be further south and next to a grove...

By eds.
Lightning Dust Release Video for “Diamond”

Lightning Dust Release Video for “Diamond”

Holy cute, I love Lightning Dust. With two members from the venerable Black Mountain, Amber Webber and Josh Wells have been doing fine with this very restrained slightly retro washed outfit. Fantasy, the band’s third album is out on Jagjaguwar on June 25th and may come with a subdued feeling...

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Retox – YPLL

Retox – YPLL

I’ve had J Lo in my head all day. “My Love Don’t Cost a Thing” and “Jenny from the Block” (respectively) limping back and forth incessantly in a grotesque dance of delusion and excess while I pulled floorboards, slung refuse, displaced studs and almost learned the proper use of a...

By Charles
Inaugural First City Festival Announces Dates, Lineup

Inaugural First City Festival Announces Dates, Lineup

Did you know that Monterey lays claim to being the first capitol of California? Because I sure as shit didn’t, but that fact is the impetus for naming the city’s newly announced First City Festival. Slated to take place on August 24 & 25, at the Monterey County Fair and...

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