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Japandroids – No Singles

Japandroids – No Singles

Japandroids’ 2009 full length debut was a success story you could get behind. Two best friends were making the music that they loved, and quickly gaining critical acclaim in press and music circles. But of course their success didn’t lie in the fact that they were two nice guys, their...

By Lemon
Les Savy Fav – Live @ Echoplex 5-9-10

Les Savy Fav – Live @ Echoplex 5-9-10

Les Savy Fav have been very clear over the years that they consider their live shows and recorded material completely separate creatures. Right now Les Savy Fav is back in the studio, which is reasonably big news for a band that has only released two albums in the last decade...

By Big Ben
“Mos Dub” – Mos Def tracks dubbed over reggae classics

“Mos Dub” – Mos Def tracks dubbed over reggae classics

Check out the Mos Def tracks dubbed over reggae classics, produced by Max Tannone. The full album is available for download at www.mosdub.com Mos Dub – 01 – Johnny Too BeefbyMax Tannone Mos Dub – 03 – Ms. Vampire BootybyMax Tannone Mos Dub – 08 – Summertime RunningbyMax...

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Frog Eyes – Paul’s Tomb: A Triumph

Frog Eyes – Paul’s Tomb: A Triumph

Carey Mercer is Frog Eyes.  I say this not to shadow the efforts of his band mates, including his wife on drums.  I say it because he is attractive, perhaps not in the physical sense, but because most everything he does is as tactile as it is interesting.  It is...

By Baer
The Antlers @ The Casbah 4-28-10 – Photos

The Antlers @ The Casbah 4-28-10 – Photos

The Antlers‘ latest release, Hospice was #6 on our Pinpoint Music 2009 Best of List. The Casbah is the perfect place for The Antlers brand of rock, it’s dark, romantic, and very artsy.  For a three-piece band The Antlers put out a very thick sound. Yet that sound is never...

By Big Ben
Outside Lands 2010 Announces Dates and Food/Wine

Outside Lands 2010 Announces Dates and Food/Wine

Sorry boys and girls no bands officially announced yet. You’ll have to wait for June 1st before the full lineup is published. Until then we’ve got some news. The 2010 Outside Lands Music & Arts Festival has been shortened from three days to two, and is confirmed to take place...

By PPM News
The Happy Hollows Video – “The Stein”

The Happy Hollows Video – “The Stein”

It’s not so much a video as it is a cloud in Sarah’s...

By PPM News
Sharon Jones & The Dap Kings – I Learned The Hard Way

Sharon Jones & The Dap Kings – I Learned The Hard Way

On the first listen to I Learned The Hard Way, by Sharon Jones & The Dap Kings, I was not overwhelmed. The energy I’ve come to expect from the Dap Kings was absent, and it didn’t grab my attention. That was exactly the problem, I had it playing as background...

By Daniel G
Questlove, Hey Champ Play LGBT Safe Prom for Lesbian Teen

Questlove, Hey Champ Play LGBT Safe Prom for Lesbian Teen

In Jackson, Miss the Itawamba County school board told 18-year-old Constance McMillen that she was not allowed to bring her girlfriend to the prom, nor could she wear a tuxedo, only a dress. The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) sued the district to force it to allow McMillen to bring...

By PPM News
Neil Young working on new album

Neil Young working on new album

Rolling Stone is reporting that Neil Young is back in the studio working on new material with producer Daniel Lanois. Lanois has previously produced albums for U2 and Bob Dylan. Rolling Stone confirmed the news with long time CSN&Y band mate David Crosby. Crosby said, “Neil told me last week...

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Streetlight Manifesto – 99 Songs of Revolution: Volume I

Streetlight Manifesto – 99 Songs of Revolution: Volume I

Streetlight Manifesto continues to shepherd all things ska in an attempt to cater to a cult audience.  A proper release not appearing since 2007’s Somewhere in the Between, Streetlight returns with Volume I of a daunting eight full-length albums undertaking of covers.  99 Songs of Revolution will span four bands,...

By Baer
Slang Chickens – Slang Chickens

Slang Chickens – Slang Chickens

It’s a self defense mechanism. It keeps the hacks away, while simultaneously rewarding those who invest their time. Persevere; it’s just a decoy to ward off the masses who habitually usurp music just to excrete it moments later. It’s a self imposed trial by fire. Slang Chickens aren’t looking to...

By Big Ben