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Tokyo Police Club @ Casbah

Tokyo Police Club @ Casbah

I stereotype against rock bands that feature a lot of synthesizer. It’s totally unfair, not to mention hypocritical since some of my favorite rock of all time is pretty synth heavy. I’m pretty sure it’s due to seeing far too many bands over the past couple years compensate for their...

By Big Ben
Interpol – Interpol

Interpol – Interpol

Precipitate EP.  If there’s one positive thing I can say about Interpol’s latest self titled album, it is that it has spurred me to more fully investigate their back catalogue. Already a big fan of the band, I came across Precipitate EP, a privately released four track EP, limited to...

By Lemon
Kanye West Feat. Mos Def+Raekwon+Swizz Beatz – “Lord Lord Lord”

Kanye West Feat. Mos Def+Raekwon+Swizz Beatz – “Lord Lord Lord”

Whether you think he’s an asshole or a fame-whore or a gayfish; the important thing to understand is that noone gives a shit what you think.  Kanye West makes music that people like, and he has friends who make music that people like. Enjoy the track.Kanye West featuring Mos Def...

By PPM News
The Roots and Q Tip Announce Free Show in Miami – 9/25

The Roots and Q Tip Announce Free Show in Miami – 9/25

Listen, if you’re in Miami, around Miami, thinking about going to Miami or just like being as far away from the Pacific Northwest as possible; this would be an entertaining thing to suggest to your friends when you’re all standing around outside of the restaurant deciding what to do. Your...

By PPM News
Beats Antique – Blind Threshold

Beats Antique – Blind Threshold

In the late 90’s, Talking Heads singer David Byrne wrote an essay on his distaste for the World Music market. In fact, the essay was unequivocally called “I Hate World Music.” The essay detailed how World Music exists as an umbrella term for anything non-western or ethnic and the act...

By Kaptain Carbon
Carlos Santana Feat. Nas – “Back In Black” (AC/DC Cover)

Carlos Santana Feat. Nas – “Back In Black” (AC/DC Cover)

Because hearing it at every goddamn bar I go to isn’t enough, here is someone playing AC/DC – “Back In Black”. That someone is Carlos Santana and...

By PPM News
Godspeed You! Black Emperor announce 2011 US and Canada tour details

Godspeed You! Black Emperor announce 2011 US and Canada tour details

As we posted about a couple months back Godspeed You! Black Emperor is touring after 7 years off. Now they’ve announced the dates in North America. It starts in February 2011 in Vancouver BC (pretty sure BC Bud and Godspeed will change a mans life) and ending in Detroit. Notable...

By PPM News
Hot Snakes 3 song reunion @ Casbah + Obits + Night Marchers

Hot Snakes 3 song reunion @ Casbah + Obits + Night Marchers

Excuses for why it took 6 weeks to get this up, I’ll offer a few. Rick Froberg is legend in my book, as are the Hot Snakes. San Diego is where I was born, raised, and have died a lot. For the past two years I’ve basically lived at the...

By Big Ben
The Books – The Way Out

The Books – The Way Out

Stream The Books – The Way Out I remember when I first heard “Caring is Creepy” by the Shins.  It was a scene straight from Garden State, which I didn’t recognize, because I had not yet seen the movie.  My high school physics lab partner put headphones over my ears...

By Cardamom
We Were Skeletons – Self Titled

We Were Skeletons – Self Titled

Hardcore is dead. It left us ignobly sometime back in ’86 and since then we’ve been forced to watch its soiled effigy get paraded around the locker room of punk rock like a pair of blooded panties by those same slithering meatheads who made our lives hell to begin with....

By Charles
Chromeo – Business Casual

Chromeo – Business Casual

Chromeo is the pinnacle of over-the-top musicianship.  Every track is laced with keytar, synths, talk boxes and sexually charged lyrics.  It’s impossible to take the duo of Dave 1 and P-Thugg seriously.  Just looking at their names you would think they are two thugs ready to rob a convenience store...

By Vintage
The Soft Pack @ Del Mar Thoroughbred Club

The Soft Pack @ Del Mar Thoroughbred Club

The Soft Pack For those of you not versed in the ways of the Del Mar Thoroughbred Club allow me to initiate you. The DMTC is an event that is really a microcosm of Southern California. On the surface it’s just a place for horse racing, but assuredly this is...

By Big Ben