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Dealer’s Choice – Paper Gates / Paul Vickers and the Leg / Guero

Dealer’s Choice – Paper Gates / Paul Vickers and the Leg / Guero

Half the office called in sick today. The other half is lost in a haze of half-sleep twitches and quarter-heart murmurings about the new TV suicide session and how “back in the day” or whatever, whatever, whatever. Amen. I have no idea why. There were no benders scheduled last night...

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Dealer’s Choice – Haunted Horses / Nervosas / The Valenteens

Dealer’s Choice – Haunted Horses / Nervosas / The Valenteens

Oh, man. I feel like it’s been a minute, huh? Sorry. Sorry. We’ve grown sleepy and fat and unkempt with the good Kap’n going capital and dear Lemon reigning Belfast and then there were the animal rightings and the marks down low and the the snow blindness and the thing...

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Governors Ball 2014 – Melissa in the Masses (a pictorial)

Governors Ball 2014 – Melissa in the Masses (a pictorial)

Ed. Note: Sometimes Charles is best kept supervised and sometimes festivals aren’t just about heavily-corrected prosumer black and white images of bands on paid holiday (righteous as they may be) which is why, for a second straight year, we asked Ms. Melissa to jump into the throng of Governors Ball...

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UPDATED! Ticket (AND MORE!) Giveaway! Meshuggah 25th Anniversary Tour @ The Wiltern 6/6/14

UPDATED! Ticket (AND MORE!) Giveaway! Meshuggah 25th Anniversary Tour @ The Wiltern 6/6/14

(UPDATED CONTENT IN BOLD, ITALIC CAPS!)Going to see Meshuggah when they come play their 25th Anniversary Tour at the Wiltern LA Friday, June 6 is gonna make you happy; scientifically speaking of course. I mean just days ago empirical evidence came out, along with some pretty shiny graphs and stuff,...

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Dealer’s Choice – Ghost Gum / Boys in Stilletos / Wild Books

Dealer’s Choice – Ghost Gum / Boys in Stilletos / Wild Books

I don’t feel good, but I’ve sure felt worse so I’m going to go ahead and count this morning as a kind of win because there ain’t a damn person in the world interested or awake enough to stop me which – I guess – could be construed as some...

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Dealer’s Choice – Flying Vaginas / Nouns / Concord America

Dealer’s Choice – Flying Vaginas / Nouns / Concord America

So the rain has stopped and the spring seems to be about to get all sprung because these tender loins of ours are wanting desperately to fuck or fight or fail so egregiously in our trying, the wise thing would be to just crawl on back to the flickering cathode...

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Dealer’s Choice – Psylhouette / Loone / Koffins

Dealer’s Choice – Psylhouette / Loone / Koffins

Well, it sure as shit has been a minute hasn’t it? Jesus. I suppose that’s what happens when your Kaptain goes acourtin’ some new-fangled space race dreamscape (Godspeed, brother man) and the jefe’s all wrapped up in Mr. Sam’s shimmy and patient zero is off mumbling something savage about dog...

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SXSW 2014 – Day 3

SXSW 2014 – Day 3

Ed. Note: Yesterday was rough. Like, rougher than all the fucks that have passed and will pass through this one-horse boomtown, busty from the first midnight mistake to the last dying day of man’s great stand against…whatever ya got. And we should’ve seen it coming and I’m sure we probably...

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