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Deerhunter- No Age – Dan Deacon @ Rhino’s, IN 8/5/2009

Deerhunter- No Age – Dan Deacon @ Rhino’s, IN 8/5/2009

The premise of these three bands sharing a bill together is pretty awesome. The premise of these three bands combining all of their sets into an unbroken, round robin type affair made me pretty skeptical. But holy hell did it work. With all the members of Deerhunter and No Age...

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Beck – One Foot in the Grave – Deluxe Edition

Beck – One Foot in the Grave – Deluxe Edition

I never understood how some songwriters were capable of writing 30+ songs to choose from for any given album. Like, that’s a lot. And luckily, if you happen to be Beck, all of them are seriously awesome. So now his somewhat lost K Records album One Foot in the Grave...

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Sonic Youth – The Eternal

Sonic Youth – The Eternal

I practically feel like Thurston, Kim, Lee, and Steve are old friends of mine by now, which means I tend to overlook or easily forgive their weirder tendencies and bad ideas. Which isn’t to say The Eternal is a bad record, because there are some totally awesome moments and even...

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The Underground is Alive and Well… and Living in Ohio (Part 1)

The Underground is Alive and Well… and Living in Ohio (Part 1)

Part 1 2009 is a strange time to be in an indie band. A shot at serious success for left-field bands is becoming an increasingly viable aspiration, more so than in the early 90’s when Nirvana proved to the industry that there was a market for dangerous music. While grunge’s...

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Elvis Costello – Secret, Profane & Sugarcane

Elvis Costello – Secret, Profane & Sugarcane

To generalize Secret, Profane & Sugarcane as “his bluegrass record” would hardly be flattering. No, this an Elvis Costello bluegrass record, and everything that name suggests is palpable throughout this rare strictly-acoustic outing as it is on his angry-young-man back catalogue. Sure, there’s plenty of strumming, fiddle flourishes, weeping dobro,...

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Green Day – 21st Century Breakdown

Green Day – 21st Century Breakdown

The last two Green Day albums are a lot like Wendy’s Baconators. Absurdly dense with all your favorite ingredients and little nutritional value to speak of. You typically have to dare yourself to buy one as they tend to test your gag reflex from time to time, but of course,...

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The Breeders – Fate To Fatal EP

The Breeders – Fate To Fatal EP

As far as I’m concerned, The Breeders are the reigning champions of the two-minute pop song. I wasn’t quite certain before, but this new EP solidified their rightful place on the pedestal in my head. Opening song “Fate to Fatal” exuberantly joins the ranks of previous solid gold pop masterstrokes...

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Zero Boys – Vicious Circle

Zero Boys – Vicious Circle

As much as I love hardcore punk, good lord it all sounds the same. And while one could argue that Zero Boys have a different perspective and take on the genre since they sprouted out of Indianapolis, a place where there was virtually no punk scene to speak of, as...

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