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From Coffee Shops To A Sold Out Slims – La Dispute Gives A Crowd Something To Shout About (with Mansions & Pianos Become The Teeth)

04/13/2014

By Patrick Czapla In 2006, I went to my first show with a couple of friends on a Saturday afternoon. Five or six bands were playing that night at a tiny coffee shop in Valparaiso, Indiana. For some that was their first show, for others it was the biggest show they would ever play (there Read More

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Oakland Drops Beats is Oakland’s “SXSW”

04/13/2014

Oakland Drops Beats is downtown Oakland’s first ever music crawl. Spanning from 2 pm into the night, within a five block radius, including 10 different locations, and over 25 Oakland bands and event producers, the free and all ages event kicks off next Saturday, April 19th. Beginning at 2:00 on the outdoor stage at 15th Read More

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Jamie xx “Sleep Sound” Official Video – A Film About Silence & Beauty

04/13/2014

Earlier this week, Jamie xx released a video for his upcoming single “Sleep Sound.” The London based producer, better known for his work in the band The xx, may have met his creative–visual–match in Sofia Mattioli. At the beginning, the director explains her video’s muse, ”I was on a train listening to music, getting deep into it, Read More

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Photos: Odesza Electrifies Crowd @ The Independent

04/06/2014

Friday night Seattle production group Odesza took the stage at the Independent in front of a sold out crowd that packed closely to the front to catch a glimpse. The electronic duo of Harrison Mills and Clayton Knight teamed up in 2012 while attending Western Washington University, and have a generated a style of flowing ambient melodies Read More

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At the Movies with Stones Throw – An Interview with Peanut Butter Wolf

03/27/2014

When Peanut Butter Wolf was 24, his friend and musical collaborator was murdered. Charizma died shortly after the duo had finished recording their album. At the time, Wolf, born Chris Manak, was still signed to Hollywood Basic (a division of Disneyland Hollywood Records) and the label wasn’t interested in distributing the album. Three years later, Read More

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The Black Lips Rile Up the Great American Music Hall as Usual

03/25/2014

The Black Lips are country. From Georgia. Well, Atlanta, so I suppose that means Southern, not necessarily Country, but there’s something very country in them – not bumpkin though, more like scallywag. Are you still with me? And these 1960′s-vibe, swirled, gypsy pulker (punk+folk) scallywags start a riot. My legs are black and blue from Read More

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