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SXSW Sued By Car Crash Victims’ Families

December 19th, 2014 By Marissa Abruzzini

After a drunk driver hit and killed four people at the festival in March, SXSW faces multiple lawsuits alleging lack of safety precautions. The lawsuits claim the two companies that own SXSW could have done more to prevent the incident. Read more…

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Harem Scarem – Thirteen

December 19th, 2014 By Brian Adler


Scarem Takes Em Back…

Los Angeles. The Strip. Hair Spray. Make up. Long Hair. Harem Scarem takes you back to a much simpler time. Where guys sang harmonies and you had to dress up to play music. Only difference? They’re from Canada and it’s 2014. Read more…

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Yo La Tengo – Extra Painful

December 18th, 2014 By Jeremy Rellosa


Wipe Off The Dust

Although Yo La Tengo’s latest release, Extra Painful, is a reissue of an album they made twenty years ago (Painful), it still feels like a new batch of songs. It partly is -  they’ve added a bonus disc with ten new tracks of demos, instrumentals and live recordings that act as little toys at the bottom of the cereal box. But Extra Painful seems new because the trio has made so much music that their earlier records can get lost in the stacks, collecting digital dust in the archives and libraries until they’re forgotten. Which is why classics like Painful need to be resurfaced for a reminder: not just of their long, impressive discography, but of their influence on three decades-worth of music making. Extra Painful is that smiling shuttle on its way back to 1993. Read more…

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Little Boots – Business Pleasure EP

December 15th, 2014 By Adam Blyweiss


Boots on the Throat

“I’m not your girl in the machine/I won’t give up on my daydream”—this isn’t just a line from the title track of Little Boots’ latest EP Business Pleasure, it’s a pretty accurate summation of her career to this point. The English musician is committed to making her electro-pop thing work, yet even having production help from scions of indie-dance (DFA alum Tim Goldsworthy, as well as members of Hot Chip, Simian Mobile Disco, and Hercules & Love Affair) she can’t find the right formula. Read more…

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Tētēma – Geocidal

December 15th, 2014 By Colin Moore


The Two P’s That Could

From humble beginnings in Faith No More and Mr. Bungle, Mike Patton has become a household name in the underground rock world, and has even managed to do some face-time on the movie Firecracker. However, it was easy to wonder if this dynamic musician had started losing the creative juices that cause women to swoon and men to envy after Tomahawk’s 2013 release of OddFellows – a bizarrely and troublesomely normal album. Patton’s collaboration with Anthony Pateras under the moniker of Tētēma proves that those creative juices are still flowing with abundance and that Patton may just be getting bored of Tomahawk and potentially the standard rock algorithm as a whole. Geocidal shows Patton at a new musically evolved state that only his most fervent fans will find as beautiful as it truly is. Read more…

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Owen – Other People’s Songs

Bryan Ferry – Avonmore

Eiko Ishibashi – Car and Freezer

Silk Rhodes – Silk Rhodes

Simple Minds – Big Music


Bruce Springsteen’s Live In Barcelona Full Show Now Available To Stream On Qello

December 20th, 2014 By Jackie Ruth

Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band Live in Barcelona has only been available to purchase on DVD until now. Springsteen fans can now watch the show via Qello, a concert and music documentary streaming service.
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Kate Nash Launches Her Girl Gang TV Online Channel

December 20th, 2014 By Marissa Abruzzini

Kate Nash premiered her introductory episode of Girl Gang TV on YouTube. Take a look at the first episode and stay tuned for more. Read more…

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James Murphy’s Full Album Remixes Made With Tennis Data Available To Stream

December 20th, 2014 By Marissa Abruzzini

James Murphy has ended his long research into US Open tennis with his latest release. Hear how he crunched numbers into notes right here. Read more…

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Jeff Tweedy, Willie Nelson And Michael Stipe Perform On The Colbert Report Finale

December 20th, 2014 By Marissa Abruzzini

This star-studded send-off included a performance of Vera Lynn’s “We’ll Meet Again.” Take a listen to the final moments of this epic show. Read more…

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