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Phoebe Killdeer & The Short Straws

When I was 8 years old, my taste of music was generally limited to conventionally accessible acts in the vein of The Beatles, Radiohead, and Zeppelin. True, no one will deny the significance of any of those artists, but my … Continue reading

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A Frightened Rabbit in a Midnight Organ Fight

With acclaimed artists like Belle & Sebastian, Franz Ferdinand, and Mogwai becoming highly reputable names over the past few years, even the youngest of indie-rock fans are beginning to recognize the Scottish town of Glasgow as arguably the most productive … Continue reading

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Ane Brun Watches the Changing of the Seasons

The difference between music awards in North America and Europe often astounds me. Sure, a “Grammy Award” is universally synonymous with quality on each side of the Atlantic Ocean, but the exposure that it provides the artist with differs dramatically. … Continue reading

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The Tallest Man On Earth Digs a Shallow Grave

Towering over the rest of us at a height of 8’6”, Leonid Stadnyk is the tallest living man in the world. It is a record that requires little endurance and skill to achieve, mainly relying on good (or bad) fortune. … Continue reading

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Sleepercar's West Texas Roots

When The Mars Volta emerged in 2002 with De-Loused in the Comatorium, one of the most uniquely exciting debuts of the past several years, the widespread acclaim for the release also brought attention to the originating projects of the members … Continue reading

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Comfortable Fujifabric for a Teenager

Though such a statement may ring of dramatized pessimism, it is near impossible for a Japanese band to find a substantial following in the west. Unless you count the bilingual listeners who specialize exclusively in the language and culture, audiences … Continue reading

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RickoLus Plays in His American Backyard

It is always interesting to explore the new solo project of an artist whose familiarity remains strong to the listener, primarily because of a past group or project they participated in. Unless the artist decides to transform their style into … Continue reading

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