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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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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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Steve Aoki's Pillowface and His Airplane Chronicles

If you live in Los Angeles, attend parties every weekend (or weekday), and love to dance (or just listen to it), then the name Steve Aoki probably sounds more familiar than George W. Bush. Aoki has more fans, I can … Continue reading

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British Sea Power Likes Rock Music

The “sophomore slump” is a term that has been applied a countless number of times for musicians, with indie-rock artists arguably being in that recent undesirable majority. It often proves difficult to attempt to pinpoint the cause for such drop-offs … Continue reading

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Hail Social Makes Dancing Seem Fun Again

Hail Social are one of those bands that you can throw comparisons around all day for. Their eclectic mixture of synth-pop, post-punk, and most other genres with an included dash is both highly engaging and infectiously melodic, spurring some of … Continue reading

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1990s (the band, not the decade)

Think back to the 1990s. What comes to mind? For me and many others engaged in music, we all remember the uprising of grunge, alternative, and Brit-pop. Indeed, we know them as the glory years before the formulaic boy bands … Continue reading

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REVIEW: The Cribs – Men's Needs, Women's Needs, Whatever

The Cribs – Men’s Needs, Women’s Needs, Whatever by Tom Barrett Strokes-lite opportunists or genuine contenders? Your opinion of The Cribs will generally fall into these two brackets. That being said, Men’s Needs, Women’s Needs, Whatever is unlikely to persuade … Continue reading

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