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2014AustinEssentials

November 24, 2014

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2014 Austin Essentials: Volume 1

It’s taken me a couple of weeks, but I’ve finally manged to get my 2014 Austin Essentials list all perfectly hammered out  And by perfectly hammered out, I mean “I’m pretty sure I got 91% of it right.”  Anyways, it’s 60 or so bands long and it’s divided into three volumes (part two is tomorrow, [...]

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November 24, 2014

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Movie Breakdown: Horrible Bosses 2

People are doing traditional-style reviews all over the web, so we decided to try something different.  In each “breakdown” we’ll take a look at what a film’s marketing led us to believe, how the movie actually played, and then what we learned from it all.  Read on! The Impression: The mildly funny Horrible Bosses gets [...]

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MovieNewsF

November 22, 2014

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Weekly Movie News Rundown

Time for your weekly movie news update!  Below you’ll find a slew of sentences meant to provide a brief glimpse of what’s been going on over the past week in movieland.  If something leaves you desperate for more info, then my advice is to do a little extra research on one or all of the [...]

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November 21, 2014

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Hip Hop Hooray (Leah)

Alright, Austin readers, we have a big run-off election going down on December 16, so you better get out and vote at least one more time this year – no excuses.  Also, if you’re at all involved in the music industry, fill out this survey to have a stake in the way the new council [...]

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Stream This - Feature

November 21, 2014

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Stream This

From the depths of the SOTO inbox, I present to you your weekly serving of the latest and greatest album streams and videos.  Enjoy. FULL ALBUM STREAMS Please note that the majority of the streams expire as soon as the albums are released, so don’t wait too long to check them out. ALBUM OF THE [...]

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November 20, 2014

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Colleen Green

I’m just about ready to completely enter year-end list mode, but before I do I want to share an awesome new one from Colleen Green.  The track is a sugary little number, and I think it might be the most accessible thing she’s ever done.  Maybe 2015 will be her year?  Guess we’ll see.  Enjoy. [...]

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November 19, 2014

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Movie Breakdown: The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 1

People are doing traditional-style reviews all over the web, so we decided to try something different.  In each “breakdown” we’ll take a look at what a film’s marketing led us to believe, how the movie actually played, and then what we learned from it all.  Read on! The Impression: “If we burn, you burn with [...]

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November 19, 2014

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Movie Breakdown: Foxcatcher (Noah)

People are doing traditional-style reviews all over the web, so we decided to try something different.  In each “breakdown” we’ll take a look at what a film’s marketing led us to believe, how the movie actually played, and then what we learned from it all.  Read on! The Impression: I don’t know if you could [...]

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November 19, 2014

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Ice Cream (Noah)

You expect a certain sound when you hear of a band called Ice Cream. You expect the sound of summer, or maybe you expect bubbly, refreshing pop ‘n’ roll or maybe you just expect it to be a bunch of teenage girls in sparkly pantsuits dancing to a pre-recorded beat. Ice Cream is just about [...]

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November 19, 2014

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Salim Nourallah (Jennifer)

Dallas-based songwriter Salim Nourallah recently finished a new album, Skeleton Closet, and now he’s setup a PledgeMusic campaign in hopes that fans will help him release it.  Salim is one of my favorite songwriters and I’ve been a fan of his since a friend tipped me onto his work over a decade ago.  He writes intelligent pop [...]

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GrapeSt

November 18, 2014

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Grape St.

While I was really tempted to spend today rambling about the surprisingly rad new song from AC/DC, I figured it would be a better idea to indulge in some Grape St.  Why?  Well, there are three reasons.  1) They’re one of my favorite Austin bands.  2) I should have shared their super catchy singles when [...]

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November 17, 2014

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Quickdraw: Screaming Females, Twist, Cotillon, Porcelain Raft, Christopher Owens

Music!  Enjoy. :Screaming Females – Ripe:  Damn.  This new one from Screaming Females totally shreds.  Crank the volume all the way up and then make a note to seek out their six full length, Rose Mountain, when it gets released on February 24 via Don Giovanni. :Twist – Slums And Seaports:  Twist is Laura Hermiston [...]

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MovieNewsF

November 15, 2014

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Weekly Movie News Rundown

Time for your weekly movie news update!  Below you’ll find a slew of sentences meant to provide a brief glimpse of what’s been going on over the past week in movieland.  If something leaves you desperate for more info, then my advice is to do a little extra research on one or all of the [...]

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Stream This - Feature

November 14, 2014

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Stream This

From the depths of the SOTO inbox, I present to you your weekly serving of the latest and greatest album streams and videos.  Enjoy. FULL ALBUM STREAMS Please note that the majority of the streams expire as soon as the albums are released, so don’t wait too long to check them out. ALBUM OF THE [...]

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November 13, 2014

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Movie Breakdown: Dumb And Dumber To

People are doing traditional-style reviews all over the web, so we decided to try something different.  In each “breakdown” we’ll take a look at what a film’s marketing led us to believe, how the movie actually played, and then what we learned from it all.  Read on! The Impression: It took a whopping 20 years, [...]

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