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Parquet

February 21, 2017

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Parquet Courts

Late last week I got an email about a new Parquet Courts track with Bun B, and I feared that maybe the band had jumped the shark.  Nope.  It’s definitely a weird tune, but I really dig it.  Can’t say I want more of the same, though.  I hope it remains a random little one-off [...]

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Homegrown F

February 20, 2017

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101X Homegrown Podcast

Hey hey! Check out the latest 101X Homegrown.  Enjoy. Alex Napping – Living Room Tamarron – Let’s Get Out Black Books – Golden OK Moving Panoramas – Radar Lola Tried – San Marcos Growl – Suhferring Poly Action – Outta Time (NEW) Dumb – Heather, You’re So Cool Grape St. – Wallpaper Quin Galavis – [...]

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February 16, 2017

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Movie Breakdown: Fist Fight (Noah)

Pre-Screening Stance: It’s February, the doldrums of the movie season, and the studios are dumping their just palatable comedies on the masses. Oh, Fist Fight how laughless will you be? Post-Screening Ramble: There isn’t a lot to say about Ricky Keen’s toothless new comedy, Fist Fight. It is exactly the movie it is broadcast to [...]

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The Great Wall

February 16, 2017

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Movie Breakdown: The Great Wall (Noah)

Pre-Screening Ramble: Matt Damon as a pan-European soldier sidling up to The Great Wall of China to fight monsters with a bow and arrow? Well, I mean, in description it sounds good. Somehow though, I’m still doubtful. Post-Screening Ramble: In some alternate reality, there’s a five hour cut of this film that not only makes [...]

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February 16, 2017

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Movie Breakdown: A Cure For Wellness

Pre-Screening Stance: Gore Verbinski did a pretty great job with The Ring, so I’m all about him getting spooky/scary/suspenseful again via A Cure For Wellness.  With that being said, I can’t say I’ve found the early footage to be all that interesting. Post-Screening Ramble: A Cure For Wellness is one of those weird movies that [...]

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February 16, 2017

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Raised Eyebrows: Jazz Freedom (Randy)

Things aren’t great right now for lots of reasons. I think often of a quote from Sun Ra that says, “The real aim of music is to co-ordinate the minds of the people into an intelligent reach for a better world and an intelligent approach to the living future.” I have little other commentary except [...]

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February 15, 2017

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Fujiya & Miyagi

On April 7 the great Fujiya & Miyagi will be releasing their sixth full length.  Technically, it’s a compilation made up of the two EPs the band put out last year and the EP they’re about to put out this year, but who’s counting.  All that matters is that there’s new Fujiya & Miyagi for [...]

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ShowOTWF

February 14, 2017

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Show Of The Week

This week I’m bringing you the SOTW a day early so that I can make sure you head to Barracuda tomorrow night for P.O.S.  I’ve been a big fan of the Minneapolis-based rapper since he put out Audition way back in 2006, so I’m excited to see him perform.  Come join.  We can not only [...]

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Homegrown F

February 13, 2017

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101X Homegrown Podcast

Here’s the latest 101X Homegrown!  Enjoy. Okkervil River – You Don’t Love Me Yet (Roky Erikson Cover) (NEW) Alex Napping – Living Room Molly Burch – Wrong For You (NEW) Growl -  Suhferring Bayonne – Fallss Letting Up Despite Great Faults – Pageantry Football, etc – Sunday (NEW) The Black Angels – Currency Think No [...]

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February 13, 2017

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Xiu Xiu

Over the weekend I spent a good amount of time with Xiu Xiu’s latest single/video, Get Up.  It’s one of the more interesting-sounding things I’ve come across so far in 2017, and it just kept pulling me back.  Look for the band’s new album, Forget, on February 24 via Polyvinyl.  Enjoy.

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February 10, 2017

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Happy Metal Fun Time (Chuck)

Trying to make sense of what Valentine’s Day means to people makes me understand how gullible human beings can be. We are suckers for a theme, a holiday, a reason to decorate or celebrate. It isn’t necessary for you to prove to someone you love that you LOVE them on one particular day or another, [...]

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February 10, 2017

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Movie Breakdown: John Wick: Chapter 2 (Noah)

Pre-Screening Stance: John Wick was a great little action movie: simple, brutal, beautifully choreographed, stretching its little arms just far enough to encapsulate a cool world of assassins and their rules. This is a sequel though, to an action movie, and well, I think we all know how those can go. Nonetheless, I’m tentatively excited. [...]

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February 9, 2017

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Movie Breakdown: John Wick: Chapter 2

Pre-Screening Stance: I’m so very excited for John Wick: Chapter 2.  Everything about it looks like “more of the same”, and that’s exactly what I want from it.  Here’s to another round of the Boogeyman shooting a zillion people in the head for pissing him off. Post-Screening Ramble: To be fair, John Wick: Chapter 2 [...]

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DK

February 9, 2017

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Kane Strang

Because my brain is weird, every time I see Kane Strang I read it as Dankey Kang.  What a goddamn ridiculous hiccup, you know?  In any case, Strang released his debut last year, and now he’s looking at “putting the finishing touches” on his next album (due out this year via Dead Oceans).  The first [...]

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February 8, 2017

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Movie Breakdown: The Lego Batman Movie

Pre-Screening Stance: I long ago lost count of how many times I’ve seen The Lego Movie.  It’s so damn good!  To be honest, I don’t think The Lego Batman Movie is going to match it, but I’m still expecting a lot from the block-filled film.  Fingers crossed. Post-Screening Ramble: If you have kids, they’re going [...]

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