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thekills

May 25, 2017

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The Kills

The Kills have a new EP coming on June 2.  It’s titled Echo Home – Non-Electric, and it features “audio from a stripped down session the band captured recently at Electric Lady Studios in New York.”  Below you’ll find the Rihanna cover that’s on the EP.  I think the song is pretty slick, but I’m [...]

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May 24, 2017

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Movie Breakdown: Pirates Of The Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales

Pre-Screening Stance: Pirates Of The Caribbean 1 is a great movie.  Pirates 2 & 3 are OK movies.  I didn’t even bother with Pirates 4, but I heard it wasn’t good.  Frankly, I’m surprised (or disappointed, I don’t know) that there’s a Pirates 5, but people gotta eat and get their swashbuckling fix in, I [...]

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May 24, 2017

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Movie Breakdown: Baywatch

Pre-Screening Stance: Baywatch looks like it was modeled after the very successful (and funny) 21/22 Jump Street flicks.  That’s exciting.  Hopefully it cracks me up.  If it doesn’t, I guess I can just stare at the very pretty trio of Dwayne Johnson, Zac Efron and Alexandra Daddario. Post-Screening Ramble: There’s not much to like about [...]

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ShowOTWF

May 24, 2017

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Show Of The Week

It’s a holiday weekend, so there’s a large amount of shows happening around town.  See below for extra recommendations.  If you’re just looking to go all out at one though, my pick is Ty Segall at Stubb’s on Saturday.  Here are there reasons.  1) He’s always a blast live.  2) His latest self titled album [...]

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May 23, 2017

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Beach House

I’ve never been able to decide whether b-side/rarity/cover compilations are lazy or neat.  Maybe it’s just good fan service and I’m being cynical?  Regardless, Beach House have one coming that’s creatively called B-Sides and Rarities (due June 30 via Sub Pop).  The first “single” is a nice slow burner.  Enjoy.

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Homegrown F

May 22, 2017

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101X Homegrown Podcast

Listen to the latest 101X Homegrown!  Enjoy. The Black Angels – Currency (NEW) The Ghost Wolves – Strychnine In My Lemonade Otis The Destroyer – Cheatah (NEW) Suspirians – Nocturne (NEW) Hikes – Lit Dream Machine – All For A Chance (NEW) Kay Odyssey – Coming On (NEW) Summer Salt – Revvin’ My CJ7 Growl [...]

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The National

May 22, 2017

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The National

The National have always existed in a sort of gray area for me.  Sometimes I really dig what they’re doing, other times I don’t.  Currently, I’m all about their driving new single (that I took forever to listen to because of the aforementioned stuff).  Here’s hoping there’s more of the same on their upcoming album, [...]

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Raised Eyebrows F

May 19, 2017

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Raised Eyebrows: Dick’s Picks Vol. 1-36 (Randy)

Since the long-awaited release of The Grateful Dead’s historic May 1977 run a few weeks back, my eternal love for The Dead has been rejuvenated and endless ultraness has been revealed. 5/8/77 is without a doubt one of the Dead’s finest hours. It includes one of the few “New Minglewood Blues” I will proudly jam, [...]

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May 18, 2017

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Movie Breakdown: Chuck

Pre-Screening Stance: Since the Rocky flicks seem to have run their course, someone decided to make a movie about the real life guy/boxer who inspired Sylvester Stallone to create the Italian Stallion.  Is this a story that’s worth telling?  Maybe. Post-Screening Ramble: It’s 1975, and there’s a top 10 fighter by the name of Chuck [...]

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May 18, 2017

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Lo Tom

David Bazan is having a great year.  His recently released album, Care, is really good, and now he’s got a fancy new project called Lo Tom.  The group also features Trey Many (Velour 100, Starflyer 59), TW Walsh (Pedro the Lion, The Soft Drugs), and Jason Martin (Starflyer 59), and their debut will be out [...]

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ShowOTWF

May 17, 2017

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Show Of The Week

Know what I’ve really been digging this year?  Conor Oberst’s Salutations.  It’s a great album with a slew of comfy country tunes on it, and I’ve left it on repeat a lot so far in 2017.  If I’m lucky, he’ll play most of it at ACL Live this Friday.  Or he won’t and I’ll have [...]

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QuickdrawF

May 16, 2017

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Quickdraw: Tancred, Broken Social Scene, The Pains Of Being Pure At Heart, Michael Nau, Tops

I was really looking forward to seeing Tancred next month, but all of that crazy stuff with PWR BTTM killed that tour.  Bummer.  At least I got a catchy new song though to hold me over until they can manage to make it back to Austin. — If you had asked me if Broken Social [...]

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Homegrown F

May 15, 2017

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101X Homegrown Podcast

Check out the latest 101X Homegrown!  Enjoy. The Octopus Project – Cuidate A. Sinclair – Suit Up Abram Shook – Lisbon The Wild Now – Run For Your Life The Eastern Sea – Boy In Blue Food Group – Could I Be Football, etc – Save The Dizzease – Stix N Stones Flesh Lights – [...]

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mogwai

May 15, 2017

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Mogwai

After watching the great Mono play a sweeping set of post rock gems at Barracuda last night, waking up to a new Mogwai single seems more than fitting.  The track is cleverly titled Coolverine, and it’s off of their upcoming album, Every Country’s Son, which is due September 1 via Temporary Residence.  Let it calm [...]

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HMFT - Feature

May 12, 2017

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Happy Metal Fun Time (Chuck)

April brought more than just showers for this old metal man, the personal ups and downs have taken a toll on my psyche. In a matter of weeks I have gone from the highest highs to the lowest lows. The lows brought about the end of my Metal show on its home of the last [...]

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