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July 29, 2016

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Hip Hop Hooray (Leah)

This week, the ruling came down that no officers in the Freddie Gray case will be indicted for murder, and we’ve lost at least two black men to blatant racism in the last month. The Austin Police Department has also demonstrated a reprehensible attitude towards its citizens. The continued treatment of black bodies as disposable [...]

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July 28, 2016

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Clipping

“Splendor & Misery is an Afrofuturist, dystopian concept album that follows the sole survivor of a slave uprising on an interstellar cargo ship, and the onboard computer that falls in love with him. Thinking he is alone and lost in space, the character discovers music in the ship’s shuddering hull and chirping instrument panels. William and [...]

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July 27, 2016

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Movie Breakdown: Jason Bourne

Pre-Screening Stance: The Bourne Trilogy is pretty damn great.  The Bourne Legacy isn’t terrible, but I can’t say I’ve ever really wanted to revisit it.  As for Jason Bourne, I want it to be good, but if it isn’t, I’ll just treat it like I do its aforementioned semi-sequel and pretend it doesn’t exist.  Easy come, [...]

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ShowOTWF

July 27, 2016

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Show Of The Week

On Friday come join me at Hotel Vegas.  I’ll be there operating as 101X Homegrown (that’s one of my radio shows) in support of Kay Odyssey and the tour kickoff show that they have lined up for the evening.  I’ve been looking forward to it for a month, as it has a super diverse local [...]

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July 27, 2016

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Movie Breakdown: Nerve

Pre-Screening Stance: I like Emma Roberts and Dave Franco, but Nerve looks pretty silly.  Also, my lack of excitement for the film isn’t helped much by the fact that the duo behind the internet-kitschy Catfish directed it. Post-Screening Ramble: Nerve has a fun concept, but it’s not particularly well executed.  The film starts by introducing [...]

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RussianCircles

July 26, 2016

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Russian Circles

As things currently stand, Explosions In The Sky’s The Wilderness is my favorite instrumental album of 2016.  I’m pretty sure that status won’t change by the time December rolls around, but if it does, it’ll be because of Russian Circles.  Today I have the latest stellar single (the previous two are in faux-video form down [...]

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SF

July 25, 2016

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Screaming Females

If you’re in Australia or New Zealand, then today’s news should slap a smile on your face.  Not only are Screaming Females heading your way to play some shows, but they’re bringing along a deluxe edition of last year’s mega-excellent Rose Mountain.  Boy am I jealous – I love that album so much.  Somebody has [...]

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CF

July 22, 2016

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Movie Breakdown: Captain Fantastic

Pre-Screening Stance: Viggo Mortensen is an all-time favorite of mine, and he just so happens to be in Captain Fantastic.  This automatically means I’m excited to see it.  Granted, it certainly doesn’t hurt that the trailers have made it look like a quirky good time.  Also, I’m intrigued by the fact that Matt Ross (Gavin Belson [...]

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July 21, 2016

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Movie Breakdown: Star Trek Beyond

Pre-Screening Stance: Let’s face it, just about everything in regards to the marketing for Star Trek Beyond has been decidedly weird.  It’s like the studio wasn’t really sure who to sell the movie to – Trekkies or normies – so they just mashed the two marketing campaigns together and went to work.  Perhaps this approach [...]

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jtheb

July 21, 2016

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Jeff The Brotherhood

Jeff The Brotherhood have really been working it since they got “dropped from the clutches of the demented vulture that is Warner Bros.”  Last year they put out two LPs – Wasted On The Dream and Global Chakra Rhythms – and now they’re about to release another.  It’s called Zone, and it’s apparently the last [...]

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July 20, 2016

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Movie Breakdown: Lights Out

Pre-Screening Stance: James Wan has reached a point where if his name is attached to a horror film, then it’s probably worth checking out.  With that being said, even if I didn’t know he produced Lights Out, I’d still be excited to see the film since the trailers for it have been rock solid in [...]

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ShowOTWF

July 20, 2016

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Show Of The Week

My favorite night for live music this week is actually one I’m going to miss because I’ll be out of town.  Oh well.  At any rate, on Friday I recommend that you head to the Oasis for a show I booked for 93.7 KLBJ that features locals Summer Salt, The Bad Lovers, Migrant Kids and [...]

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QuickdrawF

July 19, 2016

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Quickdraw: Thee Oh Sees, Joanna Gruesome, Happy Diving, Field Mouse, Sleigh Bells

Music!  Enjoy. :Thee Oh Sees – The Axis:  There’s something oddly intoxicating about this slow burner from Thee Oh Sees.  Do yourself a favor and toss on some headphones before you hit play.  A Weird Exits is due out August 12 via Castle Face. :Joanna Gruesome – Pretty Fucking Sick Of It All:  Two things [...]

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JDL

July 18, 2016

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Jefre Cantu-Ledesma

I stayed up way too late watching Stranger Things on Netflix because I totally got hooked and couldn’t turn the damn thing off.  Now I’m all drowsy and only want to listen to stuff that’s similar to the ethereal, headphone-worthy music that makes up the show’s soundtrack.  On the bright side, this urge led me [...]

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July 15, 2016

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Raised Eyebrows: Remembering Fela Kuti (Randy)

It’s been almost 20 years (August 2,1997) since the godfather of Afrobeat, Fela Anikulapo Kuti, passed away. He leaves behind a wealth of musical and political inspiration. Kuti preached peace and human rights through powerful grooves and transparent lyricism that reflected both the joy and struggle of his homeland. Alu Jon Jonki Jon (from Afrodisiac [...]

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