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HHHF

May 29, 2015

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Hip Hop Hooray (Leah)

Guys. It’s been raining here. Like crazy, biblical rain.  People have lost lives and houses (not me – probably mostly people who didn’t deserve for that to happen to them).  If you have a heart and can help, please do so here or here. In other news, there are some great hip hop shows coming [...]

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SA

May 28, 2015

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Movie Breakdown: San Andreas (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: Disaster-style action flicks have taken a [...]

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TGL

May 28, 2015

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The Good Life

Tim Kasher’s The Good Life have readied a new album (their first in eight years).  In college I spent a lot time listening to the band and – despite having no reason at all to be sad in any way – I totally “related” to Kasher’s emo musings.  Ha.  Below you’ll find the first single [...]

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sanandreas0005

May 28, 2015

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Movie Breakdown: San Andreas

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: Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson saves people [...]

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RainCollectorsBlairSantiago

May 27, 2015

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Rain Collectors (Jennifer)

Waxing and Roaring by singer/songwriter (and Growl frontman) Santiago Dietche was one of my favorite local releases from 2013. In regards to that album, I wrote that “he displays a more contemplative, melancholic side to his songwriting while still allowing the catchy, pop hooks to shine through.” Well, now his solo project has evolved into Rain [...]

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SnootyBanner

May 27, 2015

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Snooty Garbagemen (Dan)

My latest musical obsession is the Snooty Garbagemen. Hailing from Houston, this power trio delivers furious guitar heavy punk rock. The band is comprised of guitarist Tom Triplett (OBN IIIs, The Real Energy, BLAXXX) with drummer Josh Wolf (Secret Prostitutes, Sick Abuse, Crime Wave) and bassist Manie Chen (Titan Blood). Their lead single, I Lost [...]

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Raised Eyebrows F

May 26, 2015

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Raised Eyebrows: Steely Dan’s Countdown To Ecstasy (Randy)

On considering Steely Dan’s 1973 smooth epic Countdown to Ecstasy, I’m reminded of my first steps into music geekdom. My first run in with a real deal music nerd happened late in college. I worked at a record store and was also the music director for the local college radio station at the time. This [...]

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QuickdrawF

May 26, 2015

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Quickdraw: Destroyer, Future Death, Westkust, Adult Mom, Drinks

Music!  Enjoy. :Destroyer – Dream Lover:  Dan Bejar’s Destroyer has always been kind of hit or miss for me, but this horn-filled new one is pretty damn great.  Poison Season is due out August 28 via Merge.  See him September 23 at the Mohawk. :Future Death – Familiar Tremors:  Austin’s own Future Death have put [...]

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LairdsLibraryF

May 22, 2015

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Laird’s Library: Tim Fite

My plan for this mix was to always make it an assortment of artists, but then while crawling around my hard drive last night I got eternally hung up on the brilliant Tim Fite.  So, here I am, abandoning my guidelines and instead presenting to you my top 10 favorite songs (plus two skits) by [...]

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May 22, 2015

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Movie Breakdown: Poltergeist

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: Another horror remake that no one [...]

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May 21, 2015

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Speedy Ortiz

Carpark Records have assembled a compilation for their 16th anniversary, and because Speedy Ortiz is on it I pretty much have to talk about it.  Below you’ll find the demo version of a song titled Basketball (from 2012′s Sports EP).  It’s quite a bit different than what ended up being released, and it actually kind [...]

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Disney's TOMORROWLAND..Casey (Britt Robertson) ..Ph: Film Frame..?Disney 2015

May 21, 2015

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Movie Breakdown: Tomorrowland

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: Brad Bird doesn’t make bad movies, [...]

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NPF

May 20, 2015

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Plato III (Noah)

It’s a plus of being a music, er, recommender, that you get to not only share your taste and hopefully influence other people’s, but on occasion, you get to make a genuine heart-felt connection with someone, simply through writing. After posting about Jeremiah Jae, L’Orange and my personal relationship with rap last week, Austin’s Plato [...]

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HTF

May 20, 2015

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Horse Thief, Pageantry (Jennifer)

It’s not news that weekends in Austin for a live music fan tend to consist of having to choose between several quality shows.  For instance, I’ve already happily made my decision for this Friday night, but if I could fit in another show I would totally go see Horse Thief  (via Denton and Oklahoma City) [...]

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SpoonF

May 19, 2015

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Spoon

I haven’t been particularly looking forward to my screening of the Poltergeist remake later this week, but I’m feeling more upbeat about it now that I know the soundtrack contains Spoon covering The Cramps’ TV Set.  That’s kind of an inspired bit, right?  What if the rest of the movie is made up of similarly [...]

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