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ShowOTWF

May 25, 2016

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Show Of The Week

I’m really excited for Friday.  Not only will Boyfrndz be releasing Impulse, an album full of Mars Volta-esque gems that I’ve had on repeat over the last couple of weeks, but they’ll be celebrating its arrival with a big show at Sidewinder.  With them will be Hikes, Tia Carrera, Transit Method and Caddywhompus.  It’s going [...]

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CEG

May 24, 2016

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Cymbals Eat Guitars

When it comes to Cymbals Eat Guitars, I’ve grown to expect high quality, guitar-driven, maybe sometimes kind of dark and weird rock music, so it totally caught me off guard when the first single off of their newly announced LP rolled out yesterday sporting a bouncy beat and a rather active saxophone.  I dig the [...]

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POS

May 23, 2016

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P.O.S

A couple of months back Minneapolis’ own P.O.S (aka Stefon Alexander) released a nine-minute block of intensity called Sleepdrone/Superposition.  It’s a great track (and you can/should watch the video for it down below), but I admittedly don’t listen to it all that often since, well, it’s a nine minute block of intensity.  His new tune [...]

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May 20, 2016

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Movie Breakdown: Neighbors 2: Sorority Rising (Noah)

Pre-Screening Stance: Neighbors is a good flick. Funny, raunchy, Rose Byrne in full use of her lovely accent – a minor comedic gem that I find myself going back to more often than I expected. Is it sequel worthy? With Seth Rogen somehow involved, probably. Post-Screening Ramble: At this point in my relationship with Seth [...]

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May 19, 2016

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Movie Breakdown: The Nice Guys

Pre-Screening Stance: I’m excited for The Nice Guys.  Mostly because I love me some Shane Black.  Kiss Kiss Bang Bang, Lethal Weapon 1-3, The Monster Squad, Iron Man 3 – that’s just a few of the great films he’s written and/or directed over the years.  Oh, and Ryan Gosling and Russell Crowe are pretty talented, [...]

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QuickdrawF

May 19, 2016

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Quickdraw: Deerhoof, The Faint, Brand New, Father John Misty, Okkervil River

Music!  Enjoy. :Deerhoof – Criminals Of The Dream:  I’ve quickly become attached to this overly pleasant new single from Deerhoof.  Can’t wait to hear the new album.  The Magic is due out June 24 via Polyvinyl.  See the band at the Mohawk on August 16. :The Faint – Young And Realistic:  To coincide with the [...]

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May 18, 2016

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Movie Breakdown: A Bigger Splash

Pre-Screening Stance: Luca Guadagnino, who directed the well received I Am Love, is back with A Bigger Splash.  In tow she’s got Tilda Swinton, Ralph Fiennes, Dakota Johnson and Matthias Schoenaerts (Bullhead).  Sounds like a winning combo to me. Post-Screening Ramble: “Thick” is probably the best way to describe A Bigger Splash.  Not so much [...]

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ShowOTWF

May 18, 2016

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Show Of The Week

Do yourself a favor and head to 3TEN, the slick new spot underneath ACL Live, on Friday for Cross Record.  The duo’s sophomore effort, Wabi Sabi, is one of the year’s best albums, and now that they’ve had a few months to tour with it, I’m excited to see how those songs have developed live.  [...]

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May 17, 2016

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Movie Breakdown: The Angry Birds Movie

Pre-Screening Stance: Years and years ago I was pretty addicted to the Angry Birds game.  Then it drifted from my mind and I haven’t actively thought about it since.  I assume that most of you are in the same boat?  Either way, I expect that the movie will either be a nail in the coffin [...]

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PBJ

May 17, 2016

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Peter Bjorn And John

I’ve decided that it’s time for all of us to get excited about Peter Bjorn and John’s upcoming full length (their seventh overall).  So, for your listening pleasure, I’ve assembled the LP’s three singles down below.  My favorite is the latest to be released, Dominos.  It’s super catchy and I will certainly jam it a [...]

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Chvrches

May 16, 2016

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Chvrches

I recently realized that when it comes to Chvrches, I’m at a point where I can no longer tell which songs are which until the chorus arrives.  They all sound the same!  But somehow I mean that in a good way!  It’s weird.  Anyhow, below you’ll find the trio’s latest soaring pop anthem, which was [...]

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May 13, 2016

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Raised Eyebrows: The Jazzmaster (Randy)

It’s May! Given the wonderful weather expected by this emerald month, I thought I’d investigate one of my favorite guitars, the Jazzmaster, and the music created by it. Making its debut in 1959, the Jazzmaster was first made to rival Gibson archtop guitars preferred by jazz musicians. It didn’t catch on, but over the years, [...]

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Tobacco

May 12, 2016

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Tobacco

Sweaty, distorted, indistinguishable, catchy, oddly danceable.  That’s pretty much how I would describe the music made by Tobacco (the fella that fronts Black Moth Super Rainbow, not the product).  Below is his latest single.  I love it.  Enjoy. :Tobacco – Gods In Heat: Sweatbox Dynasty is due out August 19 via Ghostly International. Bonus Video:

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Meddler

May 11, 2016

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Movie Breakdown: The Meddler

Pre-Screening Stance: Despite having one of those this-is-surely-a-bad-romantic-comedy type titles, I have faith in The Meddler.  The cast is great – Susan Sarandon, Rose Byrne and J.K. Simmons – and I’ve liked a couple of writer/director Lorene Scafaria’s previous films – Seeking A Friend For The End Of The World and Nick And Norah’s Infinite [...]

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ShowOTWF

May 11, 2016

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Show Of The Week

Make sure that on Saturday you head to ABGB for A. Sinclair’s album release party.  It’s FREE, the always rad Otis The Destroyer will be opening and, of course, you’ll have a chance to grab yourself a piping hot copy of the band’s super solid new LP, Get Out Of The City.  That’s a rare triple [...]

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