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April 10, 2017

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Djustin

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Johan Angergard (Club 8, Legends) and Rose Suau (Invisible Twin, Shoestrings) are Djustin, and they’ve got an album, Voyagers, coming on May 5 via Labrador.  I really dig their latest synth pop gem, New Preset, and I believe you will, too.  Turn it up and let it start your week right.  Enjoy. —

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April 7, 2017

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Movie Breakdown: Queen Of The Desert (Noah)

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Pre-Screening Stance: Werner Herzog doesn’t always hit his non-documentary films out of the park. This time he’s teaming with the ageless Nicole Kidman for a bio-pic about British explorer Gertrude Bell. It could be terrible. Post-Screening Ramble: There are many sides to Werner Herzog, not all of them good. The Herzog we’ve all come to [...]

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April 7, 2017

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Happy Metal Fun Time (Chuck)

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I had thought about doing Christian metal this month for Easter, then I thought about war music since we are bombing the Middle East again, but ultimately I have a ton of really excellent new tunes that I haven’t featured so far this year and since I waited till the last minute to put this [...]

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April 7, 2017

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Movie Breakdown: Going In Style

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Pre-Screening Stance: Going In Style does not look like a good movie, but I’m signed up because it features Michael Caine, Morgan Freeman and Alan Arkin.  Also, I’m curious as hell as to why Zach Braff (Garden State) directed it.  Is he super broke?  Did he owe someone a favor?  Is he going to deliver [...]

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April 6, 2017

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Feist

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Dang.  Feist is on a real roll right now.  Today I have the latest single from her new album, Pleasure (due out April 28), and it is just fantastic.  In fact, I think it has bumped her LP to the top of my anticipated releases list.  Give the tune, which features Jarvis Cocker and an [...]

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April 5, 2017

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Chastity Belt

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I really dig Different Now, the first single off of Chastity Belt’s upcoming album, I Used To Spend So Much Time Alone (due June 2 via Hardly Art), but I think the band’s new tune is even better.  The track is called Caught In A Lie, and it’s essentially cathartic indie rock.  Enjoy. —

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April 4, 2017

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Show Of The Week

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Not only is this week’s column here a day earlier than usual, but I’m rolling out two recommendations – one that isn’t local, and another that is. Tomorrow night, join me for WHY? at the Mohawk!  They’ve been one of my favorite bands for over a decade, and yet this will be my first time [...]

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April 3, 2017

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101X Homegrown Podcast

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Check out this week’s 101X Homegrown! (NEW) Dumb – On The Roof Basketball Shorts – Apologetic Quiet Company – Celebrity Teeth Poacher (NEW) Buenos Diaz – Move On Tamarron – Let’s Get Out (NEW) Growl – Date With Satan The Black Angels – I’d Kill For Her Molly Burch – Please Be Mine (NEW) Walker [...]

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April 3, 2017

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Whitney

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Over the weekend I spent my time oscillating between Kendrick Lamar’s latest single and a Dolly Parton cover from Whitney.  I’d share the former, but there’s no real “need” since it’s everywhere, so instead you’re getting the latter.  I’m also going to use this moment to remind you to listen to Whitney’s 2016 debut, Light [...]

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March 31, 2017

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Hip Hop Hooray (Leah)

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We’re nearing the end of Women’s History Month, those 31 days a year when educators and lawmakers put the spotlight on women’s contributions to this great nation of ours.  I’ll add to that today by spotlighting women’s additions to the genre of hip-hop in this month’s playlist.  Women make amazing music even as obstacles exist [...]

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March 30, 2017

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Hazel English

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Back in October of last year I came across Make It Better, a song from newcomer Hazel English, and I instantly got hooked on it.  Since then I’ve been a big fan of hers, so of course I was pretty pumped when I got an email about her impending double EP, Just Give In/Never Going [...]

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March 29, 2017

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Show Of The Week

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Sweet Spirit, who are currently one of Austin’s hottest acts, have TWO shows happening this week to honor their sophomore LP, St. Mojo.  One is Friday, the other is Saturday, and they’re both happening at Barracuda.  If you’re in the cool loop, then you probably know all of this and you already bought tickets for [...]

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March 28, 2017

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Slowdive

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It’s usually pretty impressive when an artist returns after being gone for something like six or seven years, so you really have to give it up to Slowdive, who are back (and sounding good) after a whopping 22-year break.  The band’s new album is a self titled effort, and it will be out on May [...]

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March 27, 2017

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101X Homegrown Podcast

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Here’s this latest 101X Homegrown. Listen! (NEW) Molly Burch – Please Be Mine (NEW) Matthew Logan Vasquez – Same (NEW) Quiet Company – Celebrity Teeth Poacher MCG – Start Over Hours Quiet – Bring You Down Knifight – I Am Electronic Fort Never – Don’t Push Me Away Spoon – Do I Have To Talk [...]

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March 27, 2017

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Helium

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Today I received an email with new Right Said Fred music and I immediately felt like maybe it was time for everyone to jump off of the 90s nostalgia train.  Thankfully though, that ridiculousness was canceled out by word from Helium that reissues of The Dirt Of Luck, The Magic City and the No Guitars [...]

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