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March 30, 2018

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Hip Hop Hooray (Leah)

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Hey all! It’s a magical, lovely, wonderful Friday, and best of all it’s spring in Texas. Take a moment when you’re out today to check out these great trees and plants we got around us. They are pretty cool the way they come up green and lovely every spring. Let’s feel that renewal; let’s roll [...]

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March 29, 2018

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Movie Breakdown: Ready Player One

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Pre-Screening Stance: What was the last blockbuster that Steven Spielberg directed?  2011′s The Adventures Of Tintin?  Does that even count?  I think I’d lean more towards Indiana Jones And The Kingdom Of The Crystal Skull, which was in 2008.  Can you believe that was 10 years ago?  That’s way too damn long to go without [...]

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March 28, 2018

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Fujiya & Miyagi

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I’m not digging the current concert calendar for Austin, so instead of a SHOW OF THE WEEK column today, you’re getting a new one from Fujiya & Miyagi.  It’s called Subliminal Cuts and it was supposedly inspired by the TV show Columbo.  No word yet on whether it’s from a new album, or if it’s [...]

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March 27, 2018

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Quickdraw: Tancred, Stephen Malkmus & The Jicks, Snail Mail, Iceage, Hop Along

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Enjoy. Tancred – Reviews Tancred impressed me with their 2016 release, Out Of The Garden, so I’m definitely looking forward to the freshly announced follow-up, Nightstand (due June 1).  Jump all over the sincere first single now. Stephen Malkmus & The Jicks – Shiggy A month or two back Stephen Malkmus & The Jicks put [...]

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March 26, 2018

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101X Homegrown Podcast

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Check out the latest 101X Homegrown!  It’s got a ton of new stuff! Hit me up via Facebook, Twitter or email if you need something. (NEW) Okkervil River – Pulled Up The Ribbon (NEW) Marmalakes – Milwaukee Jess Williamson – I See The White RF Shannon – Cold Spell (NEW) The Suffers – Do Whatever [...]

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March 23, 2018

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Movie Breakdown: Isle Of Dogs

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Pre-Screening Stance: It’s a Wes Anderson movie, so of course I’m in.  Also, I’m excited that it’s stop-motion animation, as Fantastic Mr. Fox is one of my favorite films from him.  Also also, Isle Of Dogs screened at SXSW and most people raved about it. Post-Screening Ramble: Isle Of Dogs is a bleak film.  Set [...]

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March 23, 2018

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Raised Eyebrows: Classic Rock Hidden Gems (Randy)

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During SXSW this past few weeks, I did something to help me fight the onslaught of music blaring from every bar/restaurant/art space/garage seemingly in Austin; I listened to classic rock. It not only made me feel like I needed to wear a “I Got This” t-shirt while idling through traffic, but I also discovered/rediscovered a [...]

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March 22, 2018

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Movie Breakdown: Unsane

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Pre-Screening Stance: Steven Soderbergh has directed so many good movies that it’s impossible for me to not look forward to something with his name on it.  With that being said, I’m more intrigued than usual by this shot-on-an-iPhone thriller of his. Post-Screening Ramble: Even though I went into Unsane expecting an unsettling experience, I was [...]

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March 21, 2018

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Show Of The Week

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I know, I know, who in their right mind wants to go see live music the week after SXSW?  Hardly any of you, I suppose, but even though the festival just wrapped, there are some quality shows happening this week.  For instance, Broken Social Scene at Stubb’s on Friday.  The Canadian indie rockers put out [...]

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March 20, 2018

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Quickdraw: The Decemberists, Beach House, Courtney Barnett, Parquet Courts, The Black Lips & The Khan Family

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Enjoy. The Decemberists – Once In My Life It’s been a long while since something from The Decemberists has caught (and held) my attention.  I should check out their new album, I’ll Be Your Girl, which is now available. Beach House – Dive This new Beach House tune starts out a little bland, but stick [...]

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March 19, 2018

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101X Homegrown Podcast

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I survived SXSW!  Here’s the latest 101X Homegrown!  It’s got new tunes from Leon Bridges, Black Pumas, The Sword, RF Shannon and Class Angles.  I tossed in some show recommendations for this week as well.  Enjoy. Hit me up via Facebook, Twitter or email if you need something. (NEW) Leon Bridges – Bad Bad News [...]

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March 15, 2018

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Movie Breakdown: Tomb Raider (Noah)

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Pre-Screening Stance: Aside from the fact Alicia Vikander is in this, I can’t see any reason whatsoever this video game couldn’t stay just that. Post-Screening Ramble: In some board meeting somewhere, Roar Uthaug and his crew for Tomb Raider answered the question, “So how much is Tomb Raider like Indiana Jones and The Last Crusade?” [...]

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March 12, 2018

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101X Homegrown Podcast

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Just a heads up, this is probably going to be the site’s only post this week.  Noah may chime in with a film review or two, but otherwise I’ll see you on the streets for SXSW. Now, onto the latest 101X Homegrown!  I included tunes from each of the bands playing the 101X Homegrown Day [...]

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March 9, 2018

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Happy Metal Fun Time (Chuck)

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March is the month of SXSW and the past few years there’s been a groundswell of metal at the festival, but this year it appears we have struck a new low for the genre. Essentially metal has been reduced to a blip, one comedy in the film portion, two showcases, one with local acts and [...]

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March 9, 2018

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Movie Breakdown: Submission (Noah)

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Pre-Screening Stance: A Stanley Tucci flick about a professor who sleeps with a student. Scandal arises. I’m yawning already. Post-Screening Ramble: I can’t really say why Submission was made. It offers nothing new, no standout performances, not even a convincing amount of lascivious dialogue or visuals to spice things up. It is, quite frankly, a [...]

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