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February 13, 2017

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Xiu Xiu

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Over the weekend I spent a good amount of time with Xiu Xiu’s latest single/video, Get Up.  It’s one of the more interesting-sounding things I’ve come across so far in 2017, and it just kept pulling me back.  Look for the band’s new album, Forget, on February 24 via Polyvinyl.  Enjoy.

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February 10, 2017

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Happy Metal Fun Time (Chuck)

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Trying to make sense of what Valentine’s Day means to people makes me understand how gullible human beings can be. We are suckers for a theme, a holiday, a reason to decorate or celebrate. It isn’t necessary for you to prove to someone you love that you LOVE them on one particular day or another, [...]

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February 10, 2017

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Movie Breakdown: John Wick: Chapter 2 (Noah)

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Pre-Screening Stance: John Wick was a great little action movie: simple, brutal, beautifully choreographed, stretching its little arms just far enough to encapsulate a cool world of assassins and their rules. This is a sequel though, to an action movie, and well, I think we all know how those can go. Nonetheless, I’m tentatively excited. [...]

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February 9, 2017

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Movie Breakdown: John Wick: Chapter 2

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Pre-Screening Stance: I’m so very excited for John Wick: Chapter 2.  Everything about it looks like “more of the same”, and that’s exactly what I want from it.  Here’s to another round of the Boogeyman shooting a zillion people in the head for pissing him off. Post-Screening Ramble: To be fair, John Wick: Chapter 2 [...]

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February 9, 2017

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Kane Strang

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Because my brain is weird, every time I see Kane Strang I read it as Dankey Kang.  What a goddamn ridiculous hiccup, you know?  In any case, Strang released his debut last year, and now he’s looking at “putting the finishing touches” on his next album (due out this year via Dead Oceans).  The first [...]

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February 8, 2017

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Movie Breakdown: The Lego Batman Movie

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Pre-Screening Stance: I long ago lost count of how many times I’ve seen The Lego Movie.  It’s so damn good!  To be honest, I don’t think The Lego Batman Movie is going to match it, but I’m still expecting a lot from the block-filled film.  Fingers crossed. Post-Screening Ramble: If you have kids, they’re going [...]

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February 8, 2017

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Show Of The Week

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The Coathangers are playing Barracuda on Friday, and that’s my SOTW!  They’re so much fun to watch play.  Also, their most recent release, Nosebleed Weekend, is awesome and a big favorite of mine.  This all means you need to join me for what will surely be a raucous good time. Tix are $12.  Locals Sailer [...]

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February 7, 2017

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The Courtneys

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Today I’m rolling out The Courtneys, who are a band that I’ve been meaning to share ever since their new LP, The Courtneys II, was sent to me a couple of weeks ago.  I’ve never heard their debut, but I can say that their sophomore effort features some wonderfully jangly garage rock gems. You’re going [...]

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February 6, 2017

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101X Homegrown Podcast

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I made this 101X Homegrown for you.  Enjoy. (NEW) Bayonne – Fallss Dead Space – Behind The Wall Fort Never – Don’t Push Me Away (NEW) Letting Up Despite Great Faults – Pageantry Migrant Kids – Let It Go The Octopus Project – Wrong Gong (NEW) Blushing – Tether Big Bill – Every City Drakulas [...]

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February 6, 2017

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Mac DeMarco

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Over the weekend I realized something about Mac DeMarco, and it’s that while I like him, I don’t ever actively listen to him.  The singles come along, I dig them, I post them, and then that’s about it.  I don’t in turn spend much time with his albums, nor do I make an effort to [...]

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February 3, 2017

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Movie Breakdown: The Salesman (Noah)

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Pre-Screening Ramble: The Salesman has been drawing a lot of attention for more than a few reasons. First, it’s the new film by the director of A Separation, an Iranian film that hit hard in America three to four years ago. Second, it’s nominated for Best Foreign Film at a little award show called the [...]

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February 3, 2017

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Movie Breakdown: Neruda (Noah)

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Pre-Screening Stance: Everyone’s been crowing about director Pablo Larrain’s Jackie Onassis bio-pic, Jackie. I’m not usually a fan of the bio-pic format – because no one’s life in whole is really all that interesting – but Larrain is supposed to be tweaking it in smart and enjoyable ways. So, a two hour film about poet [...]

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February 3, 2017

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Movie Breakdown: The Space Between Us

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Pre-Screening Stance: I don’t really know much about The Space Between Us.  Before I had a chance to check out its trailer I happened upon a note that said it seemed to giveaway the whole story, so I decided to not bother.  I do know Gary Oldman is in it though, so that’s something to [...]

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February 2, 2017

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Bleached

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Today’s good news comes from Bleached, who are set to release an EP and a zine that are both titled Can You Deal?.  The former is due out March 3 via Dead Oceans, and you can check out its hooky lead single down below.  The latter is also due out March 3, and it will [...]

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February 1, 2017

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Show Of The Week

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There are quite a few big shows (Lizzo, D.R.A.M., Austra, Angel Olsen, etc.) happening over the next five or six days, so I’m sliding you a smaller one.  Tres Oui, who have quickly become favorites of mine, will be celebrating the release of their new EP, Singles Going Nowhere, at Cheer Up Charlie’s on Saturday.  [...]

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