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November 16, 2017

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Screaming Females

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Oh yes, there’s a new Screaming Females song.  Below you’ll find a fancy ballad, which is the third single off of the band’s next album, All At Once (due February 23).  Enjoy. PS – The band will be back at Barracuda on April 21.

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November 15, 2017

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Movie Breakdown: Justice League (Noah)

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Pre-Screening Stance: It’s hard for me to think anything but horribly negative thoughts about Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice, as it is absolutely one of the biggest failures of a film, big-budget of otherwise, that I’ve ever seen. Zack Snyder and DC Comics could barely handle Superman and Batman on the big screen together, [...]

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November 15, 2017

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Movie Breakdown: Justice League

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Pre-Screening Stance: For a while now I’ve been trying to get myself excited for Justice League, but I just haven’t been able to get over the “yeah whatever” hump.  With that being said, I’ve yet to see anything about this film that makes me think it’s going to be a stinker. Post-Screening Ramble: It’s fine.  [...]

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November 15, 2017

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Movie Breakdown: Last Flag Flying

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Pre-Screening Stance: I’m only going to see Last Flag Flying because it’s directed by Richard Linklater.  I mean, I like the cast, but old guy road trip movies are rarely ever good.  Also, could they have made a more boring trailer for this movie?  I doubt it. Post-Screening Ramble: Last Flag Flying is a lot [...]

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November 15, 2017

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Show Of The Week

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The site will be on break all of next week, so I’m rolling out two recommendations today! 1)  My radio show, 101X Homegrown, is presenting a gig at The Swan Dive this Friday.  Indie poppers Shy Beast (formerly MCG) are throwing a party in celebration of the arrival of their new self titled EP, and [...]

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November 14, 2017

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Pinegrove

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Today I have a song that I missed a couple of weeks back.  It’s from Pinegrove, and it’s a total bummer.  Great stuff, though.  No word yet on when to expect an official follow-up to 2016′s Cardinal.  Enjoy.

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November 13, 2017

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101X Homegrown Podcast

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Here’s the latest 101X Homegrown!  Enjoy. Shy Beast – Back With Me Wiretree – JF Sebastian (NEW) Most Likely – Steve Hermits – Ruby Red Summer (NEW) Bayonne – I Know Hours Quiet – Consciousness Young Tongue – Electric Display Grape St. – Wallpaper (NEW) The Golden Boys – Sundays With Jackie Flesh Lights – [...]

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November 13, 2017

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Widowspeak

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Over the weekend I totally fell in love with Widowspeak’s version of Neil Young’s Harvest Moon.  They somehow made a delicate song even more delicate.  Put on headphones before you hit play!  Enjoy.

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November 10, 2017

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Movie Breakdown: Lady Bird (Noah)

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Pre-Screening Stance: Greta Gerwig wrote and directed this semi-autobiographical film. Greta Gerwig also co-wrote and starred in Frances Ha. This seems to be a winning combination. Post-Screening Ramble: Lady Bird could be Frances Ha: The Prequel, and I mean that in the best way. The film centers on the self-named Lady Bird (played by Saoirse [...]

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November 10, 2017

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Happy Metal Fun Time (Chuck)

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This year hasn’t blossomed like I thought it might. The new metal releases that I comb through to find my top 25 each year began in January and pretty much stalled over the summer months. It looked like there would be an upswing towards the end of the year, and so far there have been [...]

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November 9, 2017

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Gingerlys

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If you’re a fan of Alvvays, then I think you’ll like Gingerlys.  The band is out of Brooklyn, and on November 17 they’ll be releasing their self titled debut album.  I’m excited for it.  Enjoy.

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November 8, 2017

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Movie Breakdown: Murder On The Orient Express

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Pre-Screening Stance: This one looks like it should be a winner.  It’s based off Agatha Christie’s classic murder mystery, it’s got a rather big cast of famous faces, and Kenneth Branagh is a pretty solid director (especially when it comes to period pieces).  Why then do I feel like it’s going to be a dud? [...]

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November 8, 2017

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Show Of The Week

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The rescheduled Sound on Sound Fest shows are going down everywhere this week, and you can see which ones I’m into the most down below (they’re marked with SoS).  There’s some good ones!  Let’s go non-fest today though, and talk up Speedy Ortiz, Tera Melos and Lola Tried at Barracuda on Sunday.  This show is [...]

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November 7, 2017

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Alyeska

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I took a stroll around Stereogum this morning, and whilst doing so I came across an artist called Alyeska.  Oh man.  They’re fantastic.  Or, at least, the one song I found is fantastic.  I need to check out more ASAP.  Hit play to indulge in a slab of 90s-inspired indie rock.  Enjoy.

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November 6, 2017

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101X Homegrown Podcast

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Check out the latest 101X Homegrown!  Enjoy. Lola Tried – Worst Coast Growl – New Sincerity Young Tongue – Electric Display Shy Beast – Back With Me Hovvdy – Petal Blushing – Weak The Octopus Project – Small Hundred Alex Napping – Living Room Poly Action – Ten Hundred Years A Giant Dog – Bendover [...]

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