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April 27, 2017

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Filthy Friends

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While I would prefer that she churn out another album with Sleater Kinney, I am pumped to see that Corin Tucker has a new project.  It’s called Filthy Friends, and it also features R.E.M.‘s Peter Buck and Bill Rieflin, Minus 5′ Scott McCaughey, and Fastbacks’ Kurt Bloch.  Neat!  Today I’m sharing the indie rockers’ first [...]

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April 26, 2017

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Show Of The Week

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This is one of those fun sort of weeks where I couldn’t pick just one show to tell you to attend, so I’m going with two.  Thankfully they’re on different nights, so you can totally do both!  Anyhow, throw on your serious face and catch the legendary PJ Harvey on Friday at Stubb’s, then go [...]

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April 25, 2017

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Perfume Genius

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Time to get caught up on Perfume Genius!  The act will be releasing a new album, No Shape, next Friday (May 5) via Matador, and I’m excited for it.  Both of the LP’s singles are down below.  The “oldest” is a rather infectious effort titled Slip Away, and the newest is an interesting little blip [...]

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April 24, 2017

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101X Homegrown Podcast

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Check out my latest 101X Homegrown! Enjoy. Wiretree – JF Sebastian Tres Oui – Prince Of Pop Abram Shook – The Hours (NEW) Go Fever – This Is Why We Can’t Have Nice Things Mean Jolene – Bump The Rump Growl – New Sincerity RF Shannon – Had A Revelation The Black Angels – Half [...]

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April 24, 2017

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The War On Drugs

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You guys grab anything rad on Record Store Day?  I got a couple of cool things (like Dolly Parton’s first recordings), but since I didn’t get up at 3am, I didn’t even see the “bigger” releases. This includes the new single that The War On Drugs put out.  Thankfully though, there’s a stream!  The 11-minute [...]

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April 21, 2017

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Movie Breakdown: Unforgettable

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Pre-Screening Stance: I’m 100% certain that Unforgettable is going to be terrible, but I’m really hoping that it’ll be fun-terrible.  I’m also very down to watch Katherine Marie Heigl play herself.  Zing! Post-Screening Ramble: I thought for sure that Unforgettable was going to be trashy and hilarious, and that didn’t quite turn out to be accurate.  [...]

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April 21, 2017

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Raised Eyebrows: Choice Ra Cuts (Randy)

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Sun Ra was an artist who was way ahead of the curve. He was so ahead of the curve, that we may never catch up to his music or his views in our lifetime. But it’s fun to try! This month I’ve got some choice cuts from the realm of Ra spanning from 1956-1970. “Sunology [...]

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April 20, 2017

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Movie Breakdown: The Lost City Of Z

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Pre-Screening Stance: Theaters are currently loaded with The Fate Of The Furious, Ghost In The Shell, Power Rangers and the like, so I have no idea who Bleecker Street is expecting to run and out see The Lost City Of Z, a heavy-looking two and a half hour film about a fella stumbling around in [...]

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April 20, 2017

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EMA

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When EMA let slip that she had an album so political that Matador didn’t want it, I immediately imagined something way overdone and unlistenable.  I suppose the rest of the LP could still turn out to be this way, but the first single is pretty rad.  Check out the anthemic track below.  Exile In The [...]

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April 19, 2017

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Show Of The Week

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This week is a show I’ve been looking forward to since early March.  It’s Wiretree’s album release party at Lambert’s!  The band’s new LP, Towards The Sky, is very good and currently available, so you can dive into it now in preparation for Friday.  Do it. Tix are $8.  Good Field will open.  Also, this [...]

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April 18, 2017

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Movie Breakdown: Free Fire

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Pre-Screening Stance: Ben Wheatley (High-Rise, A Field In England) is a buzzy director and the list of actors he’s assembled for Free Fire includes Brie Larson, Arnie Hammer, Sam Riley, Cillian Murphy, Sharlto Copley and Michael Smiley.  Seems like a winning combo to me. Post-Screening Ramble: Ostensibly, Free Fire isn’t a movie with a whole [...]

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April 18, 2017

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Ratboys

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While there’s nothing particularly sweet about the name Ratboys, that is the word I think best describes the first single off of their new album, GN (due June 30 via Topshelf).  On another note, I love that the band’s press release notes that they were influenced by the “down-to-earth sincerity of late-90s Sheryl Crow.”  No [...]

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April 17, 2017

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101X Homegrown Podcast

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Here’s this week’s 101X Homegrown!  Enjoy. Summer Salt – Candy Wrappers Sweet Spirit – Pretty Baby Abram Shook – The Hours (NEW) Wiretree – Didn’t Know Your Name Good Field – Necessary Feeling Quin Galavis – Me To Me Solid State Dream Suit – Nervous (NEW) Hovvdy – In My Head (NEW) The Black Angels [...]

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April 17, 2017

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Do Make Say Think

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One of the nicer things that 2017 has delivered (so far) is the return of Do Make Say Think. The post-rock act was pretty quiet for a good eight years, and now they have a new album, Stubborn Persistent Illusions, coming on May 19 via Constellation.  I can’t wait to spend lots of time with [...]

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April 14, 2017

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Movie Breakdown: Their Finest

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Pre-Screening Stance: Once upon a time Lone Scherfig directed An Education, a movie that I still really love.  That’s enough for me to be at least a little excited about her new flick. Post-Screening Ramble: Their Finest is a bit scatterbrained, but I liked it nonetheless.  The film takes place in Britain during WWII and [...]

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