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June 29, 2017

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The National

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Damn. This is what I said the first time I listened to Guilty Party, the new single from The National.  Combine it with their previous gem, The System Only Dreams In Darkness, and you’ve got two really good reasons to be more than just excited for their upcoming album, Sleep Well Beast (due September 8).  [...]

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June 28, 2017

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Show Of The Week

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In a weird turn of events, my SOTW is actually next week, but since it falls on a Monday and that Monday precedes a holiday, I’m rolling it out right now.  You get it?  I sort of do.  Anyways, go see STRFKR at Emo’s!  Since you (more than likely) don’t have to work on Tuesday, [...]

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June 27, 2017

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Movie Breakdown: Baby Driver (Noah)

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Pre-Screening Stance: Even if The World’s End was (at the time) the Edgar Wright movie that I connected with the very least, he is still one of the great directors working today. And if he wants to make a movie about an iPod listening getaway driver trying to escape the crime game, well, then I’m [...]

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June 27, 2017

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Cloakroom

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Want to get lost in something today?  If yes, then get ready to love Cloakroom’s first single off of their upcoming album, Time Well (due August 18).  It’s big and shoegazey and it will just swallow you up.  I’m very excited to hear more from these guys.  Enjoy.

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June 26, 2017

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Movie Breakdown: Baby Driver

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Pre-Screening Stance: Baby Driver looks like it’s going to be a real winner.  Not that this is in any way surprising, as it was written and directed by the one and only Edgar Wright.  That guy is just the best. Post-Screening Ramble: I can’t say that Baby Driver is as great as anything in Edgar [...]

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June 26, 2017

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101X Homegrown Podcast

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Here’s the latest 101X Homegrown.  Enjoy. A. Sinclair – Just Remind Me Sweet Spirit – The Power Alex Napping – Living Room The Sour Notes – Ride It Out Big Bill – Stand Still Summer Salt – Candy Wrappers Magna Carda – Angela Bassett Ramesh – The King The Dan Ryan – Guidance Julia Lucille [...]

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June 26, 2017

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Generationals

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I’ve been steadily checking out the singles that Generationals have released this year, but until Mythical (today’s track and the fourth in the band’s series) none of them had really caught my attention.  I’m guessing I just like that it sounds like old Generationals. The band hasn’t yet announced a new album, but I’m assuming [...]

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June 23, 2017

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Raised Eyebrows: 2017 So Far (Randy)

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2017 is looking pretty, pretty, pretty good thus far for records. Ambient music is having a true renaissance, some artists are making pure statements and others are successfully treading new ground. So let’s take a look at the some of the best releases thus far in 2017, shall we? 1. Hayden Pedigo – Greetings From [...]

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June 22, 2017

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Filthy Friends

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Sleater Kinney’s Corin Tucker, R.E.M.‘s Peter Buck and Bill Rieflin, Minus 5′ Scott McCaughey, and Fastbacks’ Kurt Bloch are Filthy Friends, and they’ve just announced their debut album, Invitation (due 8/25).  As you may recall, I shared a couple of their tracks back in April.  Below is the LP’s first official single.  It’s a rocker [...]

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June 21, 2017

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Show Of The Week

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This week there’s a show that I’ve been excited about for a bit now, and it’s Magna Carda’s Good Friday (Part 5) at the Mohawk.  Presented by 101X Homegrown Live (that’s my radio show!), it also features Bobby Sessions, Zeale + NGHT HCKLRS (as Blastfamous USA), Kydd Jones and DJ Charlie.  It’s going to be [...]

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June 21, 2017

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Movie Breakdown: Transformers: The Last Knight

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Pre-Screening Stance: There’s not a single part of me that believes Transformers: The Last Knight is going to be worth my time.  With that being said, I really feel like Michael Bay and Co. have to eventually get one of these right.  They just have to! Post-Screening Ramble: I try to avoid labeling things as [...]

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June 20, 2017

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Washed Out

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It’s Tuesday, so let’s do some dancing!  To help set the mood I’ve got the latest from Washed Out, who have a new visual album, Mister Mellow, coming on June 30.  The song is a house-ish effort meant to explore “Millennial malaise.”  You can think about what that means while moving those hips.  Enjoy. —

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June 19, 2017

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101X Homegrown Podcast

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Check out the latest 101X Homegrown.  Enjoy. (NEW) Big Bill – Stand Still A Giant Dog – Sleep When Dead (NEW) The Sour Notes – Ride It Out (NEW) A. Sinclair – Just Remind Me (NEW) Jerk – Socotra Magna Carda – Angela Bassett (NEW) Blastfamous (Zeale + Nght Hcklrs) – Not Your City (NEW) [...]

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June 19, 2017

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Dizzee Rascal

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Back when I was in college I really loved Dizzee Rascal’s Fix Up, Look Sharp.  It’s a totally ridiculous song, and I put it on a lot of mixes because it would always got a fun reaction from people.  Throughout the years since then I haven’t listened to Mr. Rascal all that much, but I [...]

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June 16, 2017

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Movie Breakdown: Rough Night

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Pre-Screening Stance: There hasn’t been a single Rough Night trailer that’s made me blow air out of my nose, but I also haven’t seen anything that’s made me roll my eyes and sigh.  I guess this means I’m feeling like there’s a chance it’ll be good.  If it isn’t, something something about getting to look [...]

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