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Turntable Tuesday: Devo’s Q. Are We Not Men? A. We Are Devo!

April 22, 2014
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Turntable Tuesday: Devo’s Q. Are We Not Men? A. We Are Devo!

Though we spend most of our time in the music section writing about new material, Turntable Tuesday allows us to look back, and look closely at some captivating albums in our catalog. This week’s column hones in on Devo’s fantastic 1977 debut Q. Are We Not Men A. We Are Devo!. “This is the...
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Aural Pleasure Review: John Frusciante’s ‘Enclosure’

April 21, 2014
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Aural Pleasure Review: John Frusciante’s ‘Enclosure’

Since guitarist John Frusciante first joined the Red Hot Chili Peppers in the late 1980s, the band’s albums have been successful in direct proportion to his involvement. Ironically enough, Frusciante, for all his pop gifts, has largely forgone anything resembling pop for his own impressive solo catalog. His 11th effort, Enclosure, is the best...
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Sunday Night Sound Bite: DJ Quake featuring Nina Duran: “#Selfie Fiesta Remix”

April 20, 2014
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Selfie

Released early this year and highlighted by the March 2 edition of this weekly blog, The Chainsmokers’ hit song “#SELFIE” has been described as both “garbage, paint-by-numbers EDM” and “shit-white-girls-say-meets-a-club-remix.” Viral from the get-go thanks in part to a video packed with celebrity cameos (Snoop Dogg, Pete Tong, Steve Aoki and David Hasselhoff, to...
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A Strange SA Coincidence: Time Magazine, King Krule, and Eisenhower-Era Alamo City

April 18, 2014
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A Strange SA Coincidence: Time Magazine, King Krule, and Eisenhower-Era Alamo City

At 19, Archie Marshall, pen name King Krule, has carved out a remarkably refined style for any age, merging his South London accent and a druthers for jazz chords with an immersive songwriting style in 6 Feet Beneath the Moon, his momentous debut LP. Archie’s is a songwriting style that absorbs the listener into...
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Spurs Matt Bonner Raps with Bushwick Bill in Latest Video

April 17, 2014
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Spurs Matt Bonner Raps with Bushwick Bill in Latest Video

Update: Riff Raff wants to make up. SHOUT OUT TO MATT BONNER FROM THE SPURS WE STiLL GOTTA HAVE A 3 POiNT SHOOTiNG CONTEST WHEN i AM iN SAN ANTONiO pic.twitter.com/m4m8pTgqa3 — JODY HiGHROLLER (@JODYHiGHROLLER) April 17, 2014     “Wrappin’ with Rappers” is Matt Bonner’s latest video, and although the ginger boy Red...
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Drake Sued for $300K By Estate of Late Jazz Organist Jimmy Smith

April 17, 2014
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Drake Sued for $300K By Estate of Late Jazz Organist Jimmy Smith

When it comes to rap samples, it’s better to ask for permission first than to do it anyway and apologize later. It’s been a staple of the game since its roots to sample or reinterpret the works of other artists in beats and instrumental tracks, but forget that compositional credit to the original artist...
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5 Shows to See this Weekend

April 16, 2014
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5 Shows to See this Weekend

Jenn Alva’s Birthday Show feat. Fantastico and Kill Liberal (Thursday 4/16) “It’s not very pretty, that’s why we’re called FEA,” said Jenn Alva at FEA’s debut show at Maverick Music Festival back in March. Though the music isn’t conventionally “pretty,” it sure as hell shreds, as Girl in a Coma’s Jenn Alva and Phanie...
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Aural Pleasures Review: OFF!’s ‘Wasted Years’

April 16, 2014
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Aural Pleasures Review: OFF!’s ‘Wasted Years’

Wasted Years may seem a strange title for a band fronted by a guy who founded two of punk’s most seminal acts. But that’d be overlooking Keith Morris’ almost two decades in punk purgatory following his departure from Black Flag and the Circle Jerks, a time in which he mostly settled into his role...
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‘The Voice’ To Kick-Off Live Tour In San Antonio

April 15, 2014
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‘The Voice’ To Kick-Off Live Tour In San Antonio

Fans of NBC’s The Voice, prepare to get excited. The reality singing competition with the mechanized chairs that turn to reveal things like Blake Shelton, is kicking-off its summer tour in San Antonio at the Majestic Theatre on June 21. Think of it like the American Idol concert tour or the Glee concert tour, but for The Voice instead. Those partial to Adam...
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Rich Hands release video for “Teenager”

April 14, 2014
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Rich Hands release video for “Teenager”

Garage boosters and Fullerton, Calif. badasses Burger Records have released “Teenager,” the Rich Hands’ latest music video, on their vowelless, early MTV style Youtube show BRGRTV. A no-frills take on the music vid, the Rich Hands power through ‘Teenager” in what looks like their practice space, splicing over to Eisenhower-era clips of teen dancing....
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