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The Latest From Finland: Husky Rescue

While artists from countries such as Sweden and Japan have seen a surprising amount of Western success in the past few years, several other countries continue to fly under the radar despite producing great music. An ideal examp...
 
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Japanese Avant-Pop: Beauty Is in the Eye of the Beholder; Tujiko Noriko’s “Solo”

Japanese avant-pop is an interesting genre. Interestingly enough, the genre has yet to catch on with fury in it’s native Japan. Despite this, artists such as Sachiko M and Haco have found cult followings in the United Sta...

 
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The Parish

Over the past few years, it has been exemplified that marriage and music go quite well together. Just like the varied process of marriages, we’ve seen some come out successful and others come out flawed. From the fun catc...
 
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Two Cow Garage

Sometimes I just get sick of all the overproduction, the pretentious attempts at ingenuity, and easy routes taken by many contemporary bands. When one holds that perspective it is when straight and rootsy rock ‘n’ r...

 
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Sarah Nixey : Sing, Memory

Being a longtime fan of The Auteurs, it is expected for me to also be an admirer of Black Box Recorder. As Luke Haines’ side project, Black Box Recorder consisted of Haines (Auteurs frontman), former Jesus and Mary Chain ...
 
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Blackfield

Imagine inviting one of your favorite musicians to play in your country only to end up collaborating with them in what eventually becomes an ongoing project. Though already an Israeli pop/rock star, Aviv Geffen experienced just...

 
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Julius Airwave

There are certain demographics that believe robots will take over within the next few centuries. As absurd as those scientologists and other controversial groups see fit, Julius Airwave is intent on mocking them. On the stage o...
 
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Charles Gocher: 1953 – 2007

In terms of innovation, passion, durability, and flexibility, few American bands matched the quality of the Sun City Girls. Though they never came close to commercial success, they obtained an extremely dedicated cult following...