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CONTEST: Matthew Dear in D.C.

I am pleased to announce that we will be hosting another ticket giveaway. It is featuring an electronic artist who nearly defines artistic consistency. The winner will receive two tickets to the Matthew Dear show on Thursday, O...
 
 
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The Ceaseless Tale of Jon Hardy and The Public

I always wondered how the role of an irregular childhood can effect a musician. It seems nearly stereotypical for a talented artist to recollect upon their childhood as somewhat of an arduous time, using art or music as an orig...

 
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The Friend From Finland

Though I have been fortunate enough to gain exposure to a variety of geographically diverse music, I admit that Finland is one of the countries where my knowledge of the music scene is minimal at best. Not to sound insulting, b...
 
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This Deer Tick Feels Good

With perhaps one of the oddest band names you are likely to find, Deer Tick is the songwriting project of John McCauley, a talented young singer/songwriter from Providence, Rhode Island. Just barely able to drink at the age of ...

 
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Converting to Old Time Relijun

When a band wears that certain “experimental” tag proudly on their sleeves, it would be foolish to expect one consistent critical response. It is ironic that a mixed reception is often considered to be the best case...
 
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Federico Aubele Travels Panamericana

It was just yesterday that I was musing about musicians traveling from country to country, coping with obstacles both musically and socially. While Hoax Funeral was certainly enjoyable, there was little doubt that their calming...

 
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The Birth of Hoax Funeral

With new surroundings and unfamiliar faces, it is initially a tough task to adapt and live in a new country. So, how do these vast amounts of traveling musicians cope? By making new music, of course. When American-born Anjy Hal...
 
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The First Great Album of ’08: Martina Topley-Bird’s “The Blue God”

Working in the shadows of a prominent music figure can have both its perks and disadvantages. While such an environment could provide for a bountiful amount of experience and visionary knowledge, it can also create unavoidable ...