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Bravo Johnson

In their first few tours, it would make sense for an up-and-coming band to open for artists whose style is generally reminiscent of their own. With the more experienced band of the two most often responsible for the bulk of att...
 
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Mr. Gnome’s Creature Delivery Service

I can only imagine the diverse array of characters that encompass the set of a porno. Bubbly starlets who are either sexually conflicted or financially desperate, 55-year-old cameramen who consider their work to be an “art”, an...

 
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Four Years Around The Sun

I know that I am not the only one to have known of an individual who was labeled as “the guitar guy” all throughout high school. You know, that dude who wandered around parties with an acoustic guitar by his side, p...
 
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REVIEW: My Morning Jacket – Evil Urges

Many people have generalized that a band from Kentucky would have little variation in their style, clinging onto the stereotypical blend of country-rock and folk that has plagued the most common description of the southern musi...

 
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A Funky Chin Chin

One of my favorite YouTube clips is of legendary funk bassist Bootsy Collins laying down a slick live bass solo in 1978 with Parliament-Funkadelic, treating an audience in Maryland to the glorious sight of his nearly unmatched ...
 
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Dual Hawks: Centro-matic and South San Gabriel

As someone with an accurate perception of the arduously precise process of songwriting and music production, I am occasionally astounded by the work ethic and creative force that some musicians incorporate into their material. ...

 
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The Explorers Club

When a new band crafts a handful of tracks that they consider to be of the utmost quality, they are often faced with one of the first major decisions that they will make as a band. They could either hold on to the allegedly suc...
 
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Cinderpop Teaches “A Lesson in Science”

If one were to come across an artist who opens up an album with a track that depicts a desire to design one’s own fantasy universe in a laboratory like some mad scientist, they would most likely assume the musical style t...