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Interview with Chiddy Bang

Alternative hip-hop has blurred the lines between genres since the late 80’s. Recently, up-and-coming hip-hop artists like Hoodie Allen and Das Racist have kept this tradition alive by sampling popular indie anthems like ...
 
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Interview with Laura Imbruglia

There are plenty of musicians that use the luck of being born with a celebrity surname to speed up their own career, but not Laura Imbruglia. The younger sister of pop queen Natalie has spent most of her career trying to forge ...

 
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Interview with The Flaming Lips

At 49, Wayne Coyne and his quartet of space-a-delic freaks have earned a Grammy, covered Pink Floyd’s “The Dark Side of the Moon” in its entirety, and toured relentlessly across the world. Currently on tour for Embryonic, the s...
 
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Interview with The Hood Internet

A sit-down with DJ duo The Hood Internet in South Korea brought up topics like traveling, real-life occupations, and Korean alcohol. Their music, which is renowned for its hybrid of indie-rock and hip-hop, has been critically a...

 
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Shapiro’s Road Ahead

He is eight days from home and Carl Shapiro, namesake of DC-based Shapiro, can’t wait to get into his own bed. The 6-foot-2, lion-maned bassist has been sleeping in a 15-passenger van for the past month, on the road with his b...
 
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Interview with Shanell

If Lil’ Wayne tells a burgeoning artist to stop giving their songs to other people and start recording them for their own sake, that is advice they would do best to heed. Shanell, aka SNL, can testify as such. First a former ba...

 
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The Implosion of The King Khan & BBQ Show

The King Khan & BBQ Show's break-up last week in Daegu, South Korea was raucously entertaining, much like the garage-rockers' renowned shows. Jay Mattson provides his first-hand account of the chaotic scene at Bar Guess, where ...
 
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Interview with First Aid Kit

A sit down with the two sisters behind Swedish phenomenon First Aid Kit reveals details about their childhood, rise to recognition, songwriting process, and notable influences. Though just 17 and 19, they show why youth is not ...

 
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Interview with Uffie

Electroclash high-riser Uffie explains the story behind her debut full-length, Sex Dreams and Denim Jeans, in addition to her interesting travels around the globe, the renowned collaborators she has worked with, and how the ris...
 
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Interview with The Rassle

The Rassle - comprised of members from The Virgins, The Takeover UK, and Young Lords - sit down with Lauren Tischler and reveal the origin of their name, how technology affects their music, the band's interesting songwriting pr...