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Stoney Clove Lane

Whether it was sparked by sheer curiosity or one of the several documentaries bearing its name, many of us have asked our parents at one point about their possible participation in the Woodstock Music and Art Fair of 1969. Perh...
 
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Jong Pang Follows the Bright White Light

Ambition can play an interesting role in an artist’s production of their own music, especially during a dramatic period of stylistic transition. It sounds like common sense, but if one were to intricately shuffle through ...

 
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Elliott Brood Roam the Mountain Meadows

Attempting to follow a traditional etiquette while simultaneously bringing something fresh and innovative to the table can be a problematic maneuver for some bands. After all, if listeners have become so accustomed to a style t...
 
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Camphor

When the producers of “Jesus’ Son” were looking to add some additional ardency to their 1999 film, they enlisted the help of songwriter Max Avery Lichtenstein. The film, set in the early ‘70s, featured a wide array of character...

 
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Silje Nes’ Serenely Optical Room

Created by ophthalmologist Adelbert Ames, Jr. in 1934, an “Ames room” is considered to be one of the most revered examples of an optical illusion. To sum it up, the room contains distorted dimensions that allows an ...
 
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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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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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Madrid’s Own Russian Red

When I wrote about the tactful Håkan Hellström earlier this week, the only nuisance that I found in regard to the Swede was the lack of information surrounding him. Come to think of it though, if I could read Swedish then it wo...

 
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Håkan Hellström

When I was looking for information about the up-and-coming Håkan Hellström, I could not help but notice that basically every bio, web-posted comment, or other tidbit online was written in Swedish. Now, this would make sense of ...
 
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This Is Ivy League

It felt like only yesterday when it seemed that all of America had an odd infatuation with snakes squirming around on an airborne plane. I remember not being able to walk down the hall of my school without overhearing some conv...