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The Budos Band Continues to Refine “Afro-Soul”

Anyone who claims that the genres of funk and jazz are slowly fading is horribly mistaken. The genres that are considered to be “hot” in present day culture are generated by commercialized media with the target audi...
 
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The Grey Race Get a Head Start

Artists (whether it be musicians, painters, or writers) are one of the only occupational groups who are expected to waiver on the eccentric side of things. After all, they are expressing their deepest emotions for a living. Wit...

 
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REVIEW: The Boggs – Forts

Lou Reed opened up his classic 1973 album, Berlin, with the lingering words, “In Berlin, by the wall, you were five foot ten inches tall.” A native of New York City, Reed’s lyrics were particularly striking at...
 
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Casey Neill Integrates Folk-Punk in Brooklyn Bridge

While most artists can be clumped into one accustomed genre, there are always those few who stay clear of the classification process. Casey Neill‘s newest album, Brooklyn Bridge, sounded like an ambitious sampling to me a...

 
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Pela: The Latest From Brooklyn

Pela defines themselves as the definitive “American rock ‘n roll band”. Placed in an era where fortune often originates from superficial aspects, Pela can wholeheartedly attribute their rising success to occup...
 
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The Shot Heard ‘Round the World!

When history buffs and literary admirers hear the phrase “the shot heard ’round the world”, most immediately identify with transcendentalist Ralph Waldo Emerson’s poem, Concord Hymn. In Emerson’s p...

 
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The Book Of Knots

The Book Of Knots. Even the name sounds complexing, with the music not being much different. I suppose you could call the New York-based quartet a backdrop supergroup of sorts, consisting of respectable producers and musicians ...
 
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Best Albums of 2006: #50 to #41

It has reached that time of year again. As lovely as the holidays are, one cannot avoid the constant commercialization that now walks hand-in-hand with these winter months. The end of the year means gifts, drinks, vacation, fam...

 
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Mixel Pixel

Throw in the electronic ingenuity of The Knife, the diverse melodic styles of Stereolab, and the sheer synth accessibility of Gary Numan into a mixing pot. What would come out is Brooklyn’s tasty own Mixel Pixel. The four...
 
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The Specimen: groovy, psychedelic, sexy, _____ (any adjective)

Something tells me that Matt Gorny isn’t fond of being specific. Either that, or he has an admiration for every significant decade of modern music. When asked about the particular genre of his band, The Specimen, he simpl...