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Searching for Clues

What artist doesn’t want attention? Many of them send out hordes of e-mails and MySpace invitations to the point where it nearly seems like spam. It may seem like a nuisance to even the most passionate music fan, but what separ...
 
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Joining the Two Door Cinema Club

Seeing a rock band take the stage without a drummer can be like watching an artist try to paint without a canvas. The ideas and talent can be there, but the necessary materials may not be. Many groups have accomplished enough w...

 
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Obscure Sound: Best of March 2009

I often find March to be one of the dullest months of the year. Apart from the allure of St. Patrick’s Day and March Madness, there is little to get excited about. The weather sucks, the workload for classes is nearing it...
 
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Julian Velard Is The Planeteer

Anti-normative behavior is expected from most successful artists. There is little reason for them to pay much attention to the Top 40, since worthwhile artists do not derive their material from popular opinion. It may seem like...

 
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Home Video Makes It OK

Although they may not realize it, high school students are in incredibly unique circumstances. They have a general comprehension of the occupational process and the basic decisions that mold their future, but their current ideo...
 
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The Mint Chicks

Now that Flight of the Conchords have achieved immense and well-deserved success stateside, a brighter light has shined upon New Zealand’s prosperous music scene. Quantity has never really been an issue for the island in the Pa...

 
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Micachu Earns Her “Jewellery”

Eccentric personality traits can be quite glaring upon meeting a new person. For me, whether they are artistically focused with a plethora of innovative ideas or radically opinionated to an intolerable extent is often what sepa...
 
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The Gift Machine

The term “musical entrepreneur” would seem to apply well to Dave Matthies, but he would likely take none of the credit. Over the past decade, Matthies has been a constant force in positively impacting the ability of other artis...

 
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Chris Robley Recites a Movie Theatre Haiku

I always appreciate follow-ups from artists that were featured on this site over a year ago. I must sincerely enjoy an artist for them to appear on this site and that often results in a long process that involves many hours of ...
 
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The Deep Dark Woods’ Winter Hours

It can be a difficult task to find a band whose lyrical content tends to stray away from the clichés of love and the emotions caused by it. Although I enjoy a diverse range of topics, it is hard to blame most of these artists. ...