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Second Look: Hometowns

After the release of their most recent album Departing this year, Ben takes a look back at their memorable debut, Hometowns. After lukewarm acclaim for Departing, he looks at Hometowns for clues about where the Advantage could ...
 
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The Rural Alberta Advantage

The Rural Alberta Advantage probably appreciate movies like The Deer Hunter, the 1978 classic that depicted the inhabitants of a small, factory-dependent town shortly after the Vietnam War. These portrayals of ex-soldiers/steel...

 
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Status Green

Bias is rarely a good thing, but if you are a quality artist from New Jersey then you are certainly likely to get my attention. It helps even more if you perform regularly at The Stone Pony, a trademark Jersey venue that my par...
 
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Pond… Frond Pond

Jay Watson and Nick “Paisley Adams” Allbrook are not unfamiliar with success. They are used to it as members of Tame Impala, the group from Western Australia that released perhaps the best psychedelic-rock release o...

 
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Lollapalooza ’10 Recap

In preparation for next year's 20th anniversary, Lollapalooza 2010 offered a fantastic display of artists both new and old. Taylor DeBoer was there and recaps the highlights, even if these nine well-known artists were just the ...
 
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Sound of Summer

Lauren Tischler takes us through her top entertainment picks for this summer, along with some classic songs that sound best in the heat. Summer does not officially begin for over two months, but it is never too late to get in t...

 
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Darwin Deez

Darwin Deez exemplifies a recent breed of musicians. An early fascination with classic-rock being accentuated by recent interests in electronica is a trend that the newest generation of artists continue to play with, their succ...
 
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Best Albums of 2009: #30 to #21

Part three of five finds an even mixture of debuts and veteran releases that made a mark in 2009.

 
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Brazos Play the Phosphorescent Blues

When looking back to our high school days, many of us can likely remember reading Thoreau’s Walden. Even those turned off by the primary philosophy of transcendentalism have grasped the value of such a classic, as Thoreau...
 
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El Cantinero

England is one of the last places I would expect a musician to be “bored”, especially if they are native to the country. Its rich history aside, every major label houses an office there and there are certainly a surplus of venu...