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Show Preview: Factory Floor, Dva Damas


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[POST-INDUSTRIAL] London’s Factory Floor is a manufacturer that has fully embraced cottage industry over mass production. Forging some of the harshness of industrial with a lightness and space   More
 
Wednesday, April 9, 2014 MITCH LILLIE

Show Preview: Schoolboy Q, Isaiah Rashad & Vince Staples


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[LOS AWESOME] It’s not a big stretch that Los Angeles rapper Schoolboy Q decided to title his major-label debut Oxymoron. Schoolboy, who rolls as part of the    More
 
Wednesday, April 9, 2014 MICHAEL MANNHEIMER

Kneebody: Wednesday, April 9

Virtuosic electro-jazz for the indie rock generation.


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Since a diverse group of teenage CalArts and Eastman School of Music students coalesced as Kneebody in Los Angeles in 2001, the instrumental ensemble has built the kind of growing young audience   More
 
Wednesday, April 9, 2014 BRETT CAMPBELL

Dance Yourself Meme

Future Islands just want to move you.


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On a Monday night in early March, everything changed for Future Islands. The Baltimore synth-pop trio was in New York to make its national television debut on the Late Show With David Letterman, p   More
 
Wednesday, April 2, 2014 MICHAEL MANNHEIMER

Introducing…: A Happy Death


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Who: Ryan Joseph Lella (vocals, guitar), Mathieu Lewis Rolland (drums), Jaclyn Hardin (organ) and Michael McInerney (bass). Sounds like: A beach party hosted by surfers with a studded-leather jewelry   More
 
Wednesday, April 2, 2014 ANDREW STEINBEISER

Show Preview: Neutral Milk Hotel, Elf Power, the Minders


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[FUZZY FREAK FOLK] Time has left few stones unturned in the wake of In the Aeroplane Over the Sea, Neutral Milk Hotel’s 1998 psych-folk masterpiece. The blown-out, kitchen-sink orchestration and   More
 
Wednesday, April 2, 2014 PETE COTTELL

Show Preview: Bryan Ferry, Dawn Landes


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[LUXURY ROCK] At age 68, Bryan Ferry remains a study in contrasts. He made his name as the coke-addled, space-alien frontman of English glam titans Roxy Music, but outside of that towering, monu   More
 
Wednesday, April 2, 2014 NATHAN CARSON

A Tribe Called Red: Thursday, April 3

For the innovators of “powwow-step,” the party is always political.


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Like a lot of native North Americans, Bear Thomas didn’t grow up with many heroes who looked like him. Searching for a reflection of himself in popular media, all he’d find were the same red   More
 
Wednesday, April 2, 2014 MATTHEW SINGER

Soul Recovery

Having survived cancer, Sharon Jones just wants one thing: Respect.


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Talking to the media about her recent battle with pancreatic cancer, Sharon Jones never spares the gory details. Asked how she first knew something was wrong, the 57-year-old soul singer told Spin   More
 
Wednesday, March 26, 2014 MATTHEW SINGER

Show Preview: The War on Drugs, White Laces


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[STONED AMERICANA] The bifurcation of the careers of Kurt Vile and Adam Granduciel could’ve gone a lot worse. Vile left the War On Drugs in 2008, but pegging indie-rock’s benevolent stoner laure   More
 
Wednesday, March 26, 2014 PETE COTTELL
 

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