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CD Reviews: Mimicking Birds, Chrome Wings

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Mimicking Birds Self-Titled(Glacial Pace) [SOFT PSYCH POP] I don’t envy the task of transforming Nate Lacy’s spiraling, naturalist and homemade acoustic pop songs into fully produced al ...   More
Wednesday, March 3, 2010 WW MUSIC STAFF

Top 5 Favorite Jazz Albums

by Billy Martin (Medeski, Martin And Wood)

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Duke Ellington, Money JungleDuke Ellington, Charles Mingus and Max Roach having one of the most powerful musical conversations ever. It’s a very powerful trio.Charles Mingus, Mingus Ah UmFor me ...   More
Wednesday, February 24, 2010 WW MUSIC STAFF

Top 5 Songs We’re Excited For At Cover Your Hearts 3

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PDX Speedwagon (Charmparticles and Jonah), “More Than a Feeling”Boston’s coke-and-backseat-sex anthem gets the local treatment. Love it.Gentlemen, “Power of Love”Huey Lew ...   More
Wednesday, February 10, 2010 WW MUSIC STAFF

CD Reviews: Emancipator, Oracle

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Emancipator Safe In The Steep Cliffs(1320) [ELECTRORGANIC] If you turned on the radio in 1939 and heard the Ink Spots’ “If I Didn’t Care,” you’d be able to easily iden ...   More
Wednesday, February 3, 2010 WW MUSIC STAFF

Eyedea’s Top 5 Favorite Herbal Remedies

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Kava, for general anxiety and insomnia. This stuff works on the same receptors as classical benzodiazepines (Valium, Xanax, etc.) but is more anxiolytic than hypnotic in effect, so you won’t wak ...   More
Wednesday, February 3, 2010 WW MUSIC STAFF

Top 4 Favorites Of Rontoms’ First 99 Sunday Shows.

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We asked the folks behind Rontoms’ ongoing Sunday series (Joe Bowden, Hannah Carlen, Matt King, Ron Toms) for their favorite gigs thus far.Red Fang, Black Elk, Black Eyes and Neckties(2/1/09) On ...   More
Wednesday, January 27, 2010 WW MUSIC STAFF

CD Reviews: Ohioan, Scout Niblett

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Ohioan High Country EP(Infinite Front) [FUCKED-UP AMERICANA] At the heart of Ohioan’s sound is a conflict between the embrace of tradition and the refusal of it. Ohioan godhead Ryne Warner se ...   More
Wednesday, January 20, 2010 WW MUSIC STAFF

Rev. Shines’ Top 5

Favorite George Clinton and Parliament songs.

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5. “I’ll Stay,” ParliamentShows the bluesier side of P-Funk. Love the haunting vibe on this. Plus, it’s sampled by the greatest group of all time, De La Soul.4. “Atomic D ...   More
Wednesday, January 13, 2010 WW MUSIC STAFF

Turntablist Rob Swift’s Top 5 All-Time Favorite Songs.

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“Rebel Without a Pause,” Public EnemyThis for me was the song that bridged the era of Grandmaster Flash and the Furious Five’s “The Message” with the pro-black Afrocentri ...   More
Wednesday, January 6, 2010 WW MUSIC STAFF

On The Radar

Shows in 2010 that we’re already excited about.

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Prefuse 73, Sunday, Jan. 31 @ HoloceneTwisted producer Guillermo Scott Heron is back as Prefuse 73, busting some of the most chopped ’n’ screwed instrumental hip-hop jams you’ve ever ...   More
Wednesday, December 23, 2009 WW MUSIC STAFF
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