Monthly Archives: March 2013

Matt’s SXSW Recap: Part 1

Check. Check. Check one. Can I get a little more writing skill in the monitors? No? Guess we’ll run with what we have. So, South By Southwest was a thing that I did this year. And because you can volunteer 60 … Continue reading

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REVIEWED: Kacey Musgraves – “Same Trailer Different Park”

Take This to Your Musgraves By Matt With much of the nation’s collective attention last week focused on a member of the popular boy band *NSYNC*, who apparently also has a solo “career**,” a darling lil country girl’s darling lil debut album slid … Continue reading

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Eric’s 2013 SXSW Recap

So, Matt and I live in Austin. The circus recently came to town, you might have heard. South By Southwest is like running a marathon, regardless of whether you go to any shows. It pumps you full of endorphins because … Continue reading

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REVIEWED: New albums from Johnny Marr, Kate Nash, Biffy Clyro

Too little time, too many albums. With Matt touting three albums-that-aren’t-albums this week, I’m jumping on the triplet capsule review bandwagon. A difference: These are all full-length, brand new, delightful LPs. I just got behind on the blog train. LISTEN. … Continue reading

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REVIEWED: Three Not-Really-an-Album Albums

Quiz time. When is an album not an album? (A) When it’s really a “mixtape”. (B) When it’s a random bunch of B-sides, covers, and demos not included on “actual albums”. (C) When it’s a “collection” of previously unreleased tracks being sold 40+ years after … Continue reading

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REVIEWED: Gold Fields — “Black Sun”

No, Not Sting. Not Soundgarden, Either. By Eric Webb We are reaching peak electropop. Much like fossil fuel, I think we’re running out of synth beats. It’s only a matter of time before we are left unable to dance and … Continue reading

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REVIEWED: STRFKR — “Miracle Mile”

Miracle Workers By Eric Webb 1. If you’re not familiar with this band: Hey. Stop giggling. You are a child. 2. If you don’t understand that previous sentence: Keep reading, Mom. Nevermind. Miracle Mile, Portland electro act STRFKR’s third album, … Continue reading

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