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Summer Time Blues News…

This usually happens around this time of year.  I go away a lot, especially on excursions north to the Maine coast and to some weddings, which drags down my blogging capabilities.  It also doesn’t help that I’ve started a political blog.  Lord, when will I stop blogging, I ask.  Never, I say. But to add […]

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M83 @ Middle East Downstairs, Boston, MA 6/2/2008

For M83 it’s always about drama. That’s one thing you can say has stayed consistent between his latest album, Saturday’s = Youth, and his past works such as Dead Cities, Red Seas & Lost Ghosts (Pick up M83 music from Amazon MP3). During the show last night I was curious to see how Anthony Gonzalez, […]

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Amie Street – New Online Music Service Posted by Kip

We’re all familiar with the eMusics and the Rhapsodys of the world. There are new concepts arising every day when it comes to the distribution of digital music. Just recently, one concept got a pretty nice boost from major players in the indie world. The site Amiestreet.com was created about two years ago by three […]

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Hot Chip: Made in the Dark album review

Hot Chip Made in the Dark (EMI / Astralwerks) Recommendable to people who: Like Hot Chip, can handle drum machine versus real drums from time to time, like to dance, fan of krautrock, fans of funky electronic soul, experimental music Sometimes a band comes along at just the right moment. Sometimes a band takes those […]

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Celebrating Band Name Themes

Every year there seems to be a new theme that appears in band names (i.e. wolf, diamonds or just adding a ! to your name). This post involves a classic theme that has been with us since the early days of rock n’ roll, “Black”. New kids on the block with Black in their title […]

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Top 25 Songs of 2007

While I enjoy looking back at the songs and albums that got me through another year, the actual posting is quite time consuming. So time consuming that I’m not able to include a little blurb about each song. However, I’m sure I don’t need to explain why these songs made it in the top tier. […]

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Yo La Tengo at MFA (Boston)

(Artwork above by designer Mr. Asami from San-X) I got in to the Ramis Auditorium last night and gave a couple test shots with the old Point n’ Click and then shut down city. It was all Broken Social Scenes fault. So no mind blowing pictures like I usually do for live shows. But I […]

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Decade in Review: Sigur Ros

  Sigur Ros is a giant ball of emotion. They are every movie, every event and every memory in your life that has had an emotional impact on you wrapped up into musical notes. I’m a grown man and don’t cry very often. Not because I’m a “MAN” but because I have better control then […]

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Atlas Sound and the Magical Vamp of Bradford Cox

Slowly but surely Bradford Cox has become one of my favorite artists over the past couple of years. Ever since I saw Deerhunter at the ICA down on the Boston Waterfront I’ve been craving any and everything that Brad puts his hands on. I just picked up the new album, Logos, from Atlas Sound, Brads […]

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