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Vinyl Vlog 380
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Iggy and the StoogesRare Power Iggy Pop and the Stooges are a primary source, no matter how you look at it. If you look at punk rock and modern rock in general, you can hear and even taste some of the Stooges. They were true originators. Every person who makes or hears...

Tuesday, 16 April 2019
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TV Party Tonight! #66
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Malibu Express & Hard Ticket to HawaiiMill Creek Entertainment What gems the Andy Sidaris movies are. If you’re not familiar with them, imagine low-budget sexy spy movies, so bad that they’re good. Wow, I’m actually surprised how well that summarizes them....

Thursday, 11 April 2019
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Vinyl Vlog 379
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A deeper look at the grooves pressed into the First Light LP by The Ratchets. Anyone who has followed my contributions to this column likely already knows and understands that, while my coverage of vinyl records is very format-focused, I do not believe that the format...

Wednesday, 10 April 2019
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PHOTOBOOTH: Bad Sports @ O’Brien’s [Allston, MA] 04-04-19
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Monday, 08 April 2019
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Bad Sports – [Live]
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Bad SportsO Brien’s –  Allston, Massachusetts – April 4, 2019Photos: Brittany Queen If you were to ask me to name some of the best pop punk bands active today, I could probably narrow it down to an essential handful. And in that handful I would...

Monday, 08 April 2019
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Vinyl Vlog 378
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A deeper look at the grooves pressed into the Constellate LP by Tensei.Over the last few years, The Flaming Lips have really come a long way from being the LSD-dipped and surrealist punk band that they were when they emerged from the wilds of Oklahoma in 1983. Since...

Sunday, 07 April 2019
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I Wanna be Literated #202
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Beastie Boys Bookby Michael Diamond and Adam Horovitz How are you going to write a Beastie Boys autobiography without Adam Yauch? That’s the first thing Adam Horovitz and Michael Diamond bring up in the Beastie Boys Book. Of course, the group was greater than the sum...

Monday, 01 April 2019
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Vinyl Vlog 377
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J DillaDonuts(photo: turntablelab.com) I never saw the appeal in rap music after the 90s. It just seemed too bombastic and show-offy and trying to be bigger than itself to really connect with me. More style than substance, you know? That is, until I got turned onto the...

Thursday, 28 March 2019
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TV Party Tonight! #65
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Aquaman Pity poor DC. In the superhero movie rivalry they’ve continuously been getting the short end of the stick. Sure, they’ve made some stinkers, but hasn’t Marvel as well? When you actually think about it, every superhero movie has been a success because...

Tuesday, 26 March 2019
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Woody at 100: The Woody Guthrie Centennial Collection
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As a music fan, you have a job to do. I know that sounds counter intuitive but hear me out. It’s not enough to listen to music and catch up on the new stuff. You gotta go back to the source as often as possible. You have to understand the lineage and the evolution...

Thursday, 21 March 2019
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Vinyl Vlog 376
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Sarah SilvermanA Speck of Dust I love Sarah Silverman for many reasons. I love her on talk shows, her outlook on human nature, and her comedy. But, what I love most about her is how her humor is meant to reach out to other audiences and tries to build a bridge between...

Thursday, 21 March 2019
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Vinyl Vlog 375
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Ye vs Tay 7-inch skratch record by Mike C and AkikoLUV(photo: turntablelab.com) Every now and then we like to get weird on the Vinyl Vlog, and this entry most certainly is that. Let’s just back up a second and explain this. Skratch Snobs offer up vocal tracks...

Monday, 11 March 2019
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