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In 1957 the Ruskies launched Sputnik 1 into the stratosphere and America said "Dammit, why didn't we do that first?" And thus, the space race was on. You can't always be the only kid on the block to get that shiny new toy, and in the Internet world, that's doubly true. Chances are somebody's done it—whatever it is—before, so you might as well acknowledge it and move forward. That's the idea behind the Cosmonaut Dispatches. Here you'll find everything that...

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Tuesday, 20 March 2007
SONIC YOUTH ON TOUR
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ARTIST: Sonic Youth on Tour DATE: 03-24-07 WRITER: Clara Druzgalski PHOTO: Press McGee Besides being a part of this year’s line up for Coachella, Sonic Youth plans to tour on Daydream Nation this summer. July 13th- Chicago, IL- Pitchfork Music Festival (already on sale) July 19th- Berkley, CA- Berkley Community Theatre (on sale April 1st) July 20th- Los Angeles, CA- Greek Theatre (on sale March 31st) August 30th- London, UK- Roundhouse (3rd show just added!) August 31st- London, UK- Roundhouse...

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Tuesday, 20 March 2007
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If you're into jumpy, funky, honky Beck-ish jams, then Whitey might be right for you. It's hard to explain, so check out the video below for "Non-Stop" and if you like it, then check out one of the shows. Especially if you're celebrating 4/20 in Guadalajara. March 30 – Los Angeles, CA – Echo LoungeApril 4 – San Diego, CA – Beauty BarApril 5 – Santa Cruz, CA – Rio TheatreApril 6 – San Francisco, CA – Mezzanine April 7...

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Tuesday, 20 March 2007
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I work in a shopping mall. A shopping mall that has 2 CD stores, and 3 department stores which have CD sections in it. With a new Nine Inch Nails CD coming out soon, I thought I would go and see what CDs or DVDs were in the shops and grab something I didn’t already have. You know, whet my appetite. So on my hour lunch break I head in to CD shop #1, hmm…there seems to be a NIN...

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Sunday, 18 March 2007
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Platinum hair, call and response vocals and mosaics aren’t always enough to make a classic UK. post-punk revival successful. You have to get a gnarly D.I.Y. haircut first. “Our tour manager’s girlfriend is going to be cutting my hair in the van after the interview,” says Antonia Sellbach, leading lady of Love of Diagrams. The Melbourne trio, comprised of Sellbach (bass/vocals) Luke Horton (guitar/vocals) and Monika Fikerle (drums), was in Los Angeles for the first of their ten shows in...

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Sunday, 18 March 2007
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The last time I went to L.A.’s Echo was to see Spankrock, and by “went,” I mean to say I didn’t see a show. After standing in line in what was the coldest weather to hit the area in decades, and standing for what felt like an eternity at an ungodly hour, I decided to challenge my friends to a duel: rock, paper, scissors came to mind. My paper beat rock, and the victory decision was that we leave the...

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Saturday, 17 March 2007
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Last year was a pretty extraordinary year in my life. I was lucky enough to spend time in Europe and had the fortune of seeing the Kandinsky survey exhibit at the Tate Modern in London. Inside, there were a series of bills posted along the museum illuminating the exhibit and one of them read, "What color is a C#?" Come nine months later and Person Pitch, I find myself once again thinking about the possibilities of sensory crossover. This is...

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Saturday, 17 March 2007
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Finding Guernsey on a map can be mere guesswork, but some 75 miles off the coast of Great Britain in the English Channel, one finds the tiny island that is Britain’s last existing fiefdom. Although things might be changing for the little kingdom in Parliament, Guernsey’s pastoral setting of green hills and steep cliffs is conveniently nestled away from England’s urbanity, its provincial attire made complete in legal guidelines. It is country without being backward, rural without being dogmatic. The...

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Friday, 16 March 2007
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The second installment of Lunarcast features Big Business, perhaps the busiest and most productive rock band around. Bassist/singer Jared Warren and arguably one the best drummers alive, Coady Willis, not only thrive as a two-piece, cultivating a style of heavy music with touches of metal, punk and prog, but also make up a portion of The Melvins’ rhythm section. In true Big Business fashion, they held a free pre-record release show at All-Star Lanes in Eagle Rock, CA, to celebrate...

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Friday, 16 March 2007
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Let’s just start this straight off. The Arcade Fire’s latest, Neon Bible, isn’t as good as Funeral. Tear-jerking crescendos are much fewer and farther between. The hair on the back of your neck won’t get quite as much of a workout. But consider what they are up against—a debut album as critically and commercially adored as Funeral—and realize that’s a pretty tough hand to beat. So past achievements aside, how does Neon Bible stack up against its musical peers, both...

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Tuesday, 13 March 2007