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Awright youse,I'm not sure wha's goin' on here, but how'd I go from snaggin' FORTY pieces o' beaut-ee-ful SWAG fer you junkies, an' 'en I'm down ta twenty less 'en a week later? Which one o' youse ratted us out huh? HUH?! That wasn't too bright, was it? Well, lucky fer you, yer uncle Don has his ways o' gettin' good stuff when stuff's not all 'at plentiful an' I done myself proud this week. I found some good, good...

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Thursday, 27 January 2011
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"Fat” Mike Burkett has gone on the record reasonably recently saying that, shortly before work began on Coaster in 2009, NOFX has strayed a little too far from center for everyone in the band's comfort and needed a little reigning in for their next record. “I asked why we aren't we playing old-school punk anymore,” remembers the singer of the time. “we've been playing this 'NOFX breakneck speed' melodic hardcore, hardcore started with The Germs and Black Flag and...

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Thursday, 27 January 2011
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The acclaimed Chicago rock band Wilco has formed its' own dBpm Records. The full-service label, which will release all future Wilco recordings and more, will be headquartered in Easthampton, MA and run by Wilco's longtime manager Tony Margherita. ANTI- Records will provide distribution and additional labels services for all dBpm Records releases.  "This is an idea we've discussed for years,” said Tweedy. “We really like doing things ourselves, so having our own label feels pretty natural to me. And, to...

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Thursday, 27 January 2011
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Note:  It is my goal to make it all the way through this review without using the cliché “have your cake and eat it too,” but I promise nothing.You know what the best thing is about a band’s greatest hits album?  It’s all their old classics, conveniently bundled together.  The downside to greatest hits albums is that they're just sets of old classics, conveniently bundled together and that always feels like a bit of an effrontery; bands that stick around...

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Wednesday, 26 January 2011
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Some records just can't help but make listeners feel a little dirty as they spin. To be fair, it isn't always an intentional act of defiling; there may not be something overtly offensive about the music, but there's just this ragged undercurrent of madness, mania and violence that flows through the music and makes it feel taboo. There's an inference that something a listener is experiencing is forbidden which makes it very tempting and that ends up being the hook...

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Tuesday, 25 January 2011
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So, on January 15, 2011 at 3:58 pm, blogger Jay Frank once again broached the perennial question of rock n' roll's vitality. Such dialogues are far from uncommon and, really, the question of whether or not rock is dead is as valid as it has ever been; there's no arguing that rock n' roll experiences a tidal ebb and flow of interest, but this time the numbers support the possibility that the details of rock's demise aren't exaggerated. Here are...

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Sunday, 23 January 2011
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When the press release announcing that Social Distortion had signed a new record deal with Epitaph Records went out in the middle of last year, no one was really shocked but there was a gratified chorus of, “Well, it's about time” that went up. That response was understandable; in their thirty-three-year history, Social D has released a host of good punk albums on a series of different labels, but never for “the” punk label that can safely say it is...

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Saturday, 22 January 2011
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Hey junky, Wow – did it ever not take long for the business to shift right into gear! Here's the proof: las' week, I had, what, thirty ill-gotten pieces o' SWAG fer yer samplin' pleasure? Yeah, that was a drop in the bucket bitch! This week, I got FIFTY new songs fer you to rifle through, an' there ain't a limp one in the lot! Check this out – in addition some the stuff I lifted that is just too...

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Thursday, 20 January 2011
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Adebisi – "Genki Shank" http://www.groundcontrolmag.com/music/SWAG40Adebisi_Shank-genki_shank.mp3 Adebisi – "International Dreambeat" http://www.groundcontrolmag.com/music/SWAG40Adebisi_Shank-International_Dreambeat.mp3 Amanda Palmer – "Map Of Tasmania" http://www.groundcontrolmag.com/music/SWAG40Amanda_Palmer-Map_of_Tasmania.mp3 …And You Will Know Us By The Trail Of Dead – "Weight Of The Sun"...

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Thursday, 20 January 2011
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While it didn't exactly sell in earth-shattering numbers at the time of its' release, Hollywood Town Hall did establish a foothold in the public consciousness for The Jayhawks and at least proved that the band wouldn't dry up under a little bit of limelight, The album reached number eleven on Billboard's Heatseekers chart and developed a bit of a buzz around the band, and that must have told the group's label that there might be something to them after all....

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Wednesday, 19 January 2011