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Artist: Sebadoh Venue: Lee’s Palace – Toronto, Ontario, Canada Date: April 6, 2011 Which prominent 90’s band was first to tour one of their classic records? Sonic Youth did some scattered shows playing Daydream Nation; Slint toured their seminal record Spiderland in 2007; The Pixies who haven’t recorded a record in fifteen years seem to have been touring old material non-stop for the past six years. So, who did it first? Who knows! But Sebadoh jumped on the bandwagon to...

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Wednesday, 06 April 2011
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In the single greatest, most bizarre news story to break all day, Hanson – yes, the MmmBop-ping band of brothers – have taken a page from the likes of Tom Jones and Paul Anka and are currently in the process of putting together an album comprised of metal covers. That would be shocking enough for some, but what Hanson is doing goes one step further – for this forthcoming album, Hanson is focusing its attention on covering the work of...

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Friday, 01 April 2011
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On Blood Pressures, The Kills have picked up exactly where they left off on 2008's Midnight Boom, creating tight pop songs hidden beneath layers of dirty digital magic. It's an album that feels like it is out to get you – that wants to cut you and is intent on raising your "blood pressure" – but its' malice is also contrasted with danceable beats and poppy hooks that create a wonderfully narcissistic experience. I will admit that with singer Alison...

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Friday, 01 April 2011
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After weeks of stormy weather listening to moody ambient post-rock and grumbly down-tuned and down-tempo sludge – immersing myself in the gloom of winter and its' commensurate musings – this southern California boy needed some sunlight. Ask and thou shall receive! The signs of life are returning; people are out and about, lawnmowers are blaring, birds chirping, my neighbors have their windows open for the first time in months and, best of all, Protest The Hero is blaring through my...

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Friday, 01 April 2011