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Heralded producer, composer and musician RJD2 is breaking new ground. His newest release "The Third Hand" finds this beat-maker creating and singing beautiful melodies reminiscent of Steely Dan, Zombies and King Crimson (without leaving his knack for...

Friday, 09 February 2007
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(New York, NY) This March, The Sword and Priestbird (formerly Tarantula AD) will hit the road for what is sure to be one of the more explosive tours of the Spring (dates below). Nearly a year ago, The Sword and Priestbird briefly toured together forging a friendship...

Friday, 09 February 2007
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Depending on what your expectations are from a live band these days, you would have left the Roxy Theater either completely thrilled by the performance from Sweden’s Peter Bjorn and John or slightly disappointed with the fact that they didn’t sound exactly...

Thursday, 08 February 2007
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Lately it seems as if everyone is in the business of mixing genres, trying to create something unheard of. This can be interesting, but sometimes it’s nice to stick to some roots. With the current folk revival, some artists are choosing to shy away from an...

Tuesday, 06 February 2007
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Only a select few artists can pull off the “dude with a guitar” thing as well as California-native M. Ward does. You have Jose Gonzalez, Beck when he feels like it, and a few others. But Ward has something just as unique, allowing him to silence a thousand...

Monday, 05 February 2007
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It would be a really easy thing to give the new Orthodox record a quick listen and toss it aside as another wannabe Lysol or Dopesmoker. I say this because initially it is easy to spot the similarities; all three move at a glacier’s pace, they drone obsessively,...

Sunday, 04 February 2007
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Ok, so maybe not cookies. But Deerhoof are popping up at Sundance in Dedication, starring Billy Crudup and Mandy Moore. They are all over the charts, cracking the Billboard Top 200 (#150) and CMJ Top 200 (#3). And now they are on tour in support of their new album...

Saturday, 03 February 2007
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“I will charm, I will slice, I will dazzle, I will outshine them all” The bummer part about coming out with a first album which receives a good deal of hype is that your second album becomes a point of comparison. (Sorry, I’m going to do it here) If...

Saturday, 03 February 2007
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So you’ve got a couple of rock critics (okay, most of them) saying you sound like the Velvet Underground. Then you, eager listener, are sitting at your local hipster-inhabited coffee house that lets you smoke inside after 10pm (no names will be named for the sake...

Saturday, 03 February 2007
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Interviews can be tricky. Some artists dread the whole press "thing" and cough up information about as willingly as a potential third-strike suspect under the bright lights. Others babble on incessantly, leaving interviewers with hours of tape and mere...

Friday, 02 February 2007
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