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The Cold War Kid’s debut full-length album Robbers & Cowards out on Downtown Recordings is more or less a compilation of songs found on previously released EPs. Singer Nathan Willett’s amazing vocal pitch and dexterity is probably the first thing...

Monday, 04 December 2006
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In the weeks before the 2006 CMJ Music Conference, the annual music industry event which takes place in Manhattan every year, I have done possibly more research and preparation than I have for any other industry event in my life. Why? Well, I have decided that I want...

Sunday, 03 December 2006
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Billed as a cultural exposé of sorts, encompassing the realms of music, art and fashion—the Be the Riottt festival, which took place at the Bill Graham Civic Auditorium in November, was never going to live up to its far-reaching intent, but it did put...

Sunday, 03 December 2006
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K-OS
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If turning something old into something new is what’s going on in music right now, then Toronto’s k-os is the man. His third record since 2003, and first for new label Virgin, clearly puts him as one of the most creative and talented musicians and...

Wednesday, 29 November 2006
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Fujiya & Miyagi
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“The original blueprint was to combine Carl Craig or early Warp records sounds with that of German groups like Kraftwerk and CAN,” explains David Best of UK’s newest innovation, Fujiya & Miyagi, about their 2007 release Transparent Things....

Sunday, 26 November 2006
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The Rapture w/ The Presets
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Man, everything about The Rapture is fun fun fun! Plain and simple, feeling good is their straight-up agenda. It’s in their name, it’s in their lyrics, it’s in their sound, it’s in who they chose to open and it’s for goddamned sure in...

Friday, 24 November 2006
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The Knife
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It’s sort of perilous to review The Knife’s stage show like any other quote unquote rock show because in many ways it comes off more as performance art than live music. Clad in head-to-toe face-obscuring costumes and standing in front and behind...

Wednesday, 22 November 2006
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Cold War Kids Do Bi-Coastal Residencies in January
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Buzz darlings the Cold War Kids have taken it upon themselves to gain ridiculous amounts of frequent flyer miles in the month of January by booking themselves at weekly residencies on both coasts. Wednesday nights are in NYC, and Fridays in LA. Thursdays are for...

Tuesday, 21 November 2006
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Coachella Expands to Three Freaking Days
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GoldenVoice announced today that the 2007 version of the Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival will be expanded to three days–Friday April 27th through Sunday April 29th. Then, if that wasn’t enough live music, the Empire Polo Grounds will play host to...

Tuesday, 21 November 2006
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My Morning Jacket on Tour
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Tour Dates: 11/16 – Dallas, TX – Gypsy Theater 11/17 – Dallas, TX – Gypsy Theater 11/18 – Austin, TX – Stubb’s 11/20 – St. Louis, MO – Pagaent 11/21 – Milwaukee, WI – Riverside Theater 11/22 –...

Monday, 20 November 2006
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