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Walking into the Comets on Fire pre-Christmas bash at 12 Galaxies in SF’s Mission District, there’s a slight, although not overwhelming, feel of camaraderie. Here were the boys of the hometown sort, who had muddied their way up from the coast located at the...

Tuesday, 16 January 2007
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Honeycut’s name might ring a bell if you’re a Morning Becomes Eclectic listener, but if you asked anyone who attended the show about Honeycut, they’d most likely refer to them as “The band whose keyboard playing was (expletive) awesome, and...

Monday, 15 January 2007
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Axl Rose has not aged gracefully. I was flipping around the television a few weeks ago when the remote landed on Axl’s puffy, pock-marked visage mumbling about “the future of Guns N’ Roses.” First of all, WHAT future of Guns N’ Roses? Axl...

Sunday, 14 January 2007
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Dat Rosa Mel Apibus, the title of Brooklyn-based White Magic’s anticipated debut long-player, is Latin for “The rose gives honey to the bees.” As singer and pianist Mira Billotte recently explained in an interview with The Village Voice, “To me,...

Friday, 12 January 2007
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What do indie buzz bands have to aspire to now that the O.C. is cancelled? Well, if you are Bloc Party, it's no big deal. Vice Records will release the follow-up to your smash debut on February 6th, and then you will go on tour. Thousands of girls (and boys) with...

Thursday, 11 January 2007
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There's a fairly decent chance that if Neko Case wrote a song that predicted my death three weeks from now from some grisly cause, I'd still think it was completely awesome, right up until the point where I lost consciousness. And Neko Case is one of the few...

Thursday, 11 January 2007
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The Arcade Fire takes it sound to new and exciting places on its slavishly anticipated new album, “Neon Bible,” which, as previously reported, is due March 6 via Merge. The 11-track set was primarily recorded in a church outside the band's Montreal...

Thursday, 11 January 2007
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Nick Cave is a strange, beguiling dude. Here’s a guy who made some of the blackest, darkest music of the post-punk era, now verging on Hollywood acceptability (thanks to The Proposition) and is probably a more frequent guest on David Letterman than Steve Martin....

Thursday, 11 January 2007
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Deerhoof’s last album, The Runners Four, was probably the most pop-obsessed album that the group had recorded in their lifetime. There were moments of their unexpected heavy crunch and stop/start fragments, but it was practically their version of The Monkees in...

Thursday, 11 January 2007
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Sondre Lerche, it might seem, is reinventing his music with every album, but what’s really going on is a combination of exploration and evolution. He’s not only building something entirely new with every record, but also building on what he’s already...

Tuesday, 09 January 2007
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