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SPOTLIGHT: The Last Page
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WHO: Bracket WHAT: The Last Page WHY: Don’t you dare called Bracket old-timers. They’re old school, man. Once firmly established as a Fat Wreck band, Bracket has most definitely taken creative control over their music: self-recording and self-releasing their albums for a while now. And while they may be known for injecting AC/DC-like riffs into Beach Boys-like harmonies, they still manage to progress and challenge themselves with their latest release The Last Page, which consists of a single 70+minute song....

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Monday, 26 September 2016
SPOTLIGHT: THE OTTOMANS
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WHO: THE OTTOMANS WHAT: Their SELF-TITLED debut WHY: There are some changes brewing here at Ground Control Magazine and this includes a new partnership with Red Sound Records. If you didn’t know yet, Red Sound Records is an online label focused on distributing free music, plain and simple. The bands control the process from beginning to end, and pass on the savings onto you. Or something like that… Having gone dormant for a while, Red Sound Records is back with an...

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Monday, 12 September 2016
The Classics 025
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A deeper look at the grooves pressed into a vinyl copy of Diamond Dogs by David Bowie. While it might  not sound like the greatest endorsement of an album’s quality or of the creative foresight possessed by an artist on the surface, the adage that Diamond Dogs exemplifies first is “Just because an idea doesn’t work out in its intended manner does not mean it should be thrown away and forgotten.” The manner in which David Bowie’s eighth album lives that...

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Thursday, 08 September 2016
SPOTLIGHT: SENTIMENTAL WARD
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WHO: TOYS THAT KILL WHAT: SENTIMENTAL WARD WHY: Front man and Recess Records Grand Poobah Todd Congelliere has been churning out the hot punk riffs for decades now with his own brand of skate punk rock. After a short hiatus, the boys are back at it with their new full length Sentimental Ward. Full of that well-known and beloved Toys that Kill formula, Sentimental Ward makes for the perfect Summer soundtrack. It’s snappy, it’s snotty, it’s sophisticated…   Get it...

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Monday, 05 September 2016
Ground Control’s Back to School Guide 2016
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Hey there, dear readers! We’re back once again another Back to School guide in what has certainly become a tradition. A two-year old tradition, but a tradition nonetheless! With the school year fast approaching there are oh-so many things you’re going to need to make your life easier or just make your dorm room a cool place for you to live. Well, we’ve got you covered. In this guide you’ll see some familiar products and some brand new ones. Whatever...

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Tuesday, 02 August 2016
Fear and Loathing and Punk Rock Bowling
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I’m at the lobby of a hotel waiting in line to speak to someone at the front desk. It’s brunch time and surprisingly not that busy, but nonetheless there is a lady ahead of me taking her time. I don’t mind — I’m on vacation and so is she. I just want to know why the wifi isn’t working. The lady ahead of me is inquiring about what shows are going on in the area. She’s holding a pamphlet going...

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Tuesday, 12 July 2016
The Aging Punk Remembers David Bowie
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How do I even begin to write about David Bowie, who I have claimed as my favorite musician for forty years now? It’s not that I lack things to discuss, it’s that there are too many of them. Do I talk about my favorite albums, the shows I saw, how he connects to most of the music I listen to? Or do I try to write about his genius, all the great music he created? But which great music? Again,...

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Sunday, 17 January 2016
This Was The Year in Music – The Best of 2015
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Regardless of how one attempts to say it, words can not express how over-the-top and musically BUSY 2015 was. Every genre of music seemed to experience a year zero; metal bands (and the labels who historically released their music) bravely began reaching out for sounds which hadn’t historically been part of the genre’s repertoire, for example, and artists of other genres could be found developing new, peanut-butter-and-cucumber combinations too. That meant it was either a really exciting time to be...

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Friday, 08 January 2016
U2 – Song For Someone – 360 degree video version
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 U2 have created a unique music video experience utilizing 360 degree video technology. Harking back to memories of the band’s Rattle and Hum days when they “sang with locals,” this video brings entirely new meaning to “home video” recording and sharing. Song for Someone – 360 Version (follow this link to see the “click and drag” version on U2’s Facebook page) ‘There is a light, don’t let it go out…’ Without leaving their homes, singers around the world...

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Thursday, 07 January 2016
2015 Holiday Gift Guide Part Two
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ARTIST: 2015 Holiday Gift Guide Part Two All the most marvellous gift ideas that Ground Control’s favorite Santa’s helper Ollie Mikse could imagine. DATE: 12-11-15 WRITER: Ollie Ottoman Now Playing: ‘Everything’s Gonna Be Cool This Christmas’ by the Eels Hello there!?? It’s the holiday season and time to completely buy into the capitalist society we pretend not to live in. While Bill Adams will keep you covered with the music related-items we think will tickle your gift-giving fancy this year,...

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Friday, 11 December 2015