SPOON 'THEY WANT MY SOUL'
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SPOON 'THEY WANT MY SOUL'

The doldrums of summer are upon us, with their usual dearth of quality new releases. Thankfully help is on the way, the band Spoon, hailing from Austin, Texas, comes to the rescue by releasing their...

POSSE - SOFT OPENING
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POSSE - SOFT OPENING

Here is installment two in my continuing series reviewing young indie bands from Seattle, WA, I ask your patience with my latest obsession. 'Posse' has released their second disc of exceptional tunes called “Soft Opening”. ...

Bob Mould Beauty & Rain
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BOB MOULD - BEAUTY & RUIN

I missed seeing Husker Du, Bob Mould’s original band, by a whisker in 1988; the band was on a college tour for their excellent disc “Candy Apple Grey”.  The suicide of manager David Savoy and...

The Black Keys
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THE BLACK KEYS - TURN BLUE

Following up a recording as phenomenally successful as their sixth disc El Camino, could not have been an easy task for Dan Auerbach and Patrick Carney, the duo that makes up The Black Keys. The...

KISHI BASHI - LIGHGHT
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KISHI BASHI - LIGHGHT

For those of you unfamiliar with the multi-instrumentalist super composer Kaoru Ishibashi, this is his 2nd album, released on Joyful Noise Records. Hailing from Seattle WA USA, a classically trained violinist who has toured with...

ALBUM REVIEW: Citizen - Youth
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ALBUM REVIEW: Citizen - Youth

Based in Toledo, OH, Citizen, who has already amassed a good following in the US's Alt-rock and underground punk scene, are ready to take on the world with their post/alt-rock Debut album “Youth”. I think...

DAMON ALBARN - EVERYDAY ROBOTS
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DAMON ALBARN - EVERYDAY ROBOTS

Damon Albarn, front man for Blur, Gorillaz, and numerous other permutations and groups, has released his first solo recording. Albarn has always come across as the friend you know who is never busy, yet does...

The Pixies Indie Cindy
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THE PIXIES - INDIE CINDY

First a disclaimer, I am a total Pixies fan. I admit to being old enough to remember the original releases of all the Pixies discs and confess to buying all of them and playing them until...

Kasabian 48:13
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KASABIAN 48:13

Music fans were divided when Kasabian were announced to close the legendary Glastonbury festival at Worthy Farm on the Sunday night. When Metallica were announced to headline the penultimate show on the Saturday night, the...