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What is anarchy if not felt in the purest form? Directed by Ragnar Bragason,...

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  • As a sampler that offers up a taste of what you can expect from Artisan Loyalist’s upcoming LP, Lonely Ghost, set to release February 2015,  the band is dropping The Ace, a four-track EP that does its job in whipping up curiosity for the full-length record. Rob Batke, the man behind Artisan Loyalist, is a multi-instrumentalist and producer […]

  • The world stops for CMJ’s music festival. With all eyes poised on who the next up and coming band will be, it’s easy to get lost in the tantalizing game of, “this is going to be the band that breaks out” and, “this band I just saw at Santo’s Party House is going to be […]

  • European talents Femme and Elliphant took the stage at the Hoxton last Friday and proved that originality and talent is hard to find, but easy to maintain when you have such an amazing fan base. The venue was packed with die hard fans from the minute the doors opened, and each artist was appreciated in […]

  • Don’t let any amount of indie fronting fool you: if writing hit singles was easy, every band would do it. Which is one of the reasons Priory’s Weekend EP is kind of a gut punch: each of its four tracks is radio-ready. The title track has already been released and what a single it is, […]

  • The night was unassuming. The suburb, proudly blue collar. Hops and diesel fuel and fryer grease and distant bonfires hung in the air.  Inside was a crowd that read of a mini-reunion. I drank porters with ease, congregated with old friends, and smiled with a stupidity reflective of the music’s familiarity and simple brilliance. In […]

  • Having just recently dropped the Televisor EP shortly after Dunes Gardens & Villa are half way through their North American tour.   Both the album and the EP were reflective of the band’s experiences and collective vision embossed by the production gifts of Tim Goldsworthy (Cut Copy, DFA Records, Hercules & Love Affair) and Richard […]

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  • “Man is least himself when he talks in his own person. Give him a mask, and he will tell you the truth.” — Oscar Wilde There’s a definite guilty pleasure in meeting Slow Magic without the techno-tribal mask. It makes an...

  • Last week I got a chance to chat with King Tuff’s Kyle Thomas over the phone about his new record, Black Moon Spell. Thomas had some pretty insightful things to share including his views on the supernatural, Bobby Harlow, fuelling creativity and many...

  • Labor Day weekend in Chicago has meant one thing for the last five years – the North Coast Music Festival. The 3-day event is a celebration of all genres of music with a heavy emphasis on EDM. One of...

  • Andy Carthy, better known as Mr Scruff, is one of those artists you hear once and always keep at an arm’s reach. His tracks are catchy, jazzy, glitchy, melodic, and almost always accompanied by some solid dancing potato action. ...

  • Jarrah McCleary, lead singer/keyboardist/songwriter for Panama, hails from Sydney, Australia and aside from recording Panama’s two albums in L.A. and San Francisco, this tour is the first time he’s spent any considerable duration in the U.S. and sensibly his...

  • As the 2014 Vans Warped tour continues its trek across North America, one aspect of the festival is noticeably different. Normally light on urban acts, this year’s event features a stage devoted solely to Hip-Hop called the “Yo! Bring...

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