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Foxygen Get 40 Piece Orchestral On Ambitious & Divine ‘Hang’ LP (ALBUM REVIEW)

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Hang opens like Mick Jagger covered in glitter telling you to just be yourself. Foxygen’s fourth official record picks up where they left off. The last song on their previous album …And Star Power, is ...

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Cracker and Camper Van Beethoven Keep It Stripped Down & Revved Up in Charlotte (SHOW REVIEW)

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David Lowery may be several decades removed from the agony of teen angst, but when he takes the stage with Cracker and Camper Van Beethoven, the emotion that fueled early fan favorites like “Get Off ...

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Band of Heathens Unites In Purpose With ‘Duende’ (ALBUM REVIEW)

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As one might expect of a collective of sorts, Band of Heathens worked their way into the spotlight fairly quickly. It wasn’t that they had any grand designs, or even any thoughts about becoming a ...

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Run The Jewels Up The Ante With ‘Run The Jewels 3′ (ALBUM REVIEW

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In 2014 the duo of Killer Mike and El-P put out RTJ2, the second album of their Run the Jewels partnership and quickly jumped to success and national critical acclaim. Now on their third release ...

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Infamous Stringdusters Tap Tradition & Modern Flair On ‘Laws of Gravity’ (ALBUM REVIEW)

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Coming on the heels of a pair of musical detours – Undercover, a set of songs that found them re-imaging some of their favorite cover tunes, and last year’s Ladies & Gentlemen, an album that ...

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The Flaming Lips Space Out Big Time On ‘Oczy Mlody’ (ALBUM REVIEW)

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For the last few years the Oklahoma based freak rock outfit The Flaming Lips have been dabbling with pop music history. From their reinterpretation of Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band to their recent Miley ...

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Red Hot Chili Peppers & Trombone Shorty Give New Orleans Voodoo’d Up Funk Rock (SHOW REVIEW/PHOTOS)

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If there is one stop on the Red Hot Chili Peppers new tour you needed to go to it was this past Tuesday night in New Orleans at the Smoothie King Center. Why? Because when ...

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The XX Build Pop Triumph With ‘I See You’ (ALBUM REVIEW)

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From the opening measures of I See You, it is clear that London trio The XX have broken their mold. “Dangerous” is a big, layered pop song with a dancehall beat and a “Thriller”-esque bouncing ...

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I’m Not Mad, ‘Live By Night’, I’m Disappointed (FILM REVIEW)

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Ben Affleck can't find his footing in the uneventful adaptation of Dennis Lehane's novel.

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The Wood Brothers Waste No Notes On ‘Live at The Barn’ (ALBUM REVIEW)

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It’s hardly a coincidence that this is the third live album The Wood Brothers have released since vocalist/multi-instrumentalist Jano Rix united with siblings Chris and Oliver. In the interim since issuing Sky High and Nail ...

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