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Yo La Tengo Prevail As Masters of ‘Loud-Quiet-Loud’ at Dallas’ Granada Theater (SHOW REVIEW)

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If The Pixies are generally considered to be the masters of the “loud-quiet-loud” format within the scope of a single song, then Yo La Tengo can likely be considered the same in terms of their ...

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Sunflower Bean Reveal Potential on Debut LP ‘Human Ceremony’ (ALBUM REVIEW)

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Sunflower Bean has had a quick ascent from a DIY New York buzz band, to reaching some of the highest echelons of music acknowledgement, garnering mentions in some prestigious publications without having released a record.  ...

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‘Pride and Prejudice and Zombies’ Offers A Fun Take On Austen (MOVIE REVIEW)

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Zombies go Victorian in this not-as-bad-as-it-looks send up of the Jane Austen classic.

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Trixie Whitely Becomes One To Watch on ‘Porta Bohemica’ (ALBUM REVIEW)

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Lik last album, Fourth Corner, 2016′s Porta Bohemica reflects the strength and confidence of a performer that possesses an extended resume. Indeed, on initial encounter, several striking forebears come to mind – Annie Lennox, Betty Levert, ...

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Dr. Dog Trip Out With ‘The Psychedelic Swamp’ (ALBUM REVIEW)

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Dr. Dog have never been an easy band to put a ready handle on. Their aggressive posture and penchant for psychedelia finds them akin to a spontaneous jam band in some regards, and has given ...

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‘Hail, Caesar!’ A Delightful Coen Brothers Romp (MOVIE REVIEW)

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All at once a hilarious send up and loving homage to Hollywood's Golden Age, Hail, Caesar! is classic Coen Brothers.

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Field Music Return to Pulsing Form on ‘Commontime’ (ALBUM REVIEW)

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Sunderland, England’s Field Music have been nominated for a Mercury Prize (for their 2012 release Plumb) and satisfied music aficionados with four albums from 2005 – 2012, each more impressive than the previous. Yet, you’d ...

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Benji Hughes Expands His Musical Vision on ‘Songs in the Key of Animals’ (ALBUM REVIEW)

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A Benji Hughes album is like a seed in transit. If it winds up in the right environment, it will eventually bloom. But it could just as easily land on concrete. In the case of ...

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The London Souls’ Minimalist Approach Yields Big Results at BSP Kingston (SHOW REVIEW)

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Less can certainly be more, and that is definitely the case with two-piece rock band, The London Souls, at BSP Kingston in Kingston, NY on 1/30/16 whose minimalist approach yields big results. Tash Neal, guitar/vocals, and Chris ...

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Buddy Miller & Friends Brighten Cayamo Sessions at Sea (ALBUM REVIEW)

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For those who have never experienced the joys of the seagoing music festival that is called Cayamo, suffice it to say it ought not be missed. Boasting a veritable who’s who of Americana icons — ...

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