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Remember Whensday – The Moonwalk

In honor of this week’s posthumous release of Michael Jackson’s Exscape, I think it would be worthwhile to remember that, coincidentally, this week also marks the thirty-first anniversary of the television airing of the Motown 25: Yesterday, Today, Forever NBC special. Though the special was filmed in March of 1983, it did not air until […]

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Kishi Bashi – Lighght (Review)

In his second full-length solo album, Kishi Bashi (Kaoru Ishibashi) largely continues the work he started in his 2012 debut, 151a. Though Lighght does not really contain catchy and directed stand-alone songs like his debut’s “Bright Whites,” the album is packed with his characteristic cleverness, innovation, and uplifting vibes. Lighght, like Kishi Bashi’s past efforts, […]

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Woods – With Light and With Love (Review)

With Light and With Love is the eighth album that Woods has released since the band’s formation in 2005. The album, like their 2012 release Bend Beyond and those before, demonstrates the band’s remarkable ability to churn out lots of music over a relatively short amount of time. There are plenty of indie bands that […]

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Monday Mixer

St. Vincent- “Huey Newton” I went to the Riviera Theater this Saturday to see St. Vincent play, and got to witness Annie Clark showcase her command of the stage and creativity on guitar. I saw St. Vincent’s tours for Actor and Strange Mercy several years ago, so I’ve been lucky enough to see Clark progress […]

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St. Vincent – St. Vincent (Review)

St. Vincent, a.k.a. Annie Clark, had many expectations to live up to with her new self-titled album, which is her fourth solo full-length album. Since her first album, St. Vincent has largely been regarded as the representative for a genre of her own, virtually incomparable to other any other artist. Her music combines so many […]

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Monday Mixer

“Ha Dvash” –Fool’s Gold This mellow tune is from the 2009 Fool’s Gold debut album. The band is worth following because their music fuses many styles and influences together, creating a sound that is, amazingly, kind of singular. Though formed in L.A., their music sometimes features Hebrew lyrics instead of English lyrics, creating a style […]

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