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Interpol – El Pintor (Review)

The beginning of last week, Interpol released their fifth studio album El Pintor. Interpol built their name in the early 2000s with their debut album Turn on the Bright Lights which was released to high critical praise. With the success of their subsequent albums, Interpol became increasingly recognized in the indie music scene. They were […]

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Karen O. – Crush Songs (Review)

Front-woman for the Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Karen O., has gone solo with her debut album Crush Songs. It’s a pillow-talk kind of album, one which explores a lingering angst that managed its way into adulthood. Think Juno soundtrack, but lacking the certainty of a happy ending. Each song hardly making it to three minutes, Crush […]

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Monday Mixer

Jimi Hendrix – “Manic Depression” One of the biggest reasons I enjoy having two rock-loving parents is that searching through records at their house always yields surprises and forgotten gems. This summer, I was floored when I came across an original vinyl pressing of Jimi Hendrix’s Are You Experienced? Here’s the second track from his […]

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U2 – Songs of Inocence (Review)

The new U2 album… something I’ve been anticipating since I saw them for the second time on the 360 Tour at Chicago’s Soldier Field in 2011. Since the conclusion of that tour, there have been repeated rumors of a new U2 album in the works. When they announced Tuesday that the new record is being […]

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Ok Go (Interview)

This week, WPGU’s Alleya Weibel got to sit down with Tim Nordwind, co-founder and bassist in OK Go, ahead of their show this Saturday, September 13th at The Canopy Club. Alleya: What’s it like starting a band in Chicago? Tim: Chicago was a great place to start, for us. There were some very healthy indie […]

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Ryan Adams – Ryan Adams (Review)

I have a hard time keeping up with Ryan Adams’s musical output because it seems like he puts something out every year. However, this summer he released the single “Gimme Something Good” which really got my attention. I hoped the rest of the album would have the same attitude. Musically, Adams’s voice and ambient chorus-driven […]

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