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Remember Whensday- Robert Smith

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This week we wish a happy 56th birthday to Robert Smith. In his decades-long rock career, Smith has collaborated with tons of artists, like Siouxsie and the Banshees, Blink-182, Billy Corgan, Korn, Crystal Castles, and many others, but he is most widely known as the frontman for the Cure. In addition to being a guitarist […]

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Boycut, The Kickback, and Elsinore at Cowboy Monkey

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Sometimes this town seems to run on one mind. It’s like there’s a subconscious unanimity that makes every girl wear sun dresses, every guy wear tank tops, and the entire campus hang out on the quad all on the same day. Perhaps it was this same subconscious mind that packed more people into Cowboy Monkey […]

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Lord Huron- Strange Trails (Review)

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For anyone who listened to Lord Huron’s first album, Lonesome Dreams, it should already be clear that the group is somewhat consumed with the ideas and themes surrounding death, immortality and ghosts. For such a fairly young group, these ideas are only increased in their sophomore album, Strange Trails. For a band I sincerely hope […]

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Monday Mixer

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1 – Donnie Trumpet & The Social Experiment – “Sunday Candy” This is the best thing to hit the internet in many moons. In the spirit of always including Chance on my Monday Mixers, “Sunday Candy” was a natural fit. Watch. Smile. Be happy. 2 – Run The Jewels – “Close Your Eyes (And Count […]

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Sufjan Stevens- Carrie & Lowell (Review)

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How well do we know Sufjan Stevens—or perhaps rather, what comes to mind when we hear his name? We could maintain that he’s that indie artist behind those fluttering compositions that involve grandiose orchestras, like a modern revision of baroque but with literal bells and whistles attached. We could credit him with the vocals and […]

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Discs From the Desk

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Written by Brenda Herrera Doldrums- The Air Conditioned Nightmare Airick Woodhead’s solo project, the Doldrums, first originated in 2010, following later on with a widely successful debut album, Lesser Evil. Doldrums’ latest release, The Air Conditioned Nightmare, first caught my attention with the illustration on its cover of a haunting image of a shadow, with […]

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