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The Pains of Being Pure at Heart try to bring summer early with Belong

The Pains of Being Pure at Heart have cemented a name for themselves in the Indie music scene with this album, Belong. Their self-titled release back in early 2009 was an excellent album early in this band’s career and a follow up this strong makes The Pains of Being Pure at Heart appear to be […]

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Broken Bells continue to impress while keeping their sound

When are super-groups not a good idea?  Okay, sometimes they may turn into indulgent side projects for otherwise talented musicians, but more often they bring together different creative and artistic people and produce music that these people would not have created on their own. Here we find Broken Bells, the moniker for the collaboration between […]

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WPGU Presents: Henry Rollins Review

Even though Henry Rollins–musician, activist, performer, and former front-man of Black Flag–is fifty years old (hence the show’s title, 50) he’s still living “eventfully, curiously, and furiously.” His show presented by WPGU show last Friday, was two and a half hours of spoken word. Some stories were about his time in Black Flag, others about […]

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The Kills outdo themselves with new album Blood Pressures

The garage/punk rock duo of vocalist Alison Mosshart (also the singer for The Dead Weather) and British guitarist Jamie Hince have been on the scene since the early 2000s. Although they are often compared to other groups in the genre (cough The White Stripes cough), The Kills have made three well received albums and their […]

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Low shows off vocals in C’Mon

In 1993, grunge bands ruled the mainstream music scene and reluctantly called grunge because of the crunchy guitar, raspy vocals, and negative lyrics. When Alan Sparhawk and John Nichols began jamming together, they played quiet and gentle songs as a joke, but then realized they could start something. That something was the beginning of Low, […]

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Make Me a Mixtape

Death Cab for Cutie: “You Are a Tourist” The first single of Death Cab’s forthcoming 7th (woah) album is, well…interesting. Maybe this says a lot about the whole album, or maybe this is an anomalous track, but either way it is different. There is a heavier rock feeling than most of their early work, but […]

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