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Monday, December 14 2009

Take It From an Honest Man: An Interview with A.A. Bondy

After spending nearly a decade in grunge band Verbena, A.A. Bondy reinvented himself as a working-class folk singer and feels like he is playing the most sincere music of his life.


Monday, October 5 2009

Fame, Fortune, and a Fat Queer Icon: An Interview with the Gossip

When the Gossip's musical mastermind Nathan Paine began constructing his own unique strain of dance-punk in Portland, few people knew what to make of it. Now, in 2009, no one dare snicker, as his band has produced the most unlikliest of fashion icons and droves of fans.


Reviews

Thursday, August 5 2010

Rick Ross: Teflon Don

Rick Ross brings back all the star-studded guests, producers and money-rap themes you have come to expect from him. And it's awesome.


Tuesday, July 20 2010

Ellen Allien: Dust

The techno-queen of Berlin returns with a record that showcases her penchant for pop.


Saturday, June 19 2010

DLabrie: MR. NETW3RK

Diverse Bay Area rapper drops debut LP. Mistah FAB, M-1, and Zion-I guest appear.


Tuesday, June 8 2010

Pursuit Grooves: Fox Trot Mannerisms

Pursuit Grooves (aka Vanese Smith) attempts to channel Badu-esque soul with after-hours electro. File Under: Music for Muscle Relaxants.


Thursday, May 6 2010

Cypress Hill: Rise Up

Twenty years later and middle-aged, Cypress Hill returns with a mixed bag of all the highs and lows from their career. Yes, they're still doing rap-rock.


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