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Rose’s Pawn Shop: Dancing on the Gallows

Dancing in the Gallows owes a little bit to a thousand influences from other, sturdier homes, but it never quite finds its own.

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Ultimate Fakebook Release Free Full-Length Album

Power-pop favorites Ultimate Fakebook release their first full-length album since their seven-year hiatus. Daydream Radio is Smiling Static is a collection of lost recordings from 200

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‘Jass’ Gives You the Feel for Early American History

Take a tour of Storyville where Jazz began and murder prevails, bringing in the likes of David Fulmer's hero who is as good at solving crime as he's crippled by his love of an irresistible whore.

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28 Jun 2010 // 9:59 PM

Sean Hayes: Run Wolves Run

Equal parts fragile and robust, plus tight song construction and savvy lyricism. In short, a rollicking good listen.

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23 Jun 2010 // 10:00 PM


Noise-rock foursome gets the remix treatment for a second time, featuring work by Pictureplane, Small Black, and Tobacco. Oh, and there's this one new HEALTH original, too.

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E3: 15-17 June 2010 - Los Angeles

This year's show brought few shocking surprises, with a lot of the previews focusing on the slew of impending 3D games.

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Paranoid Android: Is Music the Opiate of the iPod-Owning Masses?

Wherein our curmudgeonly record shop owner realizes that his store with its bins full of vinyl was his own personal iPod long before the iPod was ever invented.

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An Impressive Group of Artists Attempt to Explain our Essential Bond With the Beat

Even the most eloquent speakers struggle to truly describe their unending passion for music.

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‘To Have & To Hold’ Celebrates the Love of All Things Vinyl… As in Records

A little less than a year ago, PopMatters columnist Rob Horning eloquently revisited “the listening conditions of (his) 11-year-old self” in a piece that celebrated

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5 May 2010 // 10:00 PM

Murs & 9th Wonder: Fornever

Murs and 9th Wonder collaborate once again in hopes of sparking some of the same magic they've showcased in the past.

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16 Feb 2010 // 9:56 PM

This LA-based five-piece shows off its record collections while proving why you should pay attention to its brand of epic, psychedelic sludge rock.

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7 Jan 2010 // 10:00 PM

Langhorne Slim: Be Set Free

A triumphant, sprawling affair likely to please a wide variety of demographics: neo-folkies, Dylan-heads, and even pop fans.

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5 Jan 2010 // 2:25 AM

Stellastarr*: 5 December 2009 - Los Angeles

New Yorkers Stellastarr* are the Casanovas of indie rock.

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Chinatown (Centennial Collection)

Despite bringing film noir into the daylight and into color, this is among the darkest of Southern California tales.

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Cracked Media: The Sound of Malfunction by Caleb Kelly

Kelly's study provides access to some fascinating theories of, and experiments in, the "wrong" uses of technology as explored by some important sound artists of the phonographic era.

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Bell Horses: The Loves Last Time

For better or worse, Bell Horses debut of melancholy electro-pop goes down like water and acts like a sleeping pill.

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Dark Carnival Film Festival: 28 September-03 October 2009- Bloomington, IN

In its third year, the Dark Carnival Film Festival attracts filmmakers and audiences with a real love for the horror film genre.

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Nocturnes: Five Stories of Music and Nightfall by Kazuo Ishiguro

Kazuo Ishiguro’s first collection of short fiction, though more grounded in everyday experience than his recent novels, is tinged with his sense of the strange and sad, and, new for him, the humorous.

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Why? Eskimo Snow (Anticon) Releasing: 22 September Bay Area art-poppers Why? release Eskimo Snow today on Anticon. This time around, their music has a more folksy

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Stop it Sindri! I keep getting lost in your dewy eyes. Sindri Mar Sigfusson, bandleader of the whimsical pop-folk group Seabear, has just announced North

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Robert DeLong Upgraded for 'In the Cards' (Rough Trade Photos + Tour Dates)

// Notes from the Road

"Robert DeLong ups his musical game with his new album In the Cards and his live show gets a boost too.

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