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February 2014

Spirit of the Sahara: An Interview with Tinariwen

As guitarist and singer Abdallah Ag Alhousseyni explained sagely, Tinariwen's music has a global message.


The Motet + The Earful: 8 February - San Diego

What ultimately sets the Motet apart are the tightly layered arrangements.


Toy Fair 2014: Sons of Anarchy, Skylanders and More (Photos)

While Activision didn't have a new Skylanders game to show off, they did have new toys and MEZCO's line expands to include Sons of Anarchy as well as Breaking Bad.


Lukas Nelson & P.O.T.R.: 1 February 2014 - The Belly Up Tavern, Solana Beach, CA

The ability to blend classic influences into new sonic flavors is one of Nelson’s strongest attributes and was evident throughout the night.


LEGO Ghostbusters Appear at Toy Fair 2014 alongside The Simpsons (Photos)

With the release of The LEGO Movie, one can make a case that the brand understands the limitations of creating specific scenes and sets but hasn't given up on a child's imagination.


Emily Kinney: 13 February 2014 - Rockwood Music Hall, New York

Emily Kinney, Beth Greene in AMC's The Walking Dead, is also a talented singer-songwriter with two charming EPs under her belt.


Sam Roberts Band + Heaven’s Jail: 11 February 2014 - New York

At Sam Roberts Band sold out show, on the same day their new album Lo-Fantasy saw its release, people already knew the words to the new songs.


Sharon Jones and the Dap-Kings: 6 February 2014 - Beacon Theatre, New York

Having beaten cancer, Sharon Jones and the Dap-Kings returned to the stage in NYC for a performance that was as invigorating as it was electrifying.


Breakbot and Irfane: 25 January, 2013 - Club El Rodeo, Medellin, Colombia

As the moving masses in Medellin, Colombia made clear last Saturday night, Parisien DJs Breakbot and Irfane are at the top of their game.


Band of Horses: 30 January 2014 - McKittrick Hotel, New York (Photos)

The second Citi Presents Evenings with Legends show saw Band of Horses perform acoustic in the intimate McKittrick Hotel. You were basically standing next to the band as they performed.


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