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February 2009

Postcards from the edge: I was in a cell phone commercial

The cell phone company found the biggest, blackest group of loud bling-wearing, “wife-beater and jeans” thugs in American hip-hop to rock the crowd in order


20 Questions: Hot Panda

Hot Panda, a new Canadian pop band, released their debut yesterday on Mint Records. Entitled Volcano… Bloody Volcano, it’s a dose of off-kilter, spastic pop.


Spectacle: Elvis Costello with She & Him, Jenny Lewis, and Jakob Dylan (Episode 11)

Much like the songwriters’ circle episode from a few weeks back, tonight’s episode of Spectacle: Elvis Costello With… (airing Wednesdays at 9pm EST/PST


Two Headed Goliath Could Finally Spell End of David…

Will the myth hold true as merger between giants is announced? Woke up this morning to this potentially game changing news in the concert promotion


Folk-Pop Crossover Genius: Marc Bolan’s Tyrannosaurus Rex Years

In North America, T.Rex has long overshadowed the brilliance of Bolan's acoustic incarnation of the band: Tyrannosaurus Rex.


Grammys 2009: Corporate Music Night

The Grammys: our window into the corporate music world. A sprawling three-hour-plus event featuring remote possibilities of: copyright lawsuits on stage, sentenced criminals performing, performers


They’re Not Rock and Roll Animals, They’re Rock and Roll Athletes: The Soft Pack Interview

Relaxing before the big game. This is shaping up to be a very busy year for Los Angeles based the Soft Pack (formerly the Muslims).


Bleeding Pretty Colors - Juliana Hatfield

Only Everything was Juliana Hatfield’s third album after leaving Boston’s Blake Babies and with it she seemed on the verge of stardom. “My


The Day I Broke Up with R.E.M.

R.E.M. is a vital band, but is their legacy as one of America's great bands becoming tarnished by sub standard rock.


Words About Music: Songs About Radios

A new music blog that is going to make gorillas, bears, and pitchforks take off their headphones and listen.


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