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Monday, Jul 22, 2013
by PopMatters Staff
On Tuesday, July 30, SOB’s Summer Splash Series is bringing you Allen Stone, the small town, Washington raised soul singer whose eclectic persona and undeniable talent are earning him a cult following across America.

Allen Stone with Special Guest Elle King
@SOB’s Summer Splash Series Infinite Yacht
Doors at 7:00 PM | $28
Tickets available at Ticketweb


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Monday, Jul 22, 2013
by PopMatters Staff
Enter to win this massive new Smashing Pumpkins set releasing next week.

These new limited edition box sets of The Aeroplane Flies High feature the original 33 track version—remastered by Bob Ludwig—and expanded to 104 tracks (90 audio and 14 audio-visual) encompassing unreleased demos, alternative versions and live recordings. In addition to expanded versions of Aeroplane’s original 5 discs, a 6th disc contains live recordings from the 1996 Mellon Collie tour, while the DVD content is taken from a 4 July 1997, performance in Belfort, France.


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Wednesday, Jul 10, 2013
by PopMatters Staff
Enter to win a copy of the Beatles' 'Help!', newly released on Blu-ray for the first time. Fun for music fans of all stripes.

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Monday, Jun 24, 2013
by PopMatters Staff
Enter to win a 2LP, limited edition, white vinyl edition of Akron/Family's 'Sub Verses'.

The best parts of Akron/Family‘s Sub Verses exist nicely in this space between comfort and the unknown, between growing and looking back on what you’ve done. “Whole World is Watching” is a sweaty, bluesed-out shuffle. It’s playful, the sound of friends dancing their way through the late hours of a house party, but the metallic echo the vocals are soaked in hint at some distant want, some need to break free they once had but are now, perhaps, setting aside in favor of community. “Until the Morning” is the clearest example of the notion of shelter here, a much more intimate exchange between two people dealing with past hurt, one at the door of the friend, the other inviting that visitor in. There’s a familiarity—“just throw your coat down anywhere”—but the greatest trick the song pulls off is how its early quiet feels awkward, even reticent, until the song blooms into mutual comfort, recognition of a long-built bond.—Matthew Fiander


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Monday, Jun 17, 2013
by PopMatters Staff
Today we awarded Neil Gaiman's new book 'The Ocean at the End of the Lane' a 9 of 10 rating and now we're giving you the chance to win a copy.

The best-written book of Neil Gaiman’s career is focused, lyrical, and profoundly perceptive in its exploration of childhood and memory, and it’s also quite frightening—like one of Truman Capote’s holiday stories by way of Stephen King.


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