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by PopMatters Staff

6 Apr 2010


Enter for a chance to win an all-expense paid trip to Coachella by taking the AXE Morning Alertness Test at coachella.mog.com.  Win 2 festival tickets and a chance to attend the AXE Shower sponsored Anthem Lagoon pool party VIP style.

Some big names will be playing this year’s event, including Jay-Z, Gorillaz, Pavement, Muse, Phoenix, Thom Yorke, and LCD Soundsystem.

Enter the contest.

by PopMatters Staff

6 Apr 2010


She & Him (Zooey Deschanel and M. Ward) have been making the late night TV promo rounds for their latest LP Volume Two, which Joshua O’Neill says “plays like the second half of a somewhat bloated double album”. The late night bookers sure love them though.

by PopMatters Staff

6 Apr 2010


Michael Kabran raved about blue-eyed soulman Mayer Hawthorne’s debut last year saying “A Strange Arrangement, with its smoky retro aesthetic, is best viewed as a whole rather than a collection of individual songs. Listening to each track, you have the distinct feeling that you’ve heard it somewhere else, possibly long ago. None of these songs stands out, and each track’s purpose seems to be to contribute to the overall creation of a work that totally evokes ‘60s-era R&B.” In this short interview with ShockHound, the singer waxes on about his crate-digging ways and his big love for Motown.

by Jennifer Cooke

5 Apr 2010


I love living in the age of the internet. It blows my mind that a band that regularly sells out stadiums around the world can post a little comment on its website about playing a secret show at a music festival in Texas, and that based on that, people buy plane tickets, probably online, to fly there. Then a handful of these folks get to watch Muse play at Stubb’s. MUSE. At STUBB’S. It’s like playing in a shoebox for a band of that stature. And then, somebody makes a tastefully-shot black-and-white mini-film about the whole affair. And finally, what occurred on March 19th is now available for your viewing pleasure (or teeth-gnashing envy, whichever the case may be) on April 5th. Amazing.

by Jennifer Cooke

5 Apr 2010


I don’t know about you, but I could stand to increase the amount of Portuguese music in my diet. Lisbon kente cloth enthusiasts Blasfemea sing in English and named all the songs on their new album Galaxia Tropicalia after girls. It’s clear they are not content to settle for the confines of the Iberian shores. Here’s the video for the first single, “Maria”.

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The Moving Pixels Podcast Looks at the Scenic Vistas and Human Drama of 'Firewatch'

// Moving Pixels

"This week we consider the beautiful world that Campo Santo has built for us to explore and the way that the game explores human relationships through its protagonist's own explorations within that world.

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