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Indie Pop

Anathallo: An Unexpected Find

The best thing about being open to new music, is that you often hear it when you least expect it. For example, I was told about Mt. Pleasant, Michigan based Anathallo when I got a haircut a month ago. The band consists of 8 members and play a variety of instruments including the underrated flugellorn. […]

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Brit Pop

Idlewild: Not OutKasts

Another great band I recently heard on Zane Lowe’s BBC Radio One show is Idlewild. Citing influences such as Blur and Nirvana, Idlewild’s sound has found homes on indie rock playlists as well as success on the British pop charts. The band hopes not be confused with the movie/album released by OutKast last summer when […]

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albums Brit Pop

Lily Allen: The '07 Takeover

Lily Allen owned 2006 in the U.K. and looks to take over the U.S. in 2007. After her record label refused to release songs she had made, she decided to post them on her MySpace profile and garnered a massive following. The buzz carried her in to features on numerous shows on BBC Radio One […]

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albums Hip-Hop

K-OS: Rapper/Crooner/?

K-OS “Atlantis: Hymns For Disco” 5/5 Narks Canadian rapper/hip hop artist K-OS finally released his 3rd album “Atlantis – Hymns For Disco” last week. The follow up to musically diverse, “Joyful Rebellion”, was already released in Canada last October, but has been repackaged with a bonus track for the States. K-OS has been drawing comparasions […]

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albums Folk

Andre Villoch: Troubador

When Laura and I went to Traverse City last December, I really didn’t plan on hearing any other music than what was on my i-pod. But after walking into a bookstore cafe, I was pleasantly surprised. There were 3 singer-songwriters giving the audience a sampling of their respective works, there was one that stood out […]

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albums Rap

My 1st Review

A review I wrote last October for The Game’s latest album. Hopefully, I’ll be able to write more this year. The Game “The Doctor’s Advocate” 4/5 Narks Since the Game’s freshman record, “The Documentary”, he’s had beef with 50 Cent, patched things up with 50 Cent, been ousted by 50 Cent from G-Unit, and finally […]

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Festivalist

Bonnaroo 2007

Just in time for Valentine’s Day, the Bonnaroo Music & Arts Festival has just released an amazing initial lineup for this summer’s event. I’ve never been, but it looks like it would be a good time. It takes place June 14-17 in Manchester, TN on some farmland where you camp and see a lot of […]