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LIVE REVIEW: The xx w/Grizzly Bear – The Fillmore, Detroit – 6/12

I’m sure many fans (including myself) at The Fillmore on Wednesday night were a little bit apprehensive about seeing The xx for the first time. Not to doubt the work of Romy Madley Croft, Oliver Sim and Jamie xx, but the trio’s dreamy, reflective pop is often my go-to choice for quiet moments and times […]

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STREAM: New Albums from Band of Horses & Grizzly Bear

I don’t know about your musical purchasing habits, but the ability to stream an entire album prior to it’s release makes me much more likely to buy that album. I’m glad to see more and more artists taking advantage of Soundcloud, Bandcamp and NPR for such purposes. Stream two of my most anticipated albums of […]

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2009 Wrap-Up: Top Tracks of the Year #11 to #1

11. Jack Penate – Pull My Heart Away Penate’s crooning seriously sounds like his heart it being physically ripped out on this track. This pained approach is even more appropriate given the nostalgic guitar riffs and heartbeat-like drums. I don’t know what the guitar technique is thats used on this song, but it would sound […]

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Festivalist

Festivalist '09: Pitchfork Music Fest Part 2

What: Pitchfork Music Festival When: July 17-19 Where: Union Park in Chicago, IL Headliners: Built to Spill, The National, Grizzly Bear Other Highlights: Yeasayer, Blitzen Trapper, The Walkmen, Matt and Kim, M83, Yo La Tengo, Pharoahe Monch, Vivian Girls, Plants and Animals, Women, Disappears, Japandroids, The Jesus Lizard, Tortoise, The Pains of Being Pure at […]

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Festivalist

Festivalist '09: Pitchfork Starting Lineup

Last week, the internet’s #1 source for all things indie, Pitchfork, announced the early list of bands scheduled for its annual Pitchfork Music Festival.  At first glance, its probably not something I’m checking Expedia deals for, but it has a few things in its favor: A) Its cheap.  You won’t find a better 3-day fest […]