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Thursday Linkage: TGCHU, The Ooks of Hazard, NPR Tiny Desk, Josh Ritter and more

She’s a slave the the city/she’s a slave to the night image via mchan18078 A) The Girls Can Hear Us are making a lot of noise this spring. Check the remix below of electro pop outfit Silver Medallion‘s “Slave”. I really have been a sucker for these bubbling and building dance tracks, but for good […]

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Florida Bound: Kate Nash, eLZhi, MGMT and more links

I’m head to South Florida for a few days, but here are a few links to keep you busy in the meantime: A) Kate Nash is back with her 2nd album, My Best Friend Is You will be released on April 19th. The first single is “Doo Wah Do” and it sounds like, well Kate […]

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2009 Wrap-Up: Top Hip-Hop 13 Tracks of 2009

I probably shouldn’t even list these as “top hip-hop tracks” because I really haven’t heard everything in the world of hip-hop this year. Drake caused every rapper to want to do a decent mixtape, or put out a song a week or whatever. There were a lot of new artists in the rap game this […]

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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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Tracklisting Analysis: KiD CuDi & Jay-Z

I could probably wait 2 or 3 weeks to review the actual albums, but I can’t stand to wait much longer. Lets take a look at the tracklistings of 2 of my most anticipated albums of the year. Jay-Z The Blueprint 3 1. What We Talkin’ About f. Luke Steele (prod. Kanye West & No. […]

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Festivalist '09: All Points West

Back for round 2 is AEG’s All Points West Music & Arts Festival.  2008 had a drool-worthy line-up that featured the likes of Ben Harper, The Roots, The New Pornographers, Girl Talk, Rodrigo y Gabriela, CSS and Chromeo to name a few.  Highlights that will be making their way to Jersey City, NJ in ’09 […]

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Festivalist '09: Bonnaroo Initial Lineup

Festival season continues to build with the announcement of the line-up for the world’s biggest hippie music retreat, Bonnaroo.  However, this year seems to be less hippie-centric than year’s past.  Sure, 2 nights of Phish are things tie-dye aficionados dream of, but the Boss and Beasties aren’t exactly the kings of psychedelics.  Then again, Bonnaroo […]