90s House Revisited

“I’m going to become the ambassador of world peace,” Chaz Bundick says with a laugh. Better known as Toro y Moi, the (almost) 27-year-old musician is at a turning point in his life where he’s beginning to see his music can be used more like a platform. “We were listening to a couple of jazz […]

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Blues Meets World

By Kyle Eustice   You will never see Taj Mahal without a hat on. The 71-year-old legendary guitarist is adamant about performing with a slick Fedora (or some variation of one) at all times. Paired with his love of dark sunglasses, it has become his signature style. More importantly, his unique brand of music has […]

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Wild Ones

The musicians that make up the experimental group Man Man play a wide array of musical instruments including, but not limited to, the clavinet, saxophone, trumpet, iMoog Little Phatty, French Horn, bass clarinet, drum set, euphonium, Fender Jazz Bass, Danelectro baritone guitar, xylophone, marimba, melodica and various percussive instruments including pots and pans, toy noisemakers, […]

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The Wild Ones

               The musicians that make up the experimental group Man Man play a wide array of musical instruments including, but not limited to, the clavinet, saxophone, trumpet, iMoog Little Phatty, French Horn, bass clarinet, drum set, euphonium, Fender jazz bass, Danelectro baritone guitar, xylophone, marimba, melodica, and various percussive instruments including pots and pans, […]

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The Truth About Emphatic

It’s time to set the record straight. Emphatic, the local band turned national success story, has been through enough trials and tribulations in its short tenure as a band than most bands go through in a lifetime. Formed in 2004, Emphatic exploded on to the local hard rock scene with guitarist Justin McCain and vocalist […]

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Mad Man

Andrew W.K. calls from a hotel room in Las Vegas where’s he’s nearing the end of his opening gig with Black Sabbath. His calls are always blocked. I know this because we have been trying to do an interview for the last 2 weeks, but he would always call late, and inevitably I’d be riding […]

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Mad Man

Mad Man The Multi-Faceted Andrew W.K. By Kyle Eustice   Andrew W.K. calls from a hotel room in Las Vegas where’s he’s nearing the end of his opening gig with Black Sabbath. His calls are always blocked. I know this because we have been trying to do an interview for the last 2 weeks, but […]

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The Flaming Lips’ Chameleonic Career

Formed as a traditional rock band in 1983, The Flaming Lips has since evolved into a gargantuan entity bursting with neo-psychedelic space rock, confetti and man-sized plastic bubbles. Hailing from Norman, Oklahoma, their larger-than-life front man Wayne Coyne, multi-instrumentalist/vocalist Steven Drozd, drummer Kliph Scurlock, bassist/keyboardist Michael Ivins, and guitarist Derek Brown have redefined the term […]

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Hawaiian Magic

Compared to the likes of Jimi Hendrix and Miles Davis, 36-year-old ukulele virtuoso Jake Shimabukuro has traveled far and wide from his hometown of Honolulu showcasing his unique ability to play the less than popular instrument. In fact, he considers the ukulele “the underdog of all instruments.” “It’s such a simple instrument to play,” he […]

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