Tres Magnifique

Trés Magnifique Phoenix Gets Better and Better By Kyle Eustice                When the French band Phoenix played at Red Rocks in Colorado during 2009’s Monolith Festival with Mars Volta and the Yeah Yeah Yeahs, their set was nearly flawless. There was no indication that just a few hours before, all hell had broken loose. […]

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Funny Guys

Comedy is not a science. It’s an art. The word “comedy” is defined as professional entertainment consisting of jokes and satirical sketches, intended to make an audience laugh, or a movie, play or broadcast program intended to make an audience laugh. Without comedy, life would be, well, boring. Without laughter, there would be no point […]

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Widespread Panic

             I hate to admit it, but there was a time in my life when I wore hemp jewelry. I liked Phish. I went to kick it in the parking lots at numerous shows, from here to Chicago. I could tolerate a 45-minute version of “Harry Hood,” which was originally an 8-minute long track. I […]

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Cursive

It’s already been 16 months since Cursive’s last album, I Am Gemini, was released on Saddle Creek Records. While the album didn’t necessarily perform as well as it could have, the dedication frontman Tim Kasher gave to the project was admirable on its own. Since then, Kasher and the rest of the boys have been […]

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De La Soul is Not Dead

“George Clinton once told me, ‘you and Snoop need to stop smoking that damn weed, that sh*t is going to fry your mind,’” Vincent “Maseo” Mason says with a laugh. As one third of the classic hip-hop group De La Soul, Mason has made a career out of having a sense of humor. Along with […]

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The Hood Internet

             The mash-up phenomenon exploded when Girl Talk hit the scene and in 2007, two friends from Chicago decided they could do it, too. So they put up a music blog and called it The Hood Internet. Six years later, Steve Reidell (STV SLV) and Aaron Brinx (ABX) have boiled down mash-ups into an exact […]

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Martin Sexton

             Like Neil Young, Tom Petty and many other acoustic musicians before him, Martin Sexton finds solace in the simple act of strumming a guitar. Whether it’s sitting on a rock at the Grand Canyon or on stage in front of thousands of people, if Sexton has his guitar, he’s going to be alright. The […]

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Making Wavves

 By now, everyone knows that Best Coast’s Bethany Cosentino and Wavves’ Nathan Williams are an item. They appeared on the cover of Spin together and can often be found doing joint interviews. It makes sense. Both of their bands make straight up California dreamin’ beach bum music. Wavves’ last album, King of the Beach, was […]

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Cool Guy

Cool Guy Soul Asylum’s Dave Pirner Keeps it Real By Kyle Eustice              Sometimes you wonder just how long a band can hang on. Years go by without any output and then, as if they’ve realized their inevitable mortality, they come back with a vengeance, eager to jump back in the saddle. Soul Asylum is […]

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