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TY SEGALL FIRST GLISTEN!

posted January 23rd, 2017

Hmmm....to Ty or not to Ty? As we ship the new record to shops worldwide this week, is that still really the question? You've heard the polar sonics of "Orange Color Queen" and "Break a Guitar" - but before you, the fan, are ready to commit, you gotta know - what lies in between? No matter which direction Ty Segall takes us in, transparency is the name of the game, so brace yourself! Thanks to NPR, here's your chance to test drive the... (read more)

Artists in this story: Ty Segall

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WOMAN AND MAN SEE THE SKELETON OF THE WORLD AND THEY BUILD

posted January 20th, 2017

Friends! Isn't it the greatest when two different creative fields come together to celebrate each other in the same environment? Such is the case when thee Magik Markers and Six Organs of Admittance both head to France for a couple of unique and tantalizing gigs next week - the type that requires advance RSVP, no less! And so we're here to hip you to them. First off, Six O and Markers play a special event curated by an architect at a construction zone in the... (read more)

Artists in this story: Six Organs of Admittance, Magik Markers

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BREAK A GUITAR WITH TY

posted January 19th, 2017

Ty Segall's swiftly oncoming (Jan 27th, baby!) self-titled album is his ninth solo release since 2008, a span of records that have embodied an arcing swath of up-and-upper rock and roll music for the people. What people? They know who they are. They're finding out all the time. They like candy-striped and scorched-earth sounds alike, and Ty keeps throwing down both and more in spades! "Break a Guitar" is the second drop from his new album, a 180-degree spin from the acoustic pastoral of... (read more)

Artists in this story: Ty Segall

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BUNDLE UP, PAPA!

posted January 16th, 2017

If you're feeling funny, you are not alone! The recent reintroduction of Papa M to our bloodstream has left us dizzy. While the world decides how to feel about the almost entirely instrumental scathe-and-dreamscapes (plus one searing exception) of November's new release Highway Songs, we've delved back into the catalog to recall the second Papa M album, "Whatever, Mortal" which finds David Pajo transitioning from the post-rock/world-blues abstraction of the Papa M debut to a folk-doomier trip, with a lot more vocals guiding we... (read more)

Artists in this story: Papa M

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IT TAKES A NATION OF MILLIONS TO HOLD BACK THIS RIVER

posted January 13th, 2017

What's this country coming to?!? Nobody should liven in fear in our land of the free, and noone should be discriminated against, no matter what they believe. Fortunately, in 2017, a true champion will arrive to lead ALL of us - honky tonkers, truckers, and piss pig freaks alike! Finally, a president that understands the true, tormented soul of men - and has more respect for the women than anyone else! On January 20th , it won't be simply a presidential inauguration - it'll be... (read more)

Artists in this story: The Yellow River Boys

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DRAG CITY LIMITS PRESENTS: CORY HANSON

posted January 11th, 2017

2017 might be the end of the world as we know it, but as long as we keep getting fine performances out of our legendary steamroom, hey - we feel fine! All things being ultimately equal, we can die with Cory Hanson's encapsulations of the dilemma of hope and it's yang of despair ringing quietly and classically in our ears. His debut solo album, The Unborn Capitalist From Limbo, shines brightly from a deeply political perspective, one that is just as personal as... (read more)

Artists in this story: Wand, Cory Hanson

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THE LAETITIA SADIER SOURCE ENSEMBLE FIND THEMSELVES

posted January 10th, 2017

Another New Year, and new shapes are forming - if only we are fortunate enough to notice them! As we spin through this world, we are witness to all manner of combinations unfolding before us - familiar arcs and breaking waves alike, upon all of which it is our choice, our chance and our challenge, to possibly ride. Find Me Finding You, the new album from the new organization called the Laetitia Sadier Source Ensemble, manages to strike new chords while touching familiar... (read more)

Artists in this story: Laetitia Sadier

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POOL OF ROCK, LE BON GIRL

posted January 9th, 2017

"Bins on fire, what's the occasion?", Cate Le Bon breathlessly intones upon the ether.  Well, what occasion do you need? Any day is a great one for a resounding stomp to rebound us back from a deeply lousy calendar year. One of the few good things that happened in 2*** was the release of Cate's Crab Day back in April - and now,  some nine months later, the four-song EP "Rock Pool"is a succinct and terse second coming, with Cate's gold songs... (read more)

Artists in this story: Cate Le Bon, Tim Presley

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DEATH'S CEASE FIRE/TAKE IT BACK SOUTHERN TOUR

posted January 5th, 2017

Detroit, Michigan's DEATH is living proof that raw talent, ambition and honesty WILL prevail in an ever changing music industry - stick n' poke that to your arm! DEATH was conceived by band leader and guitarist David Hackney (1952-2000) in 1973. Although no one at the time would disagree that the unique Rock-N-Roll sound of DEATH was revolutionary, revolutionary enough in fact to be included in the new African American History Museum at Smithsonian in Washington DC. But you already know this! Since the rediscovery... (read more)

Artists in this story: Death

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BILL CALLAHAN KICKS OFF 2017 IN NORTHERN CALIFORNIA

posted January 3rd, 2017

It's a brand new year, rife with uncertainty and trepidation as we inch closer and closer to a precarious political, social, and environmental climate! We don't know how you feel (actually, we do), but to us, that means it's time to turn to Bill Callahan for that wise, confident and reliable voice - c'mon, how about a little darkness n' dry wit to match up with your general uncertainty? Oh, there's some love in there, too. We think. The people's choice might not be in... (read more)

Artists in this story: Bill Callahan