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In the Hip Pocket

Richard Jankovich breathes new life into select songs.

By Brian Staker
POSTED // Jun 24,2009 - When your musical output consists of remixing and producing other people's songs, your agenda is a little different than that of most. But then, Richard Jankovich--aka "Pocket"--is the remixer's remixer.

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Sunn O))): Monoliths and Dimensions

By Curtis Jensen
POSTED // Jun 17,2009 - In his lecture "The Future of Music: Credo," John Cage stated, "Centers of experimental music must be established. In these centers, the new materials, oscillators, turntables, generators, means for amplifying small sounds ..."

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Iggy Pop: Préliminaires

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By Reyan Ali
POSTED // Jun 3,2009 - Iggy and I have never been close. I've been following punk rock for eight years, but aside from some random discoveries (like his revved-up and unfiltered live take on "Louie Louie ...

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Oh! Wild Birds & Palace of Buddies

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By Brian Staker
POSTED // May 20,2009 - Just looking at the song titles by Palace of Buddies you can tell there's irony afoot: "I Was Vegan," "Casio Burger Meltdown," "Black Magik" and "She Sings Silly Songs."

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The Disciplines & M. Ward

By Brian Staker
POSTED // May 13,2009 - Ken Stringfellow had an "inner garage rocker" to let out--who knew? As high priest of pop in the mostly grungy '90s with his power-pop group Posies' MTV and alternative-radio hit "Dream All Day..."

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Sweater Friends, Eric Openshaw Band

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By Brian Staker
POSTED // May 6,2009 - What is a Sweater Friend? Jake Workman and Allyson Lundburg's selfdescribed "songs like conversations" sometimes try to cram in as many syllables as possible into a measure of music in their fervor ...

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Shelter Red & Kaskade

By Brian Staker
POSTED // Apr 29,2009 - In recent years, the word "terror" has been rather shunned as an adjective. Of course, we know that heavy metal bands took the biggest hit on the post-9/11 lexicon front...

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The Veils & Circus Devils

By Brian Staker
POSTED // Apr 22,2009 - Former Guided By Voices frontman Robert Pollard's Circus Devils project with collaborators Tim and Todd Tobias has given birth to some pretty eccentric, proggy musical products...

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Bob Mould & Superchunk

By Brian Staker
POSTED // Apr 8,2009 - "Essential" is a word bandied about far too much, but it applies to Bob Mould's '80s alternative rock band Husker Du, one of the first bands to combine pop melodies with punk guitar sounds...

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Boston Spaceships & Trail of Dead

By Brian Staker
POSTED // Apr 1,2009 - Boston Spaceships, The Planets Are Blasted (Guided by Voices, Inc.) As with many strains of British pop music, the efforts of Ohioan Robert Pollard, former Guided By Voices front man, though brillian
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