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Gail Shea Smacks Morrissey With a Seal Hunt Bat

what about the jobs?

She said that Morrissey’s words “reveal a total ignorance of the Canadian seal hunt.” The statement continued: Anyone who takes a careful look at the seal hunt will see that it is humane, sustainable, and well-regulated

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Drinking Flowers, Babies On Acid At The Echoplex, Monday April 21st 2014

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Immediately, the tone of the evening was given, a very psychedelic ambiance with a lot of fuzziness, yes, dark and dense layers of fuzz wrapped around reverb and drone, filled up the place

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fun. “Point and Light” Reviewed

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“Benson Hedges” is gorgeous. It’s way better than the one on the album and I could barely contain myself when I heard it. I instantly fangirled and wanted to dance around. It’s so well done and stunning and the harmonies are a hundred times better like this.

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Corners, Mystic Braves At The Echoplex, Monday April 21st 2014

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The Mystic Braves’ music is not even close to punk, but whatever, people were showing their appreciation while having fun! The quintet effectively plays this awesome 60s-drenched surf-guitar music which sound like a trip to the south of the border revisited by the Doors

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Rodney Crowell’s “Tarpaper Sky” Reviewed

What a country album should be

. While it doesn’t fit together as a theme or even as a presentiment of country, it does as a collection of strong songs from the same pen; a vision of a sound that will always have an audience.

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The Lily Allen Interview… But Not With US

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This would make a fun on going column, right? Helen Bach wrote one about Chrissie Hynde yesterday Some big time rock star gives a big interview but not to rock nyc? The list is almost endless

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Arcade Fire Show The True Face Of EDM

Paft Dunk

What Arcade Fire did was prove it beyond a reasonable doubt. They showed how, indeed, Daft Punk could be and are and would be and might be anybody. It is the opposite of anybody can be a star, the new punk ethos appears to be nobody at all can be a star.

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US Top 10 Singles, May 3rd, 2014

A Good Thing

That run from DJ Snake to the end is the best I’ve seen in months and months and months, all of it is good and Timberlake’s “Not A Bad Thing” is one of his greatest moments ever. As pure and as perfect a pop song as you will ever hear plus? It isn’t connected at the hips with a dog as it is on the album

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US Top 10 Albums May 3rd, 2014

Pure Pop

I am enough of a pop fan to give big props to DeRulo and Pharrell, two of the best albums of the years may only have girls on the mind but who doesn’t only have girls on the mind and if all you want is to give props to the playas, do it this well and you’ll get no kick from me.

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10 songs, Thursday, April 24th, 2014

Bro.Stephens

Almost Was Good Enough – Bro.Stephens And Jim James – This is one of the best songs of the year, a melodic piece of deep depression dressed up like a dirge with an astounding guitar reslessling its way through it till it feed backs out and enters the solo – A

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Arcade Fire Take Over Los Angeles (And My Life) On Monday

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You could win tickets by listening to Alt 98.7 all day. Great! Another opportunity for unemployed people who can listen to the radio all day long and spend the whole day hooked on the busy tone of their smart phone. This is nothing new, a lot of ‘secret show’ giveaways work this way

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Suicidal Tendencies’ “Slam City” Video Reviewed

yikes

Dated and old using ‘slam’ as its hook shows these guys are too old for new music. They’re out of touch. First off who the hell says ‘slam’ anymore anyway?

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Different Songs With The Same Name, Part II

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As attentive readers know, the theme of this piece is great songs by different artists that share the same title. In the first article on this subject, we learned to “Walk Like a Man” with The Four Season and Bruce Springsteen (but forgot Grand Funk), we observed “Love Is All Around” from the Troggs and Joan Jett, and we were infatuated with “Starry Eyes” by The Records and Roky Erickson.

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Record Store Day, The New Opportunity To Make Money

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If you go on eBay, you will find tons of items already on sale! The Cake 12” vinyl box set for $499.99 (original price $124.99), R.E.M. Unplugged RSD vinyl box set $499.99 (original price $89.98), Crosley Peanuts Cruiser turntable $299.99 (original price $119), LCD Soundsystem ‘The Long Goodbye’ 5LP Box set $235.24 (original price $129.98),

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