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October 31, 2014

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Hip Hop Hooray (Leah)

The great hip-hop holiday of Halloween is upon us! I call it a hip-hop holiday because it has produced some of the most inexplicable novelty tracks of all time, maybe not a greater quantity than Christmas, but certainly far more unnecessary.  Below, I bring you a playlist of Halloween hip-hop sure to bring your spooktacular [...]

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Stream This - Feature

October 31, 2014

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Stream This

From the depths of the SOTO inbox, I present to you your weekly serving of the latest and greatest album streams and videos.  Enjoy. FULL ALBUM STREAMS Please note that the majority of the streams expire as soon as the albums are released, so don’t wait too long to check them out. ALBUM OF THE [...]

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DW

October 30, 2014

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The Dead Weather

My Jack White preferences are really starting to fly all over the map.  For a while there I was tired of his nonstop post-White Stripes side projects and I just wanted him to pursue something on his own.  Then did he.  And I rejoiced.  Now though his whole solo schtick has become obnoxious and I’d [...]

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Moonlight Towers

October 29, 2014

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Moonlight Towers (Jennifer)

Austin’s own Moonlight Towers have been a favorite of mine for the past decade. Next month they’re releasing their fourth full length album, Heartbeat Overdrive, on Chicken Ranch Records. This quartet delivers with honest rock songs bursting with catchy pop hooks and plenty of loud and melodic guitars. Out Of The Gray is the lead [...]

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BronchoBanner

October 29, 2014

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Broncho (Dan)

It’s Halloween weekend! Skip the 6th Street insanity and head to the free FanFest being held at downtown near Republic Square Park. It’s going on Friday to Sunday and they’ve put together a great lineup of bands. On Friday catch live acts such as Devotchka, The Flying Balalaika Bros, Whiskey Shivers, and De La Soul. [...]

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SadBastardMusicF

October 28, 2014

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Sad Bastard Music: Woeful October (John Gross)

Lost hope? Dreams ended? Spilled milk? This is Sad Bastard Music – a monthly column of the best sad songs of all time and this exists solely for your comfort. Come here buddy … bring it in. Let it all go and have a good cry. The sadder the song, the better the song – [...]

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CherryGlazerr

October 28, 2014

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Cherry Glazerr

Cherry Glazerr are a band that I’m on the verge of being obsessed with.  I came across them about month ago via the spectacular slice of indie rock that is the single Had Ten Dollaz, then I started to dig on the album that currently resides on their Bandcamp page, and now I’m all about [...]

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QuickdrawF

October 27, 2014

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Quickdraw: Holiday Mountain, Young Tongue, Featherface, Emily Wolfe, Polio Club

Austin-based music!  Enjoy. :Holiday Mountain – My Body:  If I were to rank out some local guilty pleasures, Holiday Mountain would land somewhere near the top spot.  Their live show is super vibrant and fun, and they’ve got some tracks – like this bouncy, energetic single – that are total earworms.  The band’s new album [...]

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MovieNewsF

October 25, 2014

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Weekly Movie News Rundown

Time for your weekly movie news update!  Below you’ll find a slew of sentences meant to provide a brief glimpse of what’s been going on over the past week in movieland.  If something leaves you desperate for more info, then my advice is to do a little extra research on one or all of the [...]

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Stream This - Feature

October 24, 2014

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Stream This

From the depths of the SOTO inbox, I present to you your weekly serving of the latest and greatest album streams and videos.  Enjoy. FULL ALBUM STREAMS Please note that the majority of the streams expire as soon as the albums are released, so don’t wait too long to check them out. ALBUM OF THE [...]

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QuickdrawF

October 23, 2014

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Quickdraw: Chvrches, Summer Salt, Leon Bridges, Cool Ghouls, Ariel Pink

Music!  Enjoy. :Chvrches – Get Away:  It’s perplexing to me why anyone would even attempt to improve upon the already perfect soundtrack for Drive, but BBC radio host Zane Lowe is giving it a go.  At least the project produced this new bit of dance-heavy fun from Chvrches.  Radio One Rescores: Drive will air on [...]

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Birdman

October 23, 2014

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Movie Breakdown: Birdman

People are doing traditional-style reviews all over the web, so we decided to try something different.  In each “breakdown” we’ll take a look at what a film’s marketing led us to believe, how the movie actually played, and then what we learned from it all.  Read on! The Impression: The Michael Keaton-lead Birdman is a [...]

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October 22, 2014

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Boy + Kite (Jennifer)

Austin-based indie pop/rock quartet Boy + Kite just released their latest EP, Blueprint. I became a fan of the band through 2011′s Go Fly, and 2013′s We Can Go Anywhere We Want EP and the way those efforts featured catchy indie pop hooks intertwined with sharp, dynamic guitars and the dueling yet complementary vocals from [...]

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October 21, 2014

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Sleater-Kinney

As an enormous Sleater-Kinney fan, yesterday was a dream.  After spending the day at work listening to the band’s new single on repeat and excitedly chatting about their new album and tour, I came home to find that the Start Together box set had arrived from Sub Pop.  Even if you wanted, you couldn’t possibly [...]

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QuickdrawF

October 20, 2014

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Quickdraw: Parkay Quarts, The Beverleys, Bully, Weaves, Ricked Wicky

Music!  Enjoy. :Parkay Quarts – Uncast Shadow Of A Southern Myth:  As you surely guessed, Parkay Quarts is actually Parquet Courts.  This rambly gem is off of a little something that band members Andrew Savage and Austin Brown did in their spare time.  I think it’s awesome.  Content Nausea is due out November 11 via [...]

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