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Raised Eyebrows F

June 23, 2017

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Raised Eyebrows: 2017 So Far (Randy)

2017 is looking pretty, pretty, pretty good thus far for records. Ambient music is having a true renaissance, some artists are making pure statements and others are successfully treading new ground. So let’s take a look at the some of the best releases thus far in 2017, shall we? 1. Hayden Pedigo – Greetings From [...]

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filthy

June 22, 2017

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Filthy Friends

Sleater Kinney’s Corin Tucker, R.E.M.‘s Peter Buck and Bill Rieflin, Minus 5′ Scott McCaughey, and Fastbacks’ Kurt Bloch are Filthy Friends, and they’ve just announced their debut album, Invitation (due 8/25).  As you may recall, I shared a couple of their tracks back in April.  Below is the LP’s first official single.  It’s a rocker [...]

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ShowOTWF

June 21, 2017

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Show Of The Week

This week there’s a show that I’ve been excited about for a bit now, and it’s Magna Carda’s Good Friday (Part 5) at the Mohawk.  Presented by 101X Homegrown Live (that’s my radio show!), it also features Bobby Sessions, Zeale + NGHT HCKLRS (as Blastfamous USA), Kydd Jones and DJ Charlie.  It’s going to be [...]

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June 21, 2017

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Movie Breakdown: Transformers: The Last Knight

Pre-Screening Stance: There’s not a single part of me that believes Transformers: The Last Knight is going to be worth my time.  With that being said, I really feel like Michael Bay and Co. have to eventually get one of these right.  They just have to! Post-Screening Ramble: I try to avoid labeling things as [...]

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washedo

June 20, 2017

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Washed Out

It’s Tuesday, so let’s do some dancing!  To help set the mood I’ve got the latest from Washed Out, who have a new visual album, Mister Mellow, coming on June 30.  The song is a house-ish effort meant to explore “Millennial malaise.”  You can think about what that means while moving those hips.  Enjoy. —

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Homegrown F

June 19, 2017

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101X Homegrown Podcast

Check out the latest 101X Homegrown.  Enjoy. (NEW) Big Bill – Stand Still A Giant Dog – Sleep When Dead (NEW) The Sour Notes – Ride It Out (NEW) A. Sinclair – Just Remind Me (NEW) Jerk – Socotra Magna Carda – Angela Bassett (NEW) Blastfamous (Zeale + Nght Hcklrs) – Not Your City (NEW) [...]

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June 19, 2017

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Dizzee Rascal

Back when I was in college I really loved Dizzee Rascal’s Fix Up, Look Sharp.  It’s a totally ridiculous song, and I put it on a lot of mixes because it would always got a fun reaction from people.  Throughout the years since then I haven’t listened to Mr. Rascal all that much, but I [...]

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rough-night

June 16, 2017

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Movie Breakdown: Rough Night

Pre-Screening Stance: There hasn’t been a single Rough Night trailer that’s made me blow air out of my nose, but I also haven’t seen anything that’s made me roll my eyes and sigh.  I guess this means I’m feeling like there’s a chance it’ll be good.  If it isn’t, something something about getting to look [...]

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cw

June 15, 2017

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Chelsea Wolfe

This morning I spent some time with the new song from The Killers and its awfulness drove me to wanting something heavy and raw.  Enter Chelsea Wolfe!  She just announced her sixth album, Hiss Spun (due 9/22), and put out a glorious rocker of a single called 16 Psyche.  I’ve already listened to it four [...]

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CARS 3

June 15, 2017

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Movie Breakdown: Cars 3

Pre-Screening Stance: I mostly like the first Cars movie, which is essentially just a re-imagining of Doc Hollywood.  Cars 2 is truly terrible.  Cars 3 seems like it may get the franchise back on … track.  I’m down, if only to further support Pixar. Post-Screening Ramble: For a moment there I thought that Cars 3 [...]

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ShowOTWF

June 14, 2017

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Show Of The Week

There are a lot of things happening this week – Solstice Festival, a slew of local album releases parties (Quin Galavis, Night Drive, Matthew Logan Vasquez) and something called Fasten Fest (with Beach Fossils!).  When I scan all the listings though, one show in particular sticks out, and it’s Eternal Summers with local faves Tres [...]

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June 13, 2017

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LIV

Just in case you forgot, LIV features Lykke Li, Miike Snow’s Andrew Wyatt and Pontus Winnberg, Peter Bjorn & John’s Björn Yttling and producer Jeff Bhasker.  They put out a couple of singles last year, and now they’ve released a third.  I’m guessing this means an official debut album is going to get announced at [...]

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alvvays

June 12, 2017

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Alvvays

I spent most of my Sunday bundled up and wondering if I had the flu, so today when I got up and surprisingly felt fine, I made it my goal to find something pleasant to kick off this week with.  Nailed it!  The new Alvvays single is very easy on the ears (and rather Camera [...]

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HMFT - Feature

June 9, 2017

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Happy Metal Fun Time (Chuck)

I am taking a big road trip with my family this month; we’ve never actually done this before. We travel, but usually fly, have our earbuds in and go, but we will be in the car for more than 35 hours over the next few weeks and it popped into my head that I can’t [...]

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sheermag

June 8, 2017

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Sheer Mag

I went way hard on my birthday yesterday and should totally be sleeping right now, but I wanted to roll out the latest Sheer Mag single (here’s the previous one).  The band refers to the song as Al Green-inspired, and I’m really into it.  By the way, if you’re in Austin then get excited because [...]

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