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August 29, 2014

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Movie Breakdown: As Above, So Below

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: You know, even though this is [...]

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August 29, 2014

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Hip Hop Hooray (Leah)

Hey everybody! There’s a rad new festival coming to Austin and if you don’t know yet, now ya know: Weird City Hip Hop Festival is where it’s at for the best in independent artists and it’s happening downtown from September 26-28 and tickets are on sale now.  Full disclosure, I am one of the fest [...]

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Stream This - Feature

August 29, 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 come out, so don’t wait too long to check them out. ALBUM OF THE [...]

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August 28, 2014

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Movie Breakdown: The November Man

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: “You know what we used to [...]

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August 28, 2014

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We Were Promised Jetpacks

We Were Promised Jetpacks will soon put out a new album, and as of today it’s one that I’m really looking forward to.  I thought the first single, Safety In Numbers, was solid and worth sharing because it signified a shift to a less raw, more calculated sound for the band, but I haven’t found [...]

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August 28, 2014

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Throwback Thursday: Mates Of State

Many years ago my good friend Kendra and I were set to make a trip to Houston so that we could interview Mates of State and then see them play.  We were pumped.  So much so in fact that we completely disregarded the fact that Hurricane Rita was set to blow through Texas the same [...]

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August 27, 2014

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Rich Girls (Noah)

As a relatively long-term resident of San Francisco, one who crash-landed in “The City By The Bay” amidst the blooming of a now vacant garage rock scene, it’s been a hard year. San Francisco’s music is changing, the fuzz is gone, a sweeter, cleaner, folkier sound is cresting, and call me an old bitter hipster, [...]

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TSNF

August 27, 2014

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The Sour Notes (Jennifer)

The Sour Notes are a longtime favorite here at SOTO due to them being one of the hardest working and most engaging bands in Austin. When they’re not crafting their own material or touring, they’re booking shows and collaborating with other bands and venues to keep the local music scene alive and kicking. Throughout the [...]

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August 26, 2014

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The Rural Alberta Advantage

Today for your listening pleasure I have the latest single off of the new Rural Alberta Advantage album, Mended With Gold.  It’s somewhat of a slow burner and it (of course) features the three things that have long made me appreciate RAA – spectacular drumming, heartfelt lyrics and great vocal work.  By the way, you [...]

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August 25, 2014

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Quickdraw: Run The Jewels, King Tuff, White Sands, S, The Twilight Sad

Music!  Enjoy. :Run The Jewels – Blockbuster Night Part 1:  For those of you in dire need of a pick-me-up today, this Run The Jewels track and its aggressively inspiring approach should more than do the trick.  Look for RTJ2 on October 28 via Mass Appeal Records.  See them at Fun Fun Fun Fest in [...]

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August 23, 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

August 22, 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 come out, so don’t wait too long to check them out. ALBUM OF THE [...]

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August 22, 2014

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Sad Bastard Music: Angsty August (John Gross)

Sure, it’s fun to listen to November Rain in its entirety before getting out of bed in the morning, but sometimes it’s nice to spice it up a little and add some variety to your stockade of Sad Bastard Music.  I’m here for you. :Modern Lovers – Girlfren:  Do kids these days know about the [...]

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August 22, 2014

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Movie Breakdown: Sin City: A Dame To Kill For

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: After a nearly decade-long break, Robert [...]

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August 21, 2014

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Movie Breakdown: The Trip To Italy (Noah)

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: If you enjoyed the pleasure of [...]

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