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Shabazz Palaces: Lese Majesty

If you haven’t heard the newest Shabazz Palaces release yet, know this: Lese Majesty is as much a summer album as Charlie Kaufman’s Synecdoche, NY is a holiday film. It is a complete exploration…

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Rosebuds: Sand + Silence

Back with their eighth studio album, The Rosebuds created the record with a little help from Bon Iver’s Justin Vernon. Following a decade of the duo being together, in which…

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Slowriter Gets Psychedeli​c on the Lower East Side

Slowriter, a musical project by Bryan Taylor, doesn’t put on a typical set. Yes, there is a guitar, and drums. There is a laptop, from which Bryan syncs his beats….

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Ferrill Gibbs: Significant Trees

The main problem with solo musicians, especially singer-songwriters, is that people tend to forget them too easily. Words and notes bounce around in the collective mind until there is nothing…

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Spoon: They Want My Soul

Strangely, the narrative surrounding Spoon’s latest album is that Spoon never really has a narrative. The reality is that Spoon has never dealt in any of the trite rock band…

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Mad Decent Block Party Gets Plurnt in Brooklyn

Flocks of party-ready New Yorkers migrated to Coney Island for the 3rd annual Mad Decent Block Party, rocking their best neon, mesh jerseys, Trap font lettering and booty shorts proclaiming…

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Common: Nobody’s Smiling

The MC maestro, Common, has recently released a new album entitled Nobody’s Smiling, and let me tell you, it’s a doozy. Common has been one of my favorite rappers for…

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Adebisi Shank: This Is The Third Album Of A Band Called Adebisi Shank

Irish trio Adebisi Shank follow up their sophomore effort This Is The Second Album Of A Band Called Adebisi Shank with, you guessed it, This Is The Third Album Of…

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Grace Askew: Scaredy Cat

Memphis belle and former The Voice bombshell Grace Askew proves on her first full length recording, Scaredy Cat, that television talent show contestants aren’t necessarily disposable. As a critic it’s…

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Wiz Khalifa, Jeezy and more light up the Under The Influence Tour

At a tour called “Under the Influence,” you would expect nothing less than a constant cloud of heavy weed smoke permeating the venue. The lineup – Mack Wilds, Iamsu!, Sage…