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The Mountain Goats vs. The Wrestling Album!


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Professional wrestling isn’t the first thing that springs to mind when thinking of songwriter John Darnielle (even though “the Mountain Goats” is a totally viable tag-team name). But wit   More
 
Wednesday, May 27, 2015 MATTHEW SINGER

Introducing: Moorea Masa


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Sounds like: The point where hopeful whimsy meets potential heartbreak. For fans of: Phox, Emily King, Feist, Jill Scott. At 22, Moorea Masa’s music career has already taken quite a few tu   More
 
Wednesday, May 27, 2015 KAITIE TODD

Ana Sia: Friday, May 29

Nom nom nom, untz untz untz.


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Is there any dish as cosmopolitan as curry? Spices and ingredients from hundreds of miles away, refined, blended and condensed on your plate. It’s no surprise that L.A. DJ Ana Sia turns to coo   More
 
Wednesday, May 27, 2015 MITCH LILLIE

Omega Supreme Records: Saturday, May 30

Gotta have that funk? This is the label to get it from.


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Before he started his own record label, James Vance had already tried his hand at just about everything you would expect of someone who grew up submerged in hip-hop culture: graffiti, breakdan   More
 
Wednesday, May 27, 2015 MATTHEW SINGER

The Heart In Darkness

Before she could love again, Corrina Repp had to suffer. She’s used to it, though.


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When Corrina Repp finishes a project, she is truly finished with it. Nine years ago, after completing her last solo record, she and her boyfriend, 31Knots’ Joe Haege, formed the noir-pop group   More
 
Wednesday, May 20, 2015 MATTHEW SINGER

Introducing: Cat Hoch


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Sounds like: The sirens of Homer’s The Odyssey if it were adapted to film by Alejandro Jodorowsky. For fans of: The Brian Jonestown Massacre, the Black Angels, St. Vincent, Celebration. Cat Ho   More
 
Wednesday, May 20, 2015 CRIS LANKENAU

Show Preview: Speedy Ortiz, Alex G, Broken Water


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[BRIGHTEN THE CORNERS] Speedy Ortiz’s music is knotty and intricate, sure, but you don’t need a Ph.D. in musicology to untangle its many pleasures. On both a physical and lyrical level, the    More
 
Wednesday, May 20, 2015 MICHAEL MANNHEIMER

Show Preview: Torres, Aero Flynn at Doug Fir Lounge


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[STORIES FROM THE CITY] Mackenzie Scott doesn’t take things lightly. The singer-songwriter, who records under the name Torres, has written one of the most intense, unflinching albums of the year   More
 
Wednesday, May 13, 2015 MICHAEL MANNHEIMER

Drank Music Special: Sluricane Hurricane (E-40)


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There is an alternate universe in which Master P is the first to develop Sluricane. Pairing a tasty, bottled version of New Orleans’ greatest alcoholic concoction with his considerable busines   More
 
Wednesday, May 13, 2015 MARTIN CIZMAR

Johanna Warren: Saturday, May 16

Finding new life under the pale moon.


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Spirituality is as subjective as music taste. It can be accessed and expressed in countless ways. For songwriter Johanna Warren, orchestrator of brainy, atmospheric folk, it’s about submitting   More
 
Wednesday, May 13, 2015 MARK STOCK
 

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