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Austin City Limits 2011: three days of sun, sweat, and total bliss! {pt. II}

{This is part two of our photo-coverage from the 2011 Austin City Limits festival — check out part one here!} The second half of this year's trip to Zilker Park was even better than the first, as ACL's chock-ful-o' bands and radness vibe kept on strong. Strains of Wanda Jackson and Cee Lo filtered through […]

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Live At KEXP Volume Four

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For a perfect sampler of the contemporary non-mainstream rock radio aesthetic, and rare versions of what's out there to boot, this is an essential holiday purchase (and only available for purchase through 12/31/2008). This fourth volume of the Live At KEXP series is possibly my favorite in the series, because not only is it filled […]

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Anytown Graffiti

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Anytown Graffiti could be the indie rock offspring of the Arcade Fire and fellow New Yorkers Stellastarr*, with vocalist Billy McCarthy channeling both the frantic energy of Win Butler and the doom and gloom of Shawn Christensen. The fast-paced drums and chiming guitar of “Waiting On The Stairs” make it a superb album opener, leaving […]

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