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"Foxy Boxer," about midway through this carnival wreck of a happy collage-rock album, is the single and key track. Sweet mod girl vocals promising sultry controlled violence, Stereolab burblings as the UK band swings through a space cadet anthem of Pizzicato Five on Everclear martinis proportions, this album is quintessentially Happy Happy Birthday To Me […]

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Free Music Friday: Casper & the Cookies exclusive!

Once in a while, a band comes along that transcends your typical ideas of indie rock or indie pop. One that shines ingenuity without seeming pretentious; that seemlessly blends styles, eras, and genres. Today, that band is Athens, GA's Casper & the Cookies. You may remember them as the loveably fun band opening for the Apples […]

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Doubly Unbeatable

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I love this band. A small dual-ponytailed post-feminist rageaholic ranter frontwoman (Becky Brooks) and her penis-obsessed drummer male band partner (Nate Mitchell), coming off like twisted moral libertarians creating zines in their trailer on the edge of a Southern state industrial lot, meth fumes leaking in from the bikers next door, various poseurs buried in […]

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Unclever

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The United Kingdom’s Keith John Adams has three first names and his music is appropriately just as familiar and accessible. The aptly titled Unclever is, in fact, too comfortable, familiar, and accessible an experience. It certainly provides the soundtrack for some rump-shaking party fun, but that’s about the extent of it. Unclever is full of […]

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Sing along with the new Keith John Adams' song, "Three Imaginary Girls"

As reported a couple months ago, songsmith Keith John Adams took on the massive task of writing a batch of songs personalized to the first 40 people who ordered his new album Unclever (releasing on February 12, 2008 on Happy Happy Birthday To Me Records – imaginary review coming soon). More than that, Keith John Adams […]

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Countdown to the TWO fabulous TIG shows this Friday and Saturday! FISHBOY rules the school!

I can't believe my luck that one of my favorite bands from this year's Athens Popfest, and the band that has released one of my favorite albums of the year is coming to the Pacific Northwest and I get to see them twice! Fishboy is coming to town. Fishboy is coming to town! In case […]

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