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TEAM BIRTHDAY: Block Party Day 2 Recap

Show Date: July 23, 2016

Day 2 was brought to you in part by coconut water. Seriously. Wow. After we dragged our butts back up the hill and ate a combined fuckton of dumplings/pad thai we were ready take on Block Party Day 1: The Sequel. Today I also happily discovered that the underbutt is the hottest accessory you can […]

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Smoke Ring For My Halo

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{Kurt Vile is going to be playing the Capitol Hill Block Party on Friday, July 22, starting at 5pm on the Main Stage.} Kurt Vile has an occasionally insouciant vocal presence, yet a luscious guitar tone. “Baby’s Arms,” the new single, is as much a raspberry blown at the world as a lustful kiss splattered […]

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Demolished Thoughts

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If one were to freely associate a few words with Thurston Moore, phrases like “technical,” “experimental,” or “Sweet Lord, did I just listen to 10 minutes of feedback?” might come to mind. Moore has always seemed to have a certain aloofness in his approach to his music, the results often being something beautiful, at times […]

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Learning

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Learning is the first album by abused and otherwise, only briefly formerly-juvenile delinquent, Mike Hadreas. It never rises much above a whisper, with Hadreas’ gentle, sugary voice floating on about murders happening in the neighborhood, sex with older men in their vans in exchange for weed to smoke, and hiding mouthwash from your mother so […]

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The Brutalist Bricks

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“If there’s one place where you’re scared, it’s a bunker.” So said urbanist, art critic, and political theorist Paul Virilio in an interview in a book of conversations called Crepuscular Dawn, before he and author Sylvere Lotringer described the architecture of the Brutalists, in which construction is associated with “pulling out the insides, the guts […]

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Together

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(Three Imaginary Girls is excited to present a very special GET TOGETHER to have a sneak listen to the brand new NOT YET RELEASED album from the New Pornographers on Friday, April 23 at Neptune Coffee (at 8415 Greenwood Ave N.) from 6p-7:30p. The evening is free.) The New Pornographers is some velvet gang of […]

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Matador Records co-leader compiled compilation of Austin music

I can’t stop listening to Casual Victim Pile. It’s a compilation put together by Matador co-head Gerard Cosloy and features some of his favorite Austin, Texas bands of the last few years. Incidentally, and cutely, the anagramic album name was contrived from Austin’s nickname “live music capital”. Cosloy put this comp together out of love, […]

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The Cave Singers at Neumos on Saturday

The majority of the discussion initially focused on how Derek Fudesco, Pete Quirk, and Marty Lund all played in loud rock bands prior to The Cave Singer’s formation, but the continual touring shows they consider this far more than a side project. Their debut in the fall of 2007, Invitation Songs, was notable for being […]

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The Eternal

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“Smash the moral hypocrisy” is one of the lines in “Anti-Orgasm,” one of the many standout tracks on Sonic Youth’s brand new landmark album, The Eternal. The epigram is not only standard fare, but is also a sign that the group still has the characteristic unsettled angst that it is known for. After countless classic […]

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