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Is the comedy album dead?

Nope! The comedy album is not dead. It probably should be, as almost every comedian has a podcast or YouTube channel now, or is appearing on three podcasts and talk shows and in festival line-ups this very week. But an album — the format of audio-based long-playing something or other, usually music, but then allowing […]

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Heavy rotation: best of a yummy Summer

It's late summer and I have been listening to many refreshing albums, as the world heats up more than ever. And now, it's time for the Fall releases to come in, a smattering of which are below among a multi-artist round-up of what has been soundtracking my daily toil, night terrors, and lovely bits of […]

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I Know What Love Isn't

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I never really *got* Swedish singer-songwriter Jens Lekman till now, I don't think. Which is kind of bizarre, considering I've bought several of his many EPs and previous albums, and have seen him live. Also, there's the way that he's compared to the league of rogue cosmopolitan pop composers that I richly enjoy, such as […]

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Good One

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Can you believe Tig Notaro has been doing stand up for 14 years? I can believe it. I can totally wrap my head around that (as she says about getting news about a friend's five year old child starting kidnargten and being asked, "Can you believe that?" because yes, she can). Even though her super-casual, […]

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Tonight's recommended show: Damien Jurado at Columbia City Theater

Our friends over at Sound on the Sound are presenting their first show of 2011, and it’s sure a doozy: none other than one of our imaginary favorites, Damien Jurado, will be headlining on a bill that includes Widower and Tony Kevin Jr. tonight at Columbia City Theater. In case you haven’t seen all the […]

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Saint Bartlett

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 “I wish I that I could float up from the ground / I will never know what that’s like,” are the first lines on Damien Jurado’s latest record, Saint Bartlett, but it takes repeated listening to hear what he’s saying. Not because his voice is muffled, as he and production collaborator Richard Swift have created […]

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Damien Jurado "Saint Bartlett Band" tour kicks off at Triple Door 5/29

Secretly American record label Secretly Canadian has announced the long list of upcoming tour dates for Damien Jurado’s next Big Adventure; the keen-eyed troubadour has assembled a batch of cheap wine-swilling hobos playing spoons and rattling tin cans to join him hopping trains and playing midnight bonfires all over this post-Bush Depression-stricken land. So save […]

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New Throw Me the Statue video: "Hi-Fi Goon"

TIG favorites and indie rock band Throw Me the Statue just released a new video to their single “Hi-Fi Goon”, from their recently-released album Creaturesque. The timing of its release, I’m sure, is meant to whet the appetites of people who can’t wait for their show on Tuesday at the Vera Project with The Brunettes. Enjoy: [video:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8ks17lYqXBM]

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