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Photos | alt-J and Tycho

Alt-J | All photos by Kristen Abigail Words really are hard to describe how epically awesome alt-J and Tycho’s show was this past Monday at the historic Grand Ole Opry in Nashville.  Tycho, otherwise known as Scott Hansen or ISO50 for his photographic and design works, started the night with his band performing a beautiful … Read more

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Valentine’s Day Special | OOO

Written by: Mary Broome I was entertaining myself at home the other night with some funky-soul classics, a little Kentucky bourbon, and my eternal summer memories of LA (We were always dancing to these same tunes in bars and apartments around town). The moment inspired me to craft another sappy love poem… this one would … Read more

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Jam of the Day | alt-j – Left Hand Free

I’ll be the first to admit the first time I heard “Left Hand Free” I immediately thought it sounded like alt-j was trying to sound like The Black Keys trying to sound like The White Stripes trying to sound like Flat Duo Jets.  Needless to say, it sounded semi-uninspired, which is something I’ve learned alt-j are … Read more

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Concert Photos | GROUPLOVE at The Pageant in St. Louis

GROUPLOVE brought the heat to a sold-out Pageant crowd in St. Louis, blitzing through selections from their two albums, Never Trust a Happy Song and 2013’s Spreading Rumours. Christian Zucconi and Hannah Hooper treat their time on stage like a work out party, high knees and all. See them on tour next year. We’ll also … Read more

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The 100 Best Albums of 2012

Vinyl, CD, MP3, Spotify, etc. Take your pick, bust most of us around here prefer vinyl whenever possible, only because when we listen to a song like Brandi Carlile’s “Hard Way Home,” we can really feel it via our turntables. What’s important, though, is that you find music that suits you. And here are the … Read more

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The 100 Best Songs of 2012

Artwork credit: Alyssa Shapkoff Well, here we are again. To say we’ve listened to every release in 2012 would be a lie. We probably haven’t even listened to every genre. But, still, we feel lists are important because of discovery, and not because of what we think is best, or what you think is better. … Read more

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Jam of the Day | Alt-J (∆) – Taro

Song is not a history of voice, but of breath. – Anna Moï Throughout our lives, we stand still and we move in a constant state of transformation. Photographs, language and music accompany us, marking our evolutions. Charcoal lines on door frames. UK-based Alt-J (∆) meets metamorphosis head on; the delta symbol itself signifying change … Read more