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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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LouFest Day One: 17,000 Flock to Forest Park in St. Louis

Delta Spirit backstage at LouFest | Photo by Rachel Waters “I don’t have anything to do tomorrow,” Samuel T. Herring exclaimed early on in Future Islands’ afternoon set at LouFest on Saturday. The same can’t be said for the 17,000 who attended day one of St. Louis’ premeire music festival, now in its fifth year. … Read more

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Lollapalooza Day One in Photos: Lorde, Arctic Monkeys, Phantogram, CHVRCHES, Warpaint, Lykke Li, Blood Orange, Iggy Azalea, Courtney Barnett, Lucius, Royal Blood, Temples, Gemini Club, Johnnyswim

All photos by Jason Gonulsen Day One of Lollapalooza featured terrific sets by Lorde, Arctic Monkeys, Phantogram, CHVRCHES, Lykke Li, Warpaint, Blood Orange, Courtney Barnett, Royal Blood, Temples, Lucius, and many more. Please enjoy these photos by Jason Gonulsen. TEMPLES LUCIUS COURTNEY BARNETT J RODDY WALSTON  WARPAINT JOHNNYSWIM of Verona GEMINI CLUB MEG MYERS IGGY … Read more

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Concert Photos | Arctic Monkeys at The Pageant in St. Louis

Alex Turner of Arctic Monkeys | All photos by Jason Gonulsen English rock band Arctic Monkeys thrilled a sold-out audience at The Pageant last night. They wasted no time, opening with “Do I Wanna Know?” from 2013’s AM, which had many women (and probably men, too) in the audience shrieking with pleasure. Frontman Alex Turner … Read more

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The 50 Best Albums of 2013

Ladies and Gentleman, we pulled a Bud Selig. We have a tie. You’re just gonna have to listen to both of our #1’s very carefully and break it yourself. In any case, here are The 50 Best Albums of 2013 . . . according to us (with convenient links to stream, because we love you). … Read more

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Festival Preview | Austin City Limits Weekend 2, October 11-13, 2013

Photo by Jason Gonulsen Words by Katie Moulton Overload. Today’s massive music festivals promise excess of experience—whether it’s headliners piled on top of each other, the stimulants (rock-climbing wall! fingernail art!) that have nothing to do with music, or the legions of fans they attract. In fact, Austin City Limits festival in Austin, Texas has … Read more

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Jam of the Day | Arctic Monkeys – I Wanna Be Yours

I love Arctic Monkeys. Like, really, REALLY love them. Didn’t everyone and their mum get hooked on their 2006 smash, “I Bet You Look Good On The Dancefloor?” Bloody hell, that song packed a wallop to the arse. I thought I was the shit for listening to these too-cool-for-grad school Brits. Arctic Monkeys’ sound has … Read more

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Jam of the Day | The Black Keys – Stop Stop

One could easily argue that The Black Keys have achieved full musical and cultural saturation at this point. Nationwide arena gigs with opener Arctic Monkeys, a stomping return appearance on SNL, and the omnipresent soundtracking of the 2012 NCAA Men’s Basketball tournament (“Gold on the Ceiling” has been mainlined into sports fans’ collective psyches after … Read more

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Kanrocksas Review | Rockin’ at the Speedway

All photos by Jason Gonulsen Kanrocksas. I heard Grace Potter say it. I heard Wayne Coyne of The Flaming Lips try to say it. Most, like Alex Turner of the Arctic Monkeys, simply kept saying, “Hello, Kansas!” Or, during Eminem’s set, you heard a lot of “fuck yeah, KC!!” But really, it didn’t matter. We … Read more

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Contest | Arctic Monkeys Giveaway

Look the heck out. We have a doozy of a giveaway for you all starting t-t-to-day, junior. In celebration of the new Arctic Monkeys‘ album, Suck It And See, coming out tomorrow, we are really excited to give away an exclusive Arctic Monkeys UK Record Store Day white 7″ that’s never been  available in the … Read more