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10 to Spin | Will Dailey

Photo by Paul Janovitz “There is no DIY, there is only Do It Together.” Will Dailey believes that, and why shouldn’t he? His upcoming album, due on 8/26, is titled National Throat, and it’s being released independently, despite interest  from the “largest record label in the world.” Doing it together means doing it with you, … Read more

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Interview | The Jon Spencer Blues Explosion – “We’ve been painted as devils for corrupting R.L. Burnside, as well as for fucking things up for Elliott Smith.”

Photo | Michael Lavine. If you haven’t heard it straight from the lips of Jon Spencer, THE BLUES IS NUMBER ONE…and that’s not just some cool-as-shit thing for him to yell at your ass while sweating and bouncing around at a Blues Explosion show. For me, “The Blues” is number one, and they’ve been that way ever … Read more

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Jam of the Day | Jessie Ware – Wildest Moments

Photo by Kate Moross Baby, in our wildest moments We could be the greatest The “greatest” is something Cat Power used to sing about. Jessie Ware — she’s going to bring it back. The 28-year-old singer-songwriter from the U.K. has written an anthem with a heavy hook; hell, according to many, her full album is … Read more

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Jam of the Day | The War On Drugs – Baby Missiles

Photo by Graham Tolbert “Baby Missiles” perfectly illustrates everything I adore about musical juxtaposition. ’80s synth pop mixed with country-rock? Yes, please. I’ll have that. The War On Drugs frontman, Adam Granduciel, has a purposefully wobbly delivery on “Baby Missiles” that reminds me a little bit of Mark Knopfler on Dire Straits’ “Walk of Life.” … Read more

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LouFest | Day Two in Photos

LouFest, it seems like we hardly knew ye. But, it was fun while it lasted. Thanks again to Louis Kwok of music VS man for providing us the picture proof that LouFest II kicked some major ass. To see all of the photos, head on over to our Facebook page. For more about LouFest 2011, … Read more

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Pajammy Jam of the Day | Cat Power – The Greatest

Once I wanted to be the greatestNo wind or waterfall could stall me Haven’t we all felt like the person in this Cat Power song? The assurance. The confidence. The belief that it was all possible. I’ve always wanted to hear this one live, so I’m hoping she decides to dust it off next weekend … Read more

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Jam of the Day | Eddie Vedder – Longing to Belong

Eddie Vedder and his magical uke are back at it once again, and this time it’s with some strings to accompany! He will release a new solo album, Ukulele Songs, on Tuesday, May 31st through Pearl Jam’s Monkeywrench Records. Just another exciting piece to help us celebrate his other project’s 20th anniversary. Ukulele Songs is … Read more

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Jam of the Day | All Saints Day – You Can’t Be Alone

For the second time in just a few weeks, I’m offering up a perfect lay by the pool-ready summertime jam. Seriously, it may just be the indie rock equivalent of DJ Jazzy Jeff & The Fresh Prince’s “Summertime” for me, with its delicate combination of The Jesus & Mary Chain’s fuzz, surf-toned guitar and laid … Read more