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Full Report | Moogfest 2014

Having finally recovered enough sleep to face the glow of my computer screen, I am realizing that it will require a few unconventional methods to adequately describe the magnificent techno-gathering I spent the last five days attending. First, a haiku: Wise men and ravers In the sweaty dancing pit Harmony is realized Presentations, demonstrations, panels, … Read more

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Jam of the Day | Dan Deacon – Crystal Cat

Moogfest begins next week! This exciting for many reasons, not the least of which being that Dan Deacon will be blowing minds at a venue called New Earth on Thursday night. His live shows are legendary affairs that often entail lots of weird audience participation and rave dancing, so god only knows what Deacon has … Read more

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Preview | Moogfest 2014 April 23rd – 27th

One sure-fire ways to tell Spring is on it’s way, is to drop by Speakers in Code HQ and check out the daily festival training regimen we subject ourselves to beginning March 1 each year. This highly specialized group of stretches and exercises was developed by pioneering music blogger Morty Jancobsen, who as we all well know, was … Read more

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Preview | Moogfest 2014

One sure-fire ways to tell Spring is on it’s way, is to drop by Speakers in Code HQ and check out the daily festival training regimen we subject ourselves to beginning March 1 each year. This highly specialized group of stretches and exercises was developed by pioneering music blogger Morty Jancobsen, who as we all well know, was … Read more

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Full Report | Day Two: Hopscotch Music Festival

Day Two: Friday Hacienda Still amazed at how unattended the Friday day shows are at Hopscotch, I entered a half-full Slim’s around 1:30 to catch San Antonio’s Hacienda — immediately falling in love with everything that surrounded me. The music was energetic, tight, and had just a smidge of TX skin over a full indie-rock … Read more

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Hopscotch Music Festival 2012 | The Speakers-Endorsed Track

After covering the two previous Hopscotch Music Festivals, and mapping out the blog’s schedule for attending this year’s festival, I can safely say that the biggest reoccurring theme, outside hangovers and sleep deprivation, seems to be CME, or continuing musical education for the non-acronym inclined. See, what you guys may not realize is the festival … Read more

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Jam of the Day | Dan Deacon – LOTS

Each and every track that has either been leaked or officially posted from Dan Deacon’s soon-to-be-released LP, America, is freaking Awesome with a capital A. Today’s Jam of the Day, “LOTS,” is no exception. It walks the line between an all out rock assault and one of those songs that sounds like something I would … Read more

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MP3 | Cloud Nothings – Hey Cool Kid

2010 has been very busy for Cloud Nothings. First, there was the Turning On EP, then a seven inch single on Group Tightener and then another one on Old Flame, as well as a super rare split cassette release on Bathetic Records. This fall, Carpark compiles the Turning On EP, the Group Tightener single, and … Read more