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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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Album Review | Saint Rich – Beyond The Drone

Do you ever wonder what your favorite singers were like in high school? Two things you should know: One, I’m from St. Louis, and the question that defines a St. Louisan is “What high school did you go to?” (Not answering that); Two, I was in band from sixth through twelfth grade. Most of my … Read more

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Jam of the Day | Saint Rich – Officer

The Speakers in Code office is a bustling place.  Think — the floor of the New York Stock Exchange, combined with competing computer speakers and the occasional shouting match over which Radiohead album is better (everyone knows it’s Ok Computer…Jason…)  But one thing over the past year we all agree on, is the sheer awesomeness … Read more

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Interview | Delicate Steve: “Where it’s at is right now.”

Steve Marion is the puppet master pulling all the strings behind the curtain for Delicate Steve. The virtuosic guitarist not only played every instrument on, but also wrote, recorded and mixed his 2012 chef d’œuvre, Positive Force. Like the New Jersey bagels Steve is fond of, his music is full of nutrients for the soul — … 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 | Delicate Steve – Positive Force

Delicate Steve‘s “Positive Force” (from the album of the same name) is simply that. No matter what storm you may be facing, this indecently pleasant song will help you weather it. I love it so much, I can’t hardly find anything else to say that would do it justice. Wait, here’s something: I’ve always wanted … Read more

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Full Report | Day One: Hopscotch Music Festival

Gross Ghost : Photo by Aggie Donkar Day One: Thursday Brief Setup: Raleigh’s Hopscotch Music Festival is curated by Pitchfork contributor, and hometown artsy-newspaper editor Grayson Currin. It’s the only festival of it’s kind – featuring tons of the best local acts, wedged between a plethora of up-and-coming bands that will soon be indie-household names. The … Read more

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Jam of the Day | Delicate Steve – Two Lovers

Photo by Joe Appaluccio NY multi-instrumentalist, Steve, has been touring the world with Yeasayer and tUnE-yArDs for a minute now behind his new LP, Positive Force. His reception has been met with more than positive reviews. That alone is reason enough to check him out, no? In addition, Steve wrote, performed, recorded, and mixed Positive … Read more