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Jam of the Day | Finn Riggins – Benchwarmers

Photo courtesy of Finn Riggins This week, I’m very pleased to make the acquaintance of the self-proclaimed “quirky” Idaho indie-pop trio, Finn Riggins, and their new ditty, “Benchwarmers.” I didn’t expect to learn that Idaho, Boise in particular, boasts a burgeoning indie music scene. But, hey, now I know. And knowing is half the battle. … Read more

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Jam of the Day | Sleeper Agent – Get It Daddy

Sleeper Agent is a band that is better left described in bullet-list format. No need to go to all deep on this one folks – which is more of a compliment than a dig, since they wear their musical-hearts on their sleeve. Listen to our Jam of the Day, “Get It Daddy,” and you will … Read more

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Video | Sharon Van Etten Performs “Love More” at Bonnaroo

Don’t get me wrong, Thursday at Bonnaroo was a good time. Best Coast, Wavves, Freelance Whales, Hayes Carll, and Sleigh Bells all rocked their respective tents. But, I was really looking forward to Friday morning, when Sharon Van Etten was scheduled to perform at the Which Stage, which is the second largest platform at Bonnaroo. … Read more

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Jam of the Day | EMA – Milkman

Music, for most, is something that is categorized internally. And while you may keep your record collection in alphabetical order, the virtual playlist in your head tells you exactly where songs, bands, even albums fall — and when exactly you should play them. There are the inevitable falling asleep albums, like Sigur Ros’ ( ). … Read more

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10 to Spin | Née

Meet Kristin Dennis. AKA Née. Yeah, we had to consult a dictionary, too. née adj nā 1 : used to identify a woman by her maiden family name 2 : originally or formerly called As she recently told I Went To a Show, Dennis picked the name to represent her music because the creative process essentially allowed … Read more

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The Best Albums of 2010 | Part Three

Artwork credit: Alyssa Shapkoff Want more? Check out the entire list of albums here. (And don’t forget about best songs here). Delorean | Subiza (True Panther Sounds) [buy] The Spanish electro-synth quartet Delorean has come a long way from its early punk rock roots. 2009 brought about this punk-to-dance transformation with the Aryton Senna EP. … Read more

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The Best Songs of 2010 | 25 – 1

Artwork credit: Alyssa Shapkoff Click here to see the entire list, from 100 – 1. 25 Sufjan Stevens – From the Mouth of Gabriel The most classic Sufjan song of the 2010 onslaught of Sufjan songs, “From the Mouth of Gabriel” is haunting and just plain beautiful. Flutes and clarinets, plucking guitars and lyrics that … Read more

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Full Report: Pitchfork Music Fest (Day Three)

Photo credit: Katie Guymon I trekked to Chicago last weekend to attend the Pitchfork Music Fest for the first time ever. Knowing that I’m simply not as quick and nimble as I once was, coupled with the fact that my “bounce back capabilities” aren’t completely intact, I only bought tickets for Sunday’s line-up (what I … Read more

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Jam of the Day | Sleigh Bells – Ring Ring

Art rock. Noise pop. Whatever you wanna call it, Alexis Krauss and Derek Miller, the Brooklyn duo that makes up Sleigh Bells know how to get loud. “Punishingly loud,” as Pitchfork once put it. Knowing that Sleigh Bells is currently the band of the hour, I put in some good time getting acquainted with the … Read more