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Photos + Words | Spoon at The Pageant in St. Louis

You got no fear of the underdog That’s why you will not survive Perhaps you still don’t bet on Spoon.  And maybe the odds have been stacked against the band from Austin. Before the second encore of the evening, guitarist/keyboardist Eric Harvey noted that the first time he visited The Pageant, he was contained in … Read more

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Full Report | 2014 Hopscotch Music Festival Day Two

All Photos by Aggie Donkar Unless Noted Lonnie Walker I’ve seen Lonnie walker 6,654 times now.  More than anyone has seen any band in the entire world. Hell, I’ve seen Lonnie Walker more times than the number of shows Lonnie Walker has played. Chew on that for a second. So while Lonnie Walker’s set in City Plaza … Read more

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Hopscotch Music Festival 2014 | The Speakers-Endorsed Track

Aww shit y’all, it’s Hopscotch week once again here in North Carolina, and we’re diving head first into preparations. We’ve broken in a new set of SIC-branded Vans, practiced staying up later than 10:30 pm and even nailed down the fastest routes between all venues. Bring. It. ON! We’ve also been combing over the lineup this … Read more

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Festival Preview | Meg Myers’ Top 5 Acts To See At Lollapalooza

Photo by Catie Laffoon Lollapalooza kicks off Friday at Chicago’s Grant Park, and we’ll be attending the three-day festival featuring Eminem, Kings of Leon, OutKast, Arctic Monkeys, and more. And actually, the “more” is what we’re excited about as it includes artists like Meg Myers, who will be performing on Saturday at 2:50 PM on … Read more

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The Best Albums of 2010 | Part One

Artwork credit: Alyssa Shapkoff Over the next four days, we’ll be bringing you our favorite albums of 2010, in no particular order. These are the records that turned round and round throughout our year, and they’ll continue spinning long into 2011. Robyn | Body Talk, Part One (Cherrytree/Interscope) [buy] Robyn, Swedish songstress and dance-pop goddess, … Read more

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10 to Spin | Cowboy Junkies

Cowboy Junkies’ music has been a big part of my life now for almost 10 years. While some of my friends shrug them off as being a band who play simply some sad songs, I hear a lot more. Sure, there’s darkness. But there is a lot of light, too. The truth is, the words … Read more

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10 to Spin | These United States

Photo Credit: Sarah Law Last month, we released our early “Best Of” lists for you to enjoy. Of course, lists like these are always changing. Case in point: We hadn’t heard What Lasts, the fantastic new album from These United States. It’s a dark album, written in the shadow of lead singer Jesse Elliot’s near … Read more

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Jam of the Day | Strange Boys – This Girl Taught Me a Dance

If I close my eyes while listening to The Strange Boys, I see them in black and white. There is absolutely none of the high-def, 3-D, THX certified sensory overload entertainment we’re becoming accustomed to. They’re on a no-frills stage – in front of an audience of screaming teenagers. Think Mic Jagger in 1964 or … Read more

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It’s a Big Music Video Friday!

St. Vincent, the woman of my dreams, released a new video for “Laughing with a Mouth Full of Blood” yesterday. Guest appearances by Fred Armisen (as a very pretty woman) and Carrie Brownstein make this even better. Texan rockers, The Strange Boys, showcase the debut video for “Be Brave.”  L-u-v this song. Finally, we have … Read more

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The Strange Boys Do Rock ‘N’ Roll Right

Yesterday, we posted that Spoon had announced a string of North American tour dates. All around the Interwebs, fans buzzed about the more-bang-for-your-buck addition of Deerhunter to the lineup. Well, get ready for an even better bargain: the Austin six-piece, The Strange Boys, will start the show off real nice like with their signature “timeless … Read more

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Spoon Stream ‘Transference,’ Announce Tour

Photo credit: Autumn de Wilde If you remotely fancy yourself an indie rock fan, then you know that a new Spoon release makes for a triumphant day.  Lead singer, Britt Daniel, has penned some of the most memorable tunes of the last decade, songs that continuously fill my iPod speakers despite their age.  For example, “I … Read more