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5/26/16: Owen, Bea Miller, Wired Minds, Pantha Du Prince

@@@ Owen: Lost (Polyvinyl, 2016)  The lead single off an upcoming full length that I got to via a music publicist email.  The lyrics are medium graphic with whores and drugs making appearances, but the music is super indie comfort style — strummed acoustic guitar, engaging vocals.  508 more words

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5/24/16: Angry Angles, Zo!, Youth Decay

@@@ Angry Angles: Self-titled (Goner, 2016).  A mash of the Ramones, Rocky Horror Picture Show, Devo and the Strokes after they’ve been to the gym.  Pretty boy motherfuckers.  456 more words

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5/23/16: Blake Shelton, Kondi Band, Vukovar, Alaric

@@@ Blake Shelton: If I’m Honest (Warner Bros, 2014).  Mainstream beefcake new country superstah Blake Shelton mashes country with classic rock.  In this first tune, nobody’s leaving until they’re outta cold beer.  517 more words

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5/22/16: 6Lack, Woods, Vastum

@@@ 6Lack: Pblms ( , 2016).  Off this week’s Apple Music best of the week playlist.  I’m hearing a lot of trippy, downtempo hip hop and this would be a prime example.  325 more words

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Best of 2016 Pick 9

Al Scorch: Circle Round the Signs (Bloodshot, 2016).

An Americana roots record with very good lyrics, great energy, a really good singer and a variety of tunes.  38 more words

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5/18/16: Twin Peaks, Boosie Badazz, Dylan LeBlanc, Djustin,

@@@ Twin Peaks: Down to Heaven (Grand Jury, 2016).  Another egregious example of the label garage punk from All Music notable release email.  This is the sort of quirky mainstream rock that used to be more widespread at the major label level but is now to be found sprinkled among various indie imprints.  502 more words

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5/18/16: The Lickshots, Beyonce, Japanese Breakfast

@@@ The Lickshots: The Lickshots (Rockers Int’l, 2016)  Some old school dub off this week’s WRIR playlist email.  I can’t find any info on this outfit on the DuckDuckGo or the Google but this first tune is super sticky and dub-a-licious!  480 more words

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