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12/1/15: Ghost Culture, M.I.A., Kane Brown, Night Beats

@@@ Ghost Culture: Ghost Culture (Phantasy Sound, 2015).  Some abstract electronica I got via an indie music blog I follow.  Some layers of intensely sculpted sound, looped over minimalist skitter beats.   499 more words


Becoming Torontonian!


We arrived in Toronto 8 weeks ago on the remainder of our Working Holiday Visa. We came to Canada for a week in April this year to activate the Visa before it expired, so as of now, I have a year and 4 months left on mine, and Simon has 4 months left on his! 582 more words


11/12/15: Old Dominion, Talib Kweli, Jamie Woon

@@@ Old Dominion: Meat and Candy (RCA, 2015)  Off the Beats highlights page.  I’m not sure what sort of culinary agenda these guys are advocating — putting candy on meat, or eating candy after eating meat.   510 more words


Tyler Farr Talks About Friendship With Jason Aldean

The biggest country concert of the year in Houston, Ten Man Jam, is right around the corner and two of our guests will no longer be touring together. 65 more words


11/6/15: Chris Jansen, BOSQ, Counterparts

@@@ Chris Jansen: Buy Me a Boat (Warner, 2015).  Some pro-capitalism new country I found on the Beats highlights page.  Money can’t buy you love but it can’t buy this homie a boat.   476 more words


10/23/15: Seaway, Carrie Underwood, Borns

@@@  Seaway: Color Blind (Pure Noise, 2015)  Some emo aimed at the alienated white hearts out in the suburbs.  Not full, gushy emo but it’s there as well as a couple of ice cream scoops of Cali Orange County rich kid punk.   404 more words


10/14/15: Toby Keith, Slum Sociable, John McLaughlin, Charles Ellsworth

@@@ Toby Keith: 35MPH Town (Show Dog Distribution, 2015).  Off this week’s All Music weekly email.  The first tune Drunk Americans is an anthem to the American melting pot saying it don’t matter if you wear a turban at the bar, CEOs or GEDs.   572 more words