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26 Jul, 2011

The 27 Club: Amy Winehouse Joins An Elite Group

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The San Francisco Chronicle has an eery look at musicians that tragically died at the age of 27. They include some of the biggest names in music and include the likes of blues legend Robert Johnson, guitarist Jimi Hendrix, The Doors frontman Jim Morrison, the raspy-voiced Janis Joplin, Nirvana singer Kurt Cobain and the newest […]

19 Apr, 2011

Bon Iver

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Ok, so as long as you haven’t secluded yourself to a nice, comfy space underneath a rock, you’ve probably heard of a band called Bon Iver (french pronunciation). It’s really just one guy, Justin Vernon, and some people that he’s picked up along the way (former guitar student, overbearing fan, you know, the usual) but he is the most genuine artist that I have heard in a long time.

His album came out in ’09, For Emma, Forever Ago, followed by a four song EP that same year. He’s got a new one coming out this summer but the gem is For Emma. This is an album that he recorded by himself in a cabin somewhere in Northern Wisconsin while he dealt with mono, pneumonia and and a broken heart. There’s only nine songs it, but each one slowly grows on you to the point that you can’t listen to anything else. I have wept to this album. […]

21 Feb, 2011

Radiohead Releases Eighth Album

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If you are a lover of music, pay attention. On February 18th, Radiohead released their eighth studio album entitled, The King of Limbs. Rather than a big CD release, the band released the album on their website in electronic format only. You can purchase it here. The CD will hit record stores on March 28th.

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5 Jan, 2011

Radiohead Saved My Life

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I’m pretty sure everyone’s first exposure to Radiohead was their overplayed radio hit, “Creep” back in ‘93. Pretty and delicate enough for the softies, it had that big distorted chug chug, chug chug right before the chorus that was loud enough for the meatheads, and most importantly it was catchy enough for the masses. Couldn’t really understand what he was saying though. I’m a wino? I’m a wide-o? Sure as hell didn’t phonetically sound like weirdo but that’s what the lyric sheet claims. Either way it had all the makings of one hit wonder status that every other song from that half of the decade had going for them; destined to be played during nothing but nineties weekends on the Fourth of July and perhaps get poked fun at on those “I Love the 90’s” shows on VH1.