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Ty Segall Song Premiere: “Feel” (Album Version)

Posted August 14, 2014 by | 0 Comments | 1,226 views]
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In the short six or so years Ty Segall has been releasing music under his own name (not to mention the couple of years previous in the band Epsilons), he has been prolific enough to establish himself as a brand name.
And not merely a brand denoting a specific type of music, as his records all flirt around subtle but distinct garage rock varieties, from …

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Graphic Designer Chip Kidd is Our Guest DJ

Posted July 30, 2014 by | 0 Comments | 1,161 views]
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I’ve always been particularly drawn to how, of any of the art forms, music has the ability to coexist and expand upon the other arts, from the visual to the literary to the cinematic.  And for me this is one of the great pleasures of our Guest DJ series. 
Getting to understand how music affects and influences non-music-based artists is always enlightening, whether their …

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Landlady: Artist You Should Know

Posted June 30, 2014 by | 0 Comments | 1,530 views]
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Landlady is the latest venture from Adam Schatz, who has been involved in so many musical projects it makes the head spin (member of Man Man, co-producer of Winter Jazzfest, session saxophonist for Vampire Weekend, etc.)
But as Landlady, he and his four Brooklyn bandmates churn out quirky rock tunes that satisfy one of my basic tenants of Great Songs: they rarely end up in …

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RIP: Legendary Jazz Pianist Horace Silver

Posted June 18, 2014 by | 1 Comment | 1,118 views]
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Editor’s Note: Rhythm Planet’s Tom Schnabel shares his thoughts on the artist as well.
You look around the music landscape these days and, sad to say, there doesn’t seem to be as many iconic musicians around anymore.
And today we are down one more, as we learned of the passing of a true icon, jazz pianist Horace Silver. 
Basically serving as the definition of the term “hard …

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From Rude Boy to B-Boy to SHIELD agent: Clark Gregg’s Guest DJ Set

Posted June 18, 2014 by | 0 Comments | 906 views]
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Described as the glue that holds the increasingly-diverse Marvel cinematic universe (i.e. Iron Man, Thor, The Avengers, Agents of SHIELD) together, Clark Gregg’s role as Agent Phil Coulson has made him a favorite among fan-boys & fan-girls everywhere (including THIS fan-boy!)
But he’s also an actor of distinction and subtlety, having appeared in such films as State and Main, (500) Days of Summer and Much …

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The SF to LA Migration: Some of Our Favorite Bands From the Bay Now Call LA Home

Posted May 1, 2014 by | 1 Comment | 2,023 views]
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Los Angeles has always been a destination for music makers, a place where up & coming artists relocate in an effort to make a move towards the Big Time.
Heck, even Motown has been based in LA longer than they were in Detroit!
Surely the numerous record labels headquartered here is a big reason for that, as well as the availability of other local ancillary music …

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SXSW Preview: Sweet Baboo

Posted March 11, 2014 by | 0 Comments | 1,185 views]
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If you are truly taking SXSW at its best, you should be seeing at least a few bands that you’ve never (or just barely) heard of.
Austin makes this easy, as you can stumble from performance to performance in a matter of a few dozen steps.  So if you find yourself in the vicinity of a guy named Sweet Baboo, do yourself a favor and …

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SXSW Preview: Vertical Scratchers

Posted March 10, 2014 by | 0 Comments | 1,015 views]
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Guitarist John Schmersal has lived a few different musical lives over the past twenty years.
As a member of Ohio-based indie rock legends Brainiac during the 90′s, he helped establish a synthpunk sound that would later influence bands like Muse and Nine Inch Nails.
After the tragic death of their vocalist Tim Taylor, Schmersal headed to the East Coast and formed the band Enon, who became …

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SXSW Preview: Ezra Furman

Posted March 4, 2014 by | 0 Comments | 1,112 views]
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For some reason I’ve spent the last five years overlooking Ezra Furman.
Don’t really know why – he’s a perfectly solid singer/songwriter, with a number of well-received records both with his band the Harpoons & as a solo artist, on recognized labels such as Minty Fresh, Red Parlor and now Bar None.
Perhaps it is the Midwestern vibe of his brand of rock – slightly loose, …

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KCRW Premiere: Vince Clarke Remixes Polly Scattergood’s “Subsequently Lost”

Posted February 24, 2014 by | 1 Comment | 4,787 views]
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Sometimes I feel that UK songstress Polly Scattergood gets a raw deal.
She doesn’t get as much press as St. Vincent, she doesn’t have as many Grammy Awards as La Roux, and she hasn’t built up as revered a body of work as Kate Bush – yet!
But to my ears her songs are like a tasteful blend of these artists, and clearly I’m not alone, …

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