Two thousand eleven was the year in which musicians were praised for embracing their essences. M83 gets even more epic! Bradford Cox gets even more introverted! Drake gets Draker! The members of Wild Flag still rock!
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Timothy NorrisWine, cheese and blockrockin' beats: The Chemical Brothers at the Hollywood Bowl
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"I'm handsome," Beth Orton announced onstage at the Largo last night, reaching into her mouth to pull out a cough drop which she shamelessly deposited on the stool beside her. "Walking pneumonia with the boogie-woogie blues" is how the British-born singer songwriter explained the persistent cough th ... More >>
Hot off the press. Seattle mega-indie Sub Pop has just announced the signing of Long Beach's Avi Buffalo, which might be our favorite band that still has a member in high school. A 7-inch, "What's In It For" b/w "Jessica," is scheduled for release on December 8 (pre-order here), BUT, as an email fro ... More >>