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  • August 21, 2007
    By Carly Carioli

    Spike Jonze interviews M.I.A.:

    Lessons learned: Ketamin-addled Pollacks give weird haircuts; being the ex-wife of a Coppola doesn't make you immune to getting mugged; even Spike Jonze can't get an interesting interview out of M.I.A.

    Obey launches MC5 clothing line:

    Lessons learned: When some streetwear kid bootlegs your shit, don't sue him, just go into business with him; the White Panther logo looks really fucking cool on a t-shirt, not so much on a doodcap or an army jacket; we will write about anything if you send us records like this as swag.

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  • August 13, 2007
    By Carly Carioli

    The Hives, for Nike

    We've been marvelling these past few weeks that our old favourite band, the Hives, have managed to weather their sales-dip (unwarranted, as Tyrannosaurus Hives was fucking brilliant) without missing a beat: having fully embraced their commercial instincts, they made lemonade out of that Timbaland-collabo lemon by selling it to the WWE (see below) then snuck a sneak peak of their forthcoming single into a Nike commercial (see above).

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  • August 07, 2007
    By Will Spitz

    DOWNLOAD: Drug Rug, "Tiny People" (mp3)
    WATCH: Drug Rug at YouTube

    Along with Mean Creek and Hats and Glasses, Drug Rug are among our favorite newish local bands led by a boyfriend-girlfriend team making beautiful music together, as Pepé Le Pew would say.

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  • August 02, 2007
    By Carly Carioli

    First off, this was recorded a couple of hours BEFORE the band stormed off stage at the Paradise the other night, apparently pissed off by a bunch of drunken yahoos. So no more enlightenment on that point, but FNX's Sandbox crew gets to the bottom of his new haircut and preference for chewing tabacky.

    DOWNLOAD: Kings of Leon's Caleb Falowill interview (mp3)

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  • July 30, 2007
    By Caitlin E. Curran

    We're a little fuzzy on the details of how Liquid Experience, the new Hendrix-worshipping energy drink, came about (although we can't stop re-reading this little description from the website: "With impossible riffs, mystical lyrics and outrageous amp-torturing innovations, Jimi shattered musical convention while uniting the world in an electrified celebration of peace, love and purpose.

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