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  • July 03, 2005
    By webteam
    The moment that killed Live 8 dead was that part when Madonna, in London with gospel choir, got fixated on a line from her song "Music": "Music/makes the people/come together." Of course she's got to sing it over and over: SHE'S MAKING A POINT HERE GODDAMMIT. Demanding that everyone clap to it -- like, getting MAD AT the Golden Circle crowd not standing up for it.

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  • July 02, 2005
    By webteam


    Before they moved from Boston to Ohio many moons ago, Cheater Slicks released a Jon Spencer-produced album, Don't Like You (In the Red), that was beloved by everyone except the band themselves; regardless, it put Boston garage punk back on the map during a dry spell. A decade later, they're still indispensably relevant: on the inside cover of the new Dirtbombs singles anthology, Mick Collins is holding a copy of Don't Like You under his arm.

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  • July 01, 2005
    By webteam


    BLADOWWW!!!. Certified Bananas July Mix (mp3). Update coming after we get a chance to listen to the damn thing . . .

    Blogger/DJ madness returns tonight . . .

    FRIDIZZLE: At a time when Internet insta-buzz and mixtape hype can make anyone a superstar DJ overnight, Caps + Jones are still New York City's best-kept secret.





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  • July 01, 2005
    By webteam


    TONIGHT:

    1. In the 1980s, the California thrash band Hirax were but a footnote: among the legions of bands signed to Metal Blade who never got anywhere near as big as Metallica, they entered the metal-trivia lexicon by crossing paths with original 'tallica bassist Ron McGovney and employing a black frontman.



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  • June 30, 2005
    By webteam

    the realest: accept no imitations

    "Doing the damn thing big big big this Friday with Caps and Jones, whose Moving in Stereo mixtape is all kinds of bonkers. Honestly, this thing is gonna be big. Big like a pickup truck. Big like Patrick Ewing. Big like eating 20 tacos. Big like wall-to-wall carpeting.

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  • June 30, 2005
    By webteam


    Here's how it works: load up the iPod, then get thee to a little red newsbox.

    1. SWVL interviews Danger Mouse about Gorillaz stuff (PHX link here). At Banned Music you can download The Grey Album, as well as more recent copyright-busting remixes like Hippocamp Ruins Pet Sounds, which does for the Beach Boys what Danja Danja did for Lennon/McCartney.



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  • June 30, 2005
    By webteam


    We don't do this much, but Jessie May Hemphill may still have that gun. She's a tough broad. Also, not coincidentally, one of the five or so Delta blues singer/guitarists who is guaranteed to re-arrange your ass, brain, and heart on first listen. She's "important" because she influenced everyone from the Stones to Mr.

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  • June 29, 2005
    By webteam


    Let's get meta, shall we? Jamie Foxx-as-Ray-Charles up against Ray Charles-as-Ray Charles in new/recent maintream hip-hop fantabulousness. Both tracks are like whoa. You already know the answer, but go ahead and try to figure out which is which.

    Kanye West, Gold Digger (mp3, via spine magazine)





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  • June 29, 2005
    By webteam
    By all accounts, Plunge Into Death's Area D killed it all-ages style last weekend with his kiddie duo the Humanimals. D knows about double duty, and tonight he's back helming “Musk,” his weekly retard-disco dance party at the Midway Café in JP. With a guest set from the Awesome Brothers, a Providence kindergarten-accident-synth-rock duo who have a way awesomer secret than the White Stripes: one of them’s not really a brother:

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  • June 29, 2005
    By webteam
    The ongoing saga of Robby Roadsteamer. It's like Spinal Tap on the installment plan.

    Latest: Robby shops for a label (wmv video).

    If you haven't seen these, you should really start at the beginning. Previously:
    Pt. 1: puppet Shred
    Pt. 2: Robby prepares for the Rumble.
    Pt. 3: Robby prepares for the Rumble wildcard round






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  • June 28, 2005
    By Carly Carioli
    Now we know he's nuts. Nobody puts tickets on sale on Fourth of July weekend.



    DEVENDRA BANHART October 19 at Somerville Theatre $18 on sale Friday at 10 a.m. 617.931.2000

    That is all.

    Oh, wait, one more . . .

    The White Stripes
    At The Opera House
    Tuesday, September 20, Wednesday, September 21 and
    Just added: Thursday, September 22, 2005 at 7:30 pm
    Tickets are $47.50, $42.50 and $37.50
    Tickets are on sale now!


  • June 28, 2005
    By webteam
    Record companes love the feedback you give them on their songs. Now they want to know what you think of the artists that perform them.

    You'll be asked your opinion of popular artists.
    You get one point each time you answer
    It only takes a couple of seconds.

    Are you familiar with Common?
    [YES]
    [no]

    Rate how you feel about Common?











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  • June 28, 2005
    By webteam
    Some business brewing with the neighbors . . .

    1. Lemon-Red ain't read yellow no more. Also, there's no blogspot in that URL now: re-wind that bookmark and point to lemon-red.org/blog/. And while you're over there, check out the Juvenile track . . . certified potassium.

    2. Rollie's got a radio rip of the new Kanye track "Gold Digger."



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  • June 28, 2005
    By webteam
    Nike to Ian MacKaye: "My bad, dude."

    Thus endeth the cheapest, most effective four days of viral marketing in fiscal year '05. Congrats to Nike: they just pwn3d every punk rock message board on earth.

    Previously: OTD, OTD again.
  • June 27, 2005
    By webteam


    Didn’t get out early enough to hit Ted Leo or ToL on Saturday, so we ended up at P.A.’s Lounge to see a Famous Author in a Band with Two Indie-Cred-Toting Musicians: Rick Moody’s musical sideline, the Wingdale Community Singers, with Gastr del Sol's David Grubbs and singer/songwriter Hannah Marcus. An eyewear company should’ve sponsored the show, considering that the 100 or so folks seated Indian-style on the wooden floor (what was up with that?) could've been an ad for how to turn bad eyes into scene points.

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