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#albumoftheday / REVIEW: DIANA KRALL: WALLFLOWER

This time around living legend Diana Krall takes some classics from the last thirty years, most of which were mellow to begin with, and slows them down even more, making them dreamy and hypnotic, songs that would lull you off to sleep if they weren’t so darn captivating. The Mamas & The Papas’...
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NEWS: EAUX CLAIRES MUSIC & ARTS FESTIVAL ANNOUNCES ITS LINEUP

PRESS RELEASE:   CURATED BY JUSTIN VERNON AND AARON DESSNER, THE FESTIVAL FEATURES BON IVER, THE NATIONAL,  BOYS NOIZE, DOOMTREE, SPOON, POLIÇA, SUFJAN STEVENS, LOW, THE TALLEST MAN ON EARTH, AND INDIGO GIRLS PERFORMING “SWAMP OPHELIA” AMONG ITS 40 ACTS  TICKETS GO ON SALE TOMORROW THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 12, 2015 AT 12PM CST VIA WWW.EAUXCLAIRES.COM...
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AN OPEN LETTER TO KANYE WEST FROM SHIRLEY MANSON OF GARBAGE

By now you’ve surely heard all about Kanye West playing the part of an asshole once again at the Grammy Awards.  Fortunately, this time he didn’t interrupt Best Album of the Year winner Beck while he was giving his acceptance speech, but he did run his mouth backstage, stating “Beck needs to respect artistry...
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#albumoftheday / REVIEW: SWEET & LYNCH: ONLY TO RISE

Stryper’s powerhouse vocalist Michael Sweet and guitar maestro George Lynch, formerly of Dokken, have joined forces here and the result is a truly incredible album that’s better than anything either of them has done in quite a while. Not that either of them have put out bad music during recent years, mind you....
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80’S EXTRAVAGANZA AT MOHEGAN SUN CASINO

Last night on February 6, 2015 I caught a big concert dubbed “80’s Extravaganza” in the arena at Mohegan Sun Casino.  Some of my Facebook friends were curious about it, so I wrote what now appears below to satisfy their curiosity.  I never intended to post it here but a fellow music critic...
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#albumoftheday / REVIEW: THE DODOS: INDIVID

The Dodo’s last album, Carrier, was made in the wake of the death of their live guitarist Christopher Remer (see also: Women). It was a record brimming with emotion and fairly complex arrangements, easily one of The Dodo’s best albums. Immediately following the making of that album, Meric Long and Logan Kroeber, who’ve...
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    LAURE SHANG: "RED AMNESIA" Release Date:  unknown Label:  unknown Laure Shang has unveiled a brand new song! Today I received some good news via Twitter -- Laure Shang has unveiled a brand new song! It's called "Red Amnesia" and it's from the movie of the same name, also known as Chuang ru zhe where it […]
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    Home video distributor Section23 Films today announced its August slate of releases; including Sentai Filmworks’ legendary classic VAMPIRE HUNTER D! read more
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    AURAL VAMPIRE: MIMIC YOUR HAIRSTYLE Release Date:  3/6/15 Label:  YBCD A fantastic EP of perfectly weird covers. A must for fans of Tommy heavenly6/Tommy february6. Aural Vampire is a Japanese group lead by Exo-Chika (vocals/lyrics) and Raveman (music). They've been around since 2004 but this EP is the first of their releases that I've heard. […]
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    AYUMI HAMASAKI: A ONE Release Date:  4/8/15 Label:  Avex Ayumi's new album is the best thing she's done in roughly 15 years. No kidding. This year is the 17th anniversary of Ayumi's debut and she's celebrating it with the release of her 16th original full-length album, A ONE. And, let me tell you, that A […]