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Musicians You Should Know: Mayer Hawthorne

The “retro” tag is added to almost any contemporary work that sounds like it was originally recorded between 1966 and 1974, and Hawthorne, among the newest contributors to the genre, is aware of how trends come and go. After being introduced to Stones Throw label head Peanut Butter Wolf by mutual friend Noelle Scaggs of...

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Artist Interview: Psych Rockers ‘Mondo Drag’

Artist Interview: Psych Rockers ‘Mondo Drag’

Don't know who Mondo Drag is? Get your act together dude. The Fro caught up with Iowa's best garage/ psych/space/sludge/stoner rock band ever, Mondo...

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New Acts (from SXSW) That I’m Digging - Japandroids & Bear In Heaven

New Acts (from SXSW) That I’m Digging – Japandroids & Bear In Heaven

Japandroids These guys are perhaps the most blogged about band on the internets. Well, at least top 10. So yes, I’ve heard of them. Their most recent album Post-Nothing, follows two successful previous albums- 2008′s Lullaby Death Jams and 2007′s All Lies. I’ve unintentionally avoided them thus far, but hearing their “garage rock” sound (as...

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New Music Alert: DJ Mamy Rock

I guess they’re right, old people, though slow and dangerous behind the wheel, can still serve a purpose. Yo, Ruth Flowers has been behind the 1s and 2s since DJ Paulie D’s PARENTS were in diapers. Clad in her leopard-skin shrug and dark sunglasses, 69-year-old Ruth Flowers has conquered French clubland from the Cannes Film...

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Music You Should Know – Twin Atlantic

Music You Should Know – Twin Atlantic

2010 has been a monster year for Twin Atlantic - including supporting acts for Blink 182, Biffy Clyro & The Gaslight Anthem. It’s only up from here. The Breakdown: In the last couple of decades, the city of Glasgow has shone as one of the world’s most vibrant and diverse music scenes. Twin Atlantic –...

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New Music Alert: Broken Bells

Broken Bells, the much hyped up project between Danger Mouse and the Shins’ James Mercer, had a coming-out-party Friday night, performing at LA’s Bootleg Theater. The unlikely couple sound pretty good, with Mercer lending his distinguished falsetto over some slow, trippy background harmonies. Broken Bells manages to sound familiar yet contemporary, like the uncovering of...

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Music You Should Know: RX Bandits

Rx Bandits is a four-piece band based in Seal Beach, California. The band formed in 1995 in Orange County, California. They have appeared on the Vans Warped Tour, at the Bonnaroo Music and Arts Festival, at The Bamboozle and will be at Coachella this year. Originally known as The Pharmaceutical Bandits, the band began their...

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Music You Should Know: As Tall As Lions

High school friends Nathan Kress (vocals, guitar, piano), Saen Fitzgerald (guitar, drums), Brian Fortune (guitar) and Cliff Sarcona (drums) founded the band in December 2001 as they were looking to continue the momentum of a previous project. Saen said, “We felt we were onto something good and despite member lineup changes, we felt we had...

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Music You Should Know: Band Of Horses

Band of Horses, previously known as Horses, is an American indie rock band formed in 2004 in Seattle by Ben Bridwell and Mat Brooke after the dissolution of their nearly ten-year run in northwest melancholic darlings Carissas Wierd. They have been compared to the likes of My Morning Jacket as both use deep reverb on...

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Musicians You Should Know: Josh Freese

Josh Freese (born December 25, 1972) is an American session drummer and songwriter. He has been a member of A Perfect Circle, The Vandals, and Devo He  was also the drummer for Nine Inch Nails from late 2005 until late 2008, and for Guns N’ Roses from mid-1998 to 2001. Freese has appeared on close...

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