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Music, All Shook Down A Slightly Different Character: Alex Turner On The Last Shadow Puppets, Shifting Mindsets, And Jetlag

A Slightly Different Character: Alex Turner On The Last Shadow Puppets, Shifting Mindsets, And Jetlag

Alex Turner needs a nap. “I’m riding a really fucking wild wave of jetlag,” the co-frontman of The Last Shadow Puppets confesses to me a few minutes into our interview. He blames his recent jaunts between Heathrow and JFK…
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Music, All Shook Down Outside Lands, Day 1: Calibration

Outside Lands, Day 1: Calibration

Let the public transit tremble, for Outside Lands has begun. The sixth year got off to an auspicious start, with clear skies, mild temps, and a generous outlay of skin and flower crowns, such that out-of-towners were seen to…
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Music, All Shook Down Miley Cyrus' Five Most Memorable Cover Attempts

Miley Cyrus' Five Most Memorable Cover Attempts

In between licking things, talking about her "fat dick," and finding new leotards to perform in, Miley Cyrus has been busy doing a whole heap of new covers. She's actually been dabbling in playing other people's songs for years now,…
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Music, All Shook Down David Bowie Is Too Cool For Awards Shows

David Bowie Is Too Cool For Awards Shows

This week's music news, via the mouths of musicians: "I just watched Ellen Page come out! Wow! What a speech! Congrats! #HRC #TimeToThrive"Lance Bass, in the audience, as the actress came out at a Human Rights Campaign Event (Twitter)"Never underestimate…
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Music, All Shook Down Live Review, 5/4/12: The Black Keys Get Swallowed Up By Oracle Arena

Live Review, 5/4/12: The Black Keys Get Swallowed Up By Oracle Arena

The Black Keys Arctic Monkeys Friday, May 4, 2012 Oracle Arena Better than: The sound of a Guitar Center inside a parking garage. Maybe the Black Keys just aren't an arena band. Sure, the Akron blues-rock outfit sold out…
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Music, All Shook Down Ten Places We're Tired of Seeing Bands Pose For Photos

Ten Places We're Tired of Seeing Bands Pose For Photos

Rarely are bands' press photos shot on a stage, at a bar, in front of a microphone, or at a stuffy wedding reception. Though these places would seem the most logical place to plaster on a smile -- given that, …
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Music, All Shook Down Artic Monkeys Get Better SF Sound, Smaller Crowd

Artic Monkeys Get Better SF Sound, Smaller Crowd

This just in from the promoters: FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Arctic Monkeys Moved To Warfield ARCTIC MONKEYS with Voxtrot Thurs., September 27, Doors 7:00 PM/Show 8:00 PM The Warfield Tickets are SOLD OUT The Arctic Monkeys show, on September 27th,…
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Music, Reviewed The Lodger

The Lodger

You can take your Arctic Monkeys, your Kaiser Chiefs, your Futureheads. To these ears, the Lodger is the most exciting British guitar band to come along since the Wedding Present unleashed George Best on an unsuspecting public in 1987. After…
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All Shocked Out -- Vice PR is Teh Suck

I received this self-consciously shocking press release in my inbox. Jesus. Outside of NYU dormitory residents, Arctic Monkeys fans, and the other remaining punchable Vice readership, I don’t think the most jarring problem among the majority of Colt 45 aficionados…
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Music, Reviewed Tom Waits

Tom Waits

In a year when we dissect bands like Arctic Monkeys and Wolfmother, it's reassuring to think that Tom Waits can spew out his leftover crap and still lambaste a vast majority of these potential one-album-wonders. Orphans: Brawlers, Bawlers, and Bastards…
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Music, Reviewed The Kooks

The Kooks

These Brighton, England, fops start their debut with a slow, pensive stroll and by tune No. 3, they've hit those clipped Motown beats, trashed-transcendent guitars, and droll vox in stride. Then they rev it up a tick with "Eddie's Gun,"…
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