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Music, All Shook Down Live Review, 7/2/2012: Mates of State Induce Mass Swooning at the Independent

Live Review, 7/2/2012: Mates of State Induce Mass Swooning at the Independent

Mates of State The Stepkids July 2, 2012 The Independent Better than: Most pop music released in 2012 so far. Mates of State pour unconquerable energy into each performance -- a kind of energy that does not seem likely to…
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Music, All Shook Down Bay Music Links: New Yorkers Love Our Girls, Punks Love Jawbreaker

Bay Music Links: New Yorkers Love Our Girls, Punks Love Jawbreaker

Battlehooch play nowhere for no one in new concert series. [The Bay…
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Music, All Shook Down What To Do? Monday's Pick: Mates of State

What To Do? Monday's Pick: Mates of State

Mates of State @ Cafe du Nord The ingredients of Mates of State are so simple and few -- drums, organ, two voices, the infectious glow of marital bliss -- that you'd think the band would be treading water after…
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Calendar, Night&Day Married to Drums and Keyboard

Married to Drums and Keyboard

The ingredients of Mates of State are so simple and few — drums, organ, two voices, the infectious glow of marital bliss — that you’d think the band would be treading water after five albums. Quite the opposite: The ever-harmonizing…
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Music, Reviewed Matt and Kim

Matt and Kim

Sung to the tune of "Jack and Diane": "A little ditty about Matt and Kim/Two American kids making music in Brooklyn/Matt plays keys, sings snotty and cute/Kim bashes out drumbeats and sings a bit, too/Oh yeah, life goes on/Long after…
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Music, All Shook Down Last Night: Santogold and Mates of State at the Fillmore

Last Night: Santogold and Mates of State at the Fillmore

Santogold and Mates of State The Fillmore October 7, 2008 Better Than: 90210 on the CW and homework Review by Melissa Baron, Photos by Mekuria Getinet The house lights dimmed as dance music played. Eager fans chattered and danced…
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Music, All Shook Down The Weekend Hitlist: Eddie Izzard, The Melvins, Zine Fest, Download

The Weekend Hitlist: Eddie Izzard, The Melvins, Zine Fest, Download

This weekend each person is forced to make a very important decision: Mamma Mia or the Dark Knight. I mean, both easily fit into the weekend but which will be the opening night selection? I cannot make that decision…
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Kill Clear Channel

Pirate Cat www.piratecatradio.com If you can't receive this "unlicensed, low-power community radio station" on your hi-fi, you can still access stereo streams of beyond-cool programming that includes hardcore punk, Balkan folk throwdowns, über-doom experimentalism, ghoulish deathrock, international news perspectives, and…
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Calendar, Night&Day Supercuts

Supercuts

"If you know the city, then why can't you find a place to get your hair cut?" asks Fresno's Rademacher. It's a messed-up question from a great band. Who CAN find a place to get a haircut? Is not the…
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Music, Reviewed Mates of State

Mates of State

Nick & Jessica, Eminem & Kim, Lindsay & whomever ... jeepers, isn't there one celebrity couple around that can keep their shit together for the long haul? Oh right, there's Connecticut lovebirds Kori Gardner and Jason Hammel, aka Mates of…
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Music, Pop Philosophy

Pop Philosophy

That's Advertainment There is a frighteningly scary evil pervading this once-grand world: far worse than new Attorney General John Ashcroft, far more terrifying than "President" Bush's idea of a unified country, far more devious than PG&E's upper management. I'm talking…
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Music, He Said,  She Said

He Said, She Said

Oftentimes, being in a band is like being in a relationship. There are moments onstage that run comfortably and naturally enough to make verbal communication seem obsolete, and then there are screaming matches over missed rehearsals and long nights wondering…
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