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Music, All Shook Down UK Post-Punkers, Shopping, Are The Best Band You've Never Heard Of

UK Post-Punkers, Shopping, Are The Best Band You've Never Heard Of

Who said punk music isn't for dancing? Certainly not the members of UK trio Shopping, because, well, that's exactly what their fast-paced, bass-heavy music is meant for.  Formed in 2012, the band released its debut album, Consumer Complaints, last…
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Music, All Shook Down Kurt Vile Is Not Depressed — He's Just Moody

Kurt Vile Is Not Depressed — He's Just Moody

Kurt Vile is an artist whose lyricism revels in the dark alleys of existentialism and identity crisis, yet is somehow simultaneously sprinkled with comic relief in the bluntest of ways. His most recent album b’lieve i’m going down…, released on…
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Music, All Shook Down Folk From Avalon: Globelamp On Songwriting, Le Tigre, and Broken Teeth

Folk From Avalon: Globelamp On Songwriting, Le Tigre, and Broken Teeth

Elizabeth Le Fey arranges her life in epiphanies. The singer-songwriter experienced her first epiphany in Los Angeles at 15 courtesy of a babysitter who took her and a friend to see Le Tigre at the El Rey. That night,…
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Music, All Shook Down Quick, Fast, and In a Hurry: Chris Shaw Joins Ty Segall and Charles Moothart as GØGGS

Quick, Fast, and In a Hurry: Chris Shaw Joins Ty Segall and Charles Moothart as GØGGS

GØGGS is aword that means many things: It's the name of a band, the title of a record, and one of the nine songs on said record. There is just one thing that GØGGS most definitely is not: a…
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Music, All Shook Down Diana Ross's Musical Daughter, Rhonda, Is "The Best Kept Secret Of The Ross Family"

Diana Ross's Musical Daughter, Rhonda, Is "The Best Kept Secret Of The Ross Family"

In advance of her upcoming show with her mother Diana, we spoke with jazz singer-songwriter Rhonda Ross about her career as a singer-actress, making money on the side, and what it's been like to follow in her mother's footsteps. …
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Music, All Shook Down Jazz Saxophonist and Composer Oliver Lake Makes Music Filled With Soul

Jazz Saxophonist and Composer Oliver Lake Makes Music Filled With Soul

Saxophonist and composer Oliver Lake has been playing music for more than 50 years, but he’s never gotten used to visits from what he calls the Holy Ghost. “Sometimes I’m playing and it’s not me, he says. “The Holy Ghost…
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Music, All Shook Down Royal Headache Is A Perfect Name For This Garage-Rock Band From Sydney

Royal Headache Is A Perfect Name For This Garage-Rock Band From Sydney

When a band makes multiple stops in the same city within a year, the second gig usually acts as a de facto victory lap — a way of thanking the fans for making the first show so memorable. Royal…
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Music, All Shook Down M. Ward Gave Me Shit After The Warriors Lost Game 7

M. Ward Gave Me Shit After The Warriors Lost Game 7

I listen to M. Ward on some of my worst days. His relaxed, soothing croon is perfect for calming me down. Whether my head is pounding from too much whiskey from the night before or my heart is broken…
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Music, All Shook Down This Way Of Feeling: Big Thief Talk Songwriting, Vulnerability, And Growing Old

This Way Of Feeling: Big Thief Talk Songwriting, Vulnerability, And Growing Old

Like any other profession, there are myriad reasons people become musicians. Drugs, booze, and groupies are among the most famous, as is the sort of validation that comes only from a crowd screaming your name. Making buckets of money…
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Music, All Shook Down Poppet Makes Electronic Baroque-Pop That is as Weird as it is Wonderful

Poppet Makes Electronic Baroque-Pop That is as Weird as it is Wonderful

Most of the time, when you hear an artist described as being "emotionally honest," they're usually an NPR-approved indie-folk singer-songwriter or that guy from your high school who just discovered Bright Eyes and his dad’s acoustic guitar. Not so…
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Music, All Shook Down Love, Death and Los Angeles: La Luz Flies Its Surf Rock South

Love, Death and Los Angeles: La Luz Flies Its Surf Rock South

Shana Cleveland doesn’t want to tell you her life story. As the frontwoman and primary lyricist of surf-rock foursome La Luz, she’s out to tap into something much simpler, more poignant, and thoroughly universal. So while she’s certainly drawing…
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Music, All Shook Down "Some Dudes" Made A Record: Twin Peaks Talk Massachusetts, Touring, and <i>Jeopardy!</i>

"Some Dudes" Made A Record: Twin Peaks Talk Massachusetts, Touring, and Jeopardy!

If the marijuana legalization movement ever grows tired of “The Next Episode” by Dr. Dre – you know, the “smoke weed every day” song that everyone mistakenly attributes to Snoop Dogg – perhaps they should commission Twin Peaks to…
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Music, All Shook Down Chris Farren Is The Guy Behind The Smiths Parody T-Shirt

Chris Farren Is The Guy Behind The Smiths Parody T-Shirt

Chris Farren is an enigma wrapped in a T-shirt. In what almost seems like a past life, the former Naples, FL resident and self-proclaimed punk-rock celebrity, fronted the indie emo-pop band Fake Problems. Since then, he's been busy. He formed…
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Music, All Shook Down Tenor Michael Fabiano Stars in Giuseppe Verdi's <i>Don Carlo</i> at the San Francisco Opera

Tenor Michael Fabiano Stars in Giuseppe Verdi's Don Carlo at the San Francisco Opera

Being a professional baseball umpire from the age 14 to 24 helped prepare tenor Michael Fabiano for his life as an opera singer. Fabiano, who plays the title role in Verdi’s Don Carlo at the San Francisco Opera, says…
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Music, All Shook Down “The Synthesizer For Me, Has Always Been The Greatest:” John Carpenter on His Life in Music and Movies

“The Synthesizer For Me, Has Always Been The Greatest:” John Carpenter on His Life in Music and Movies

“When I was eight-years-old, I saw a movie that changed my life: Forbidden Planet,” John Carpenter, the film composer, director, and screenwriter says from his home in Los Angeles. The film he is referring to is a 1956 science fiction…
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Music, All Shook Down “Music That is Bigger Than Mundane Life:” Laraaji on His Life as a New-Age Artist

“Music That is Bigger Than Mundane Life:” Laraaji on His Life as a New-Age Artist

Though chiefly instrumental, new-age music is music with a purpose. Call it background or spa music if you will, but new-age tunes can be used for a multitude of purposes, such as relaxation, help with sleeping, optimism, inspiration, and more. …
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Music, All Shook Down We Asked Texan Dream-Pop Trio, Pale Dian, 14 Random Questions Because Why Not?

We Asked Texan Dream-Pop Trio, Pale Dian, 14 Random Questions Because Why Not?

Dreamy, hazy, and soaked in reverb: that's how I'd describe Austin, Tex. trio Pale Dian. The dark pop band dropped its debut album, Narrow Birth, on June 3, and it's filled with smoky, shoegaze tunes that stand out thanks…
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Music, All Shook Down Scottish Indie Band Trashcan Sinatras on Creating an Album That "We Were Born to Make"

Scottish Indie Band Trashcan Sinatras on Creating an Album That "We Were Born to Make"

If there's one band you should follow on social media, it's Scottish indie band Trashcan Sinatras. There's no fluff there — no food porn, no belfies, no attention-seeking arguments — it's just all about the music. You'll see photos…
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Music, All Shook Down With Each New Album, English Indie-Pop Rockers, The Wombats, Have Gotten Sleeker and More Cohesive

With Each New Album, English Indie-Pop Rockers, The Wombats, Have Gotten Sleeker and More Cohesive

Formed in 2003, English indie pop band The Wombats have a knack for crafting slick '80s-inspired synth grooves with catchy guitar hooks. With their Kooks-meets-Bloc Party sound, the trio have released three albums and are currently on a summer…
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Music, All Shook Down Psych-Metal Band Baroness Talks About Making Jams That Appeals to Broader Audiences

Psych-Metal Band Baroness Talks About Making Jams That Appeals to Broader Audiences

Every music genre has its gatekeepers. These are the devotees who take it upon themselves to determine the boundaries and definitions of their beloved music, as well as who is entitled enough to join their exclusive flock. While each of…
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