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Friday, September 2, 2011

Why Did Jack White Collaborate With the Misogynistic Insane Clown Posse?

Posted By on Fri, Sep 2, 2011 at 11:05 AM


Jack White is a man we like. We like the White Stripes, we like the Dead Weather -- hell, we even like bits and pieces of what The Raconteurs have done (yes, they're boring occasionally, but they really come alive from time to time). He's a maverick, a man with ambition, a man with creative scope. And he's handsome, which helps.

So, we're never that surprised to see Jack White pushing himself creatively. Nonetheless, we weren't terribly impressed to hear that he'd teamed up with Insane Clown Posse -- one of the biggest jokes any music-lover has had to endure for the last nineteen years.

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Friday, April 29, 2011

Mr. Lif and Brass Menazeri -- You've Never Heard Anything Like This Radness

Posted By on Fri, Apr 29, 2011 at 2:42 PM


Wildly popular yet uncompromisingly traditional local party-brass band Brass Menazeri got into a jam with Boston's Mr. Lif. The result is so beautiful it changed our brains just to hear a little bit. Brain different now! Different and better.

Wonderful brain-changing video after the jump.

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Thursday, January 20, 2011

When You Mash Up Girl Talk With Girl Talk, Does The Universe End?

Posted By on Thu, Jan 20, 2011 at 11:46 AM

Girl Talk + Girl Talk = Catastrophe
  • Girl Talk + Girl Talk = Catastrophe

Surprisingly, the answer to that question is no, but the end result of combining two Girl Talk albums in their ENTIRETY is so annoying, I kinda wish that it did.

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Thursday, December 23, 2010

Download a Free 8-Song Mashup of Big Boi and The Black Keys

Posted By on Thu, Dec 23, 2010 at 9:42 AM


If you like a little juxtaposition with your year-in-review jawns, we've got just the thing for you: The Brothers of Chico Dusty, an unbidden and inspired pileup of two very well-liked 2010 albums by The Black Keys and Big Boi, respectively. Why? Ah, but why not?

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Thursday, September 9, 2010

Things We'd Like To See Google Do for Music: NextBuzz, the NextMuni for Buzz Bands

Posted By on Thu, Sep 9, 2010 at 11:10 AM

Nice nails.
  • Nice nails.
So Google's new Instant Search function has the web-literate world all atwitter over why, exactly, we need Google's new Instant Search function. Self-involved music scribes that we are, we got to wondering how this technology could benefit us directly, and after many hours of fitful brainstorming (plus one more trying to get past the infuriating wax cap of this beer) it has hit us: Google should acquire (hostilely, if possible) the inspired algorithm-jockeys behind NextBus, the system that uses real-time location information to tell denizens of San Francisco and Delaware and Arlington when their next bus or train is coming. Then they should put that technology to work telling us when to blog about bands.

Time was, to stay ahead in this business you had to have a sixth sense about who was talented and who was all hype, who was going to be selling out stadiums and who was going to be selling peanuts at those stadiums. But like privacy, sixth senses are going obsolete. We can just crowdsource them! A band's share of Internet real estate may be as close to an empirical success-imminence metric as we'll ever get. And for (cough) busy tastemakers like ourselves, that data could be crucial.

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Monday, August 9, 2010

Drake Plus Grum Equals A Surprisingly Alluring Mashup

Posted By on Mon, Aug 9, 2010 at 4:35 PM

Even judging by the considerably high standards set by The Hood Internet, this one's a gem: Drake vs. Grum makes for what the Chicago producers term "Someday We'll Find Your Love." It's ethereal, crisp chillwave sugarcoated by Drake's pop-hop swoon -- in other words, delicious. (The Hood Internet plays Popscene in S.F. on August 26.) Listen and download below. 

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Monday, June 14, 2010

Justin Bieber Cover: Neon Trees Digs Deep to Tap Into Its Inner Biebster

Posted By on Mon, Jun 14, 2010 at 3:15 PM

Listening to Neon Trees' cover of Justin Bieber's "Baby" makes you wish someone had told them, "Baby, baby, baby. Noooooo" beforehand. All due respect for giving a shout-out to a fellow artist on their label, Island, but nothing takes the edge off a rock band quite like covering a song by a pop star whose voice just recently cracked.

Frontman Tyler Glenn said the band wanted to cover something popular and put its spin on it. At least he is upfront about hitching his wagon to a hit song.  The spin is more of an amble; the song sounds exactly the same until the middle, when they do the Biebster a major favor by cutting Ludacris's inane rap and replacing it with Ben E. King's "Stand By Me." This section was much less compromising to their artistic integrity, and we wish they had forgone Bieber for this entirely. It certainly beats cringing at Luda's lyrics: "She woke me up daily/Don't need no Starbucks," and, "She knows she's got me dazing/Cuz she was so amazing."

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Wednesday, June 9, 2010

Usher Totally Captures Our Feelings About Sleigh Bells In This Mashup

Posted By on Wed, Jun 9, 2010 at 10:04 AM

  • The Hood Internet
"There are so many ways to love ya" indeed, thanks to The Hood Internet.

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