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And for as long as there has been death, there have been monuments — whether austere or understated, abstract or concrete, prominent or tucked away in private — erected by the ones they loved to assure that remembrance, at least for a time.
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Admirals - Amidst the Blue

Sometimes it helps to not be very good.

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Kierston White - Don't Write Love Songs

The Tequila Songbirds have become just as beloved as about any group around these parts. And how could they not?

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"Overproduced" is a term thrown around all too indiscreetly nowadays, usually applied when the thing that sticks out about a song or album is how it sounds rather than how it is constructed. Yet some of the most compelling albums ever crafted embodied a certain aesthetic that was just as skillfully and meticulously put together as any Bob Dylan or Miles Davis record — which is to say production is as crucial to our enjoyment of music as much as anything else; it's also the most overlooked.
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Weak Knees - “IceBevo”

Indie rock has been in a good place as of late. Not caring about being cool is the new cool, and a couple of dudes on guitar, bass and drums can make catchy, earworm songs without being armed to the gills with computer software and vintage synthesizers.
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Fans respond to emo rockers Dashboard Confessional

Heather Caliendo June 28th, 2007

Chris Carrabba once said that during concerts, he'll find someone in the audience who really feels the music and he will have "eye sex" with them. Oklahoma City audience members may " and man...


Chris Carrabba once said that during concerts, he'll find someone in the audience who really feels the music and he will have "eye sex" with them.

Oklahoma City audience members may " and many probably hope " to experience some "eye sexing" with Carrabba when his band Dashboard Confessional comes to Oklahoma Friday as part of the KJ103 Summer Jam.

Samantha Samuel said when she first heard Dashboard's music, it was a breath of fresh air.

"The thing I love most is Chris' voice is completely different. You can really hear the influence from Tom Petty, Neil Young and Bruce Springsteen," she said. "It's cool to hear them come through in his own unique style."

Samuel said a big factor of what she loves about the band is the tone of the songs and Carrabba's voice.

"If you've heard a lot of their stuff, it's got this mellow, raw feel to it," she said. "Chris' voice is really clear and nice, but at the same time, the music has the raw emotional appeal. I dig that."

Alvin Figueroa said he's liked Carrabba's music before Carrabba even formed Dashboard. He agreed the acoustic sound of Dashboard's first material set it apart from other bands.

"I liked them initially because of the emotional effect. They definitely caused you to think of the words, but focus on meaning and emotion," he said. "They were taking this hard-core sound and bringing in acoustic sound." "Heather Caliendo

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