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TJ Mayes - "When Love Comes Down"

’50s era rock ’n’ roll had been long overdue for a rebirth. Thankfully, the stockpile of capable luminaries has not been in short supply over the past few years. 

07/23/2014 | Comments 0

Boare - "playdatshit"

The world is in the midst of an electronic music renaissance, and you find most of this boon of producers laying claim to the club-friendly, bass-dropping variety, holing up in the the free-flowing world of hip-hop beatmaking or pitching their tent on the out-there, boundary-pushing EDM camp.
07/23/2014 | Comments 0

Broncho - "Class Historian"

Broncho has never been hurting in the hook department. The success of the trio’s 2011 debut, Can’t Get Past the Lips, was predicated mostly on its ability to marry melodies with kinetic guitar riffs and anarchic energy. Yet we’ve heard nothing to the degree of pure pop catchiness on display in “Class Historian,” the new single from Broncho’s upcoming sophomore album, Just Enough Hip to Be Woman.
07/23/2014 | Comments 0

Manmade Objects - Monuments

No one wants to be forgotten; everyone wants some sort of legacy, a mark they leave behind as they exit this life for whatever lies beyond.

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.
07/15/2014 | Comments 0

Admirals - Amidst the Blue

Sometimes it helps to not be very good.

Some of the best albums and artists were born out of happy accidents owed to varying degrees of early suckage — the perfect note or chord for a song found by missing the one you are aiming for, failed mimicry of an idol bearing something entirely new and great instead.

07/09/2014 | Comments 0
 

Jackson Taylor in 10 points


You'll know all you need to know

By Stephen Carradini February 22nd, 2011
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Here’s all you need to know about outlaw country artist Jackson Taylor:

1. His band is named The Sinners.

2. His album is named “Let the Bad Times Roll.”

3. The tray art features brass knuckles.

4. The album art features a parental advisory sticker, a mess of tattoos and, incorrigibly, a white cowboy hat.

5. The opening stanza of the album, from “Old Henry Rifle,” is: “This ain’t my country anymore / Not the one our granddads killed for / Ut sure don’t feel like the home of the free to me.” Here’s some of the chorus: “I’m tired of choking on the bullshit / And these lies I’ve been horsefed / Yeah, so take your hands out of my pockets / Don’t try to tell me how to live / Well, you’ve taken all you’re gonna take / And I’ve given all I’m gonna give.”

6. The second song (“No Show”) name-checks George Jones in the second line. Whiskey doesn’t make it in till line four. Rascal Flatts gets insulted toward the end of the tune.

7. Each band member has a nickname: The Kid, Sexual Chocolate, Dirty D, Big Texas and Danimal.

8. The road manager gets listed along with the rest of the band (but, it should be noted, without a nickname).

9. Two thank-yous compare men to John Wayne.

10. The band is playing at Graham Central Station tomorrow.

 
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