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ORDER YR FESTAPALOOZA TICKETS NOW!

We have just finished posting the event at Brown Paper Tickets. Follow the provided link to order your tickets ASAP! 

The show is $5 for these following awesome things:

Titus Andronicus

Bomb the Music Industry!

The Front Bottoms

The Guru

Great Caesar

The Midnighters

…and Hamden’s local food and music vendors!

We will have raffles every hour and Quinnipiac organizations. The show is located in Quinnipiac University’s Burt Kahn Court and takes place on April 20th at 5:30 pm. The event page has all the information. 

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deadmau5’s FACE

deadmau5’s FACE

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The Smashing Pumpkins - Tonight, Tonight

A Trip to the Moon, anyone? 

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Song of the Night:

Outkast - Southernplayalisticadillacmuzik

Southernplayalisticadillacmuzik; 1994

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hiphoptoday:

Earl Sweatshirt - Home (New)

Earl Sweatshirt Returns.

(via pitchfork)

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Song of the Day:

Heavier Than Air Flying Machines - Amphibian Debt March

Siam; 2011

Siam was certainly a “best of” 2011. HTAFM are on Friction records, known for their gritty artists heavily influenced by hardcore punk. “Amphibian Debt March” exemplifies what there is to still love about the post-hardcore genre, attack and release. With a driving bassline and excellent bursts of falsetto vocals, HTAFM are a band focused on continuing the proud tradition of post-hardcore, not that screamo shit (although I do love Loma Prieta). 

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I think most people would agree that Billy Corgan looks a lot better with hair. 

I think most people would agree that Billy Corgan looks a lot better with hair. 

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Fugazi - The Argument
2001 (1280 x 800)

Fugazi - The Argument

2001 (1280 x 800)

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Song of the Day:

Sonic Youth - In the Kingdom #19

EVOL; 1986

…In celebration of Lee Ranaldo’s birthday. Happy Birthday, Lee!

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Damian Abraham of Fucked Up

Damian Abraham of Fucked Up

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This man is a savior, but I’m still scared. 

This man is a savior, but I’m still scared. 

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This is the scariest message I have ever seen. Could this really be the end of Mediafire? If so, I think we’re all pretty much fucked. Pardon my French, but Mediafire has been the rock of the 21st century “pirate.” File sharing has been happening since the birth of the internet, only recently coming under the gun again (the Napster case being the first notable attack). Where will music of the internet age move to next? Spotify? Last.fm? This is a turning point in file sharing. Will we move on or evolve? I hope you’re as nervous as I am. 

This is the scariest message I have ever seen. Could this really be the end of Mediafire? If so, I think we’re all pretty much fucked. Pardon my French, but Mediafire has been the rock of the 21st century “pirate.” File sharing has been happening since the birth of the internet, only recently coming under the gun again (the Napster case being the first notable attack). Where will music of the internet age move to next? Spotify? Last.fm? This is a turning point in file sharing. Will we move on or evolve? I hope you’re as nervous as I am. 

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Album Review: Grimes - Visions

2012; Arbutus / 4AD

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Could there ever be such a well-polished, Asian influenced record to come out of Canada? Probably not - that seems like a pretty well defined niche. Grimes is the project of Claire Boucher, a Vancouver native thoroughly invested in world music, mostly Eastern. Her voice is a beautiful wisp of air, floating in the ethereal waves of lush synth. Boucher’s voice is very much the focal point of Visions, leaving a lot of the synth textures to inhabit your subconscious. She described the release as “Post-Internet,” which sums up the release pretty well; a lot of the drum tracks sound like keystrokes or error notifications. The Japanese influence is stark, although progressive; each track seems to start off with a simple idea and blossom until there is a landscape of sound for Boucher to rule with her classically trained pipes. Visions certainly is not for everyone, while still grasping on to mass appeal through its synth-pop structure. Boucher offers a mature, refined release for her “Post-Internet” music, allowing all to indulge in her blissful deconstruction. 

Verdict: Recommended 

Listen: “Oblivion”

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The Tallest Man on Earth - The Tallest Man on Earth EP
2006 (1280 x 800)
by Bobby MacCormack

The Tallest Man on Earth - The Tallest Man on Earth EP

2006 (1280 x 800)

by Bobby MacCormack