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Album Reviews

Bandcamp Artist of the Week
Analog Dive, RSI, Wreckon
Analog Dive is our Bandcamp Artist of the Week
Bandcamp Artist of the Week
Sammy Warm Hands, freewrites, graves33, smoke-filled rooms
Sammy Warm Hands is our Bandcamp Artist of the Week
Bandcamp Artist of the Week
palemen, bandcamp artist of the week, instrumental, electro
Palemen is our Bandcamp Artist of the Week.

Interviews

Our Guerilla Interview with EL-P from Run the Jewels
In May, I went to a free Run the Jewels show. "Free" meaning free show, free food and free beer courtesy of FADER. I went to have a good time and get nice and drunk. I ran into Rhymefest earlier in the night (Chicago legend, also notably a collaborator with Kanye and even lesser known as an MC who kind of destroyed Eminem at Scribble Jam in the late 90's before he even released the Slim...
Chaz Kangas, Hip Hop, Rex Manning Day
Chaz Kangas used to write for us. Chaz Kangas is 5’7” and 143 lbs of sensual man meat that smells like Body Shop White Musk massage oil for your soul. Chaz Kangas is the rap equivalent of Zack Morris if he spelled his name with a Y (I’ll let you figure out where the Y goes). Not only is he locking down all the hottest lunch room poon, he can also stop time and will eventually...
Rheteric Ramirez aka  Neitzsche Cortez | Hellfyre Club
Interviews are one of my favorite parts of being a SYFFALeer. The reason: intimacy. Album reviews, video postings, column additions? None come close to the interview on the scale o'sensh. So you know that if we've interviewed a band it's because we've usually reached out and begged and stalked and pestered them until they acquiesce. It parallels our love lives.  I had a chance to chop it up...
Indie music blog, indie music, album reviews, band interviews, pop culture blog
I was asked to interview Rival Sons a couple of weeks ago and I had no idea who they were. And because I don't want to interview a shitty band I requested to preview their latest album Great Western Valkyrie before committing.   Holy shit on cornbread! The hot and dry sound on this album has evaporated the pleather pants off my hairy legs. I...
Morbidly-O-Beats, FilthyBroke Records, Interview
Morbidly-O-Beats is the dude. My friend and fellow Southern Cali emcee Kid Presentable first turned me on, and then turned me on to Morbid's genius. That was soon co-signed by the indelible Syffal enigma Employee, and by Portland rapper/connoisseur of all things titular Bloodmoney. If that's not a virtual one-two-three punch, call me Little Mac and send me into fight Sodapopinski. ?(Whaaat?...

Articles

No Words, Blake Mills, Evanston, SPACE, 9.27.14

No Words - Blake Mills @ Evanston SPACE 9.27.14

One of those shows were audience was silent, and the only time a cell phone or 2 came out was when Fiona Apple popped in for a couple of songs.

Benjamin Booker was also hangin'. The evening was magical. Click through the slide show to see the photos we managed to take without looking like...

SYFFALIST, Alaska, The White Album, The Fresh & Onlys, Electric Youth, Angus & J

Tom's SYFFAList for September 2014

For this month's SYFFAList, and all SYFFALists from here on out, I'm taking a queue from Emp and will not rank my songs. Who the Fuck cares how I rank them.

Just be comforted by the fact I'm bringing you 10 songs that will make blood rush in to the area you enjoy blood...

CHEEZE-ZITS, paWL, Dez, Alaska, Adult Rappers

CHEEZE-ZITS by GORDON GARTRELL (paWL, Dez, Alaska)

NOCTURNAL SUBMISSIONS is a column we developed to help us share more of the submissions we love with our readers. The premise is this, every day one of our contributors will share a song/album/artist they love and send it to the rest of the group, the group then responds, love it or hate it,...

Riot Fest, Denver, 2014

Riot Fest Denver - 2014

I love music festivals, I hate crowds, but I fucking love music festivals. You get an opportunity to see a Fuck bucket of bands in one place over a weekend. Beer drenched clothes, nightmare making body odors, and porta-potties so foul they...

Wildcat wildcat, Duologue, Air Dubai, Milo, The Juan Maclean

Favorite Albums - 3rd Quarter - 2014

The third quarter is normally my favorite quarter. I start out in jorts and end up in pre-jorts (jeans bro). I go from a schweaty undercarriage to waking up in the middle of the night to shut the winder because my boys have crawled up inside of me because of the 40F evenings and ain't NO WAY I'm...

leitbur, heartsink, fundraiser

Leitbur drops new single "Heartsink"! HELP A BROTHER OUT AND GO BUY IT!

Leitbur came out of nowhere a few years ago and I got hooked like a mothaFucka on his EP titled Think of Tomorrow. Dude was droppin' that Drive-esque steeze all over my...

Death From Above 1979, Wildcat! Wildcat!, Sacred Hoop

Favorite Songs - 3rd Quarter - 2014

Yesterday marked the first day of autumn and this week marks the end of the third quarter. We are taking the opportunity during this transitional time to improve our semantics.

Below you will find the our favorite tracks of the 3rd quarter for 2014. You may have noticed that I...

Amplified Parts, Guitars, Amplifiers, Tubes | Music

THINGS YOU NEED IN YOUR LIFE: AMPLIFIED PARTS!

Bro!

You probably already know that a bunch of us SYFFALITICS are/were musicians. So we fucking get it, it’s hard out there for a musician bro. Not only are you constantly dealing with your parents questioning your lifestyle choices and telling you...

ClickitTicket | Concert Tickets | Live Shows | Concerts

CONCERTS BRO! GET TIX WITHOUT LEAVING YOUR HOUSE!

No longer do we need to wait in long lines outside box offices to get concert tickets, just go here instead and forget about lines!

ClickitTicket has a...

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