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Bandcamp Artist of the Week
father mountain, bandcamp, on leaving and being left behind, indie rock
Father Mountain is our Bandcamp Artist of the Week.
Bandcamp Artist of the Week
Sludge Factorie, v8, morbidly-o-beats
Morbidly-O-Beats and v8 TFD are Sludge Factorie and they are our Bandcamp Artist of the Week.
Bandcamp Artist of the Week
DOUG, FOOL, Indie, Rap
This week we discuss the independent artist DOUG and his album FOOL.

Interviews

Elsphinx, Brain Cave Deluxe, Pig Food Records, Hip Hop, Albany
Every so often, old hip hop heads get bored with what's going on in da rapz world. There's too many 2 Chainz or Drake knock offs. We get lost in what's supposed to be cool and force ourselves to listen to the new kids on the block. We try to jam out on every new critically acclaimed Pitchfork album, hoping we understand something we seem to be missing. I for one,...
Our interview with Sahtyre.
I first met Sahtyre as this dude who walked up and introduced himself as, well, Sahtyre. I couldn't tell if he was being satirical. It was at a house party in Echo Park where I rapped on a lawn with no shoes on. Also Sole performed but seemed kind of annoyed when I tried to talk to him. I've been told, that's Sole. I would run into Sahtyre again and again. It's not like we were buds, but the...
Our album premiere and Interview with the Wrecking Crew MC, and Cat Jedi Master,
Curly Castro is a man with a wolverine's growl, a samurai's sharpness, a nerd's layered comic book references, and a film buffs knowledge of characters and quotes. He is a key member of the Philidelphia based Wrecking Crew along with Zilla Rocca, Has-Lo, Small Professor, Castle and PremRock. He spits with fire, frustration and passion in every rhyme. He raises two ninja cats, has locks,...
Indie music blog, indie music, album reviews, band interviews, pop culture blog
As bloggers it is easy to forget about the grind that the artists we cover go through just to get a record in our greasy meat mitts. We forget that each song is not just composed of the emotions and musical talents of the artist but also the blood, sweat, and tears of seemingly endless physical labor. It is so much easier to be on the listening end, passing our pompous judgments from the comfort...
Indie music blog, indie music, album reviews, band interviews, pop culture blog
It seems like 100 years ago that Arizona "noise rap" outfit Moodie Black first dropped Nausea on Fake Four, Inc. It's felt like that to them to. And we're the ones lucky that it did. Because, like Drake if Drake was possessed by the devil in Ms. Jones, Moodie Black have surprise premiered a brand new batch of boombasticness with their new EP, MBII. With the noise level turnt way up, the...

Articles

dirty digital, chicago, outerlimitz, qwa, silence, galapagos4, lefthouse

Dirty Digital dangle their dangle balls onto the bare foreheads of society with Mumbles, featuring Adad!

I was supposed to add three things to the grocery list app on my phone, but Facebook was open and no matter how many times I hit the home button it wouldn't take me away from the Facebook. 

I must've pawed at this gargantuan asshole I call a phone a good two tree times. But fate...

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One Song - D.V.S* - Hashu feat. Stév

One Song - D.V.S* - Hashu feat. Stév

When I've played a song for every single person that has come into my life in the span of a week, it has been decreed that I need adopt said song into my life like a dog from the pound.

"Hashu" feat. Stév from Emancipator's Loci...

No words, Noel Gallaghers High Flying Birds, NGHFB, The Riv, 5.29.15

No Words - Noel Gallagher's High Flying Birds @ The Riv on 5.29.15

All pictures. No words. Noel Gallagher hit Chicago on 5.29.15.

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emancipator, Live in Athens, Loci Records

One Song: Emancipator - Diamonds (Live)

Emancipator, with his release, Safe in the Steep Cliffs, catapulted himself into my ears like a miniature person with a mission to massage my malleus. Let's just say that I'm the one who got the happy ending.

It seems Emancipator, whose...

Our Preimere  of the new Skyrider song "City Streets".

Premiere of the new Skyrider song "City Streets"

Dudes, you ever hear a song and instantly make the face like you're having a seizure while taking a girthy shit?!?!!! Yes, you have you lying dick!!

I had the feeling the day I pressed play on Skyrider's new single "City Streets" off his...

Syffalist, English Bop, Banditos, Patrick Watson, Slaughter Beach, Heart Beach,

Tom's SYFFAList for May 2015

Okay, it's time to get this chin back in the swing of things.

This spring has been insane. I've neglected Syffal. I've neglected the Syffalist. I've neglected the Syffal staff.....especially Lang because I haven't been there for support to help him through his unhealthy porn addiction....

Soundset, 2015, Canterbury Park

Soundset 2015

*Photos by Kiley Swenson

There is something about me, music festivals, and rain.

If I chose to go to Coachella I swear I could end California’s drought.

Instead I went to Soundset, the largest hip-hop festival in the country, located in...

Low Cut Connie, Tonic Room, Chicago, concert

Low Cut Connie @ The Tonic Room in Chicago on 5/30

Because I'm getting old(er) I only committ to a concert if I'm 95% certain it's going to singe my ballhairz. AND I don't go to big venues because Fuck big venues. If I wanted to watch a concert on a jumbotron I'd stay home and watch Palladia. Thus, standing room only is a must...

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