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big jaw, bandcamp, rock, ft wayne, indiana, indie, Photophobia
This week's Bandcamp Artist of the Week is Ft. Wayne, Indiana rock band Big Jaw.
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


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If you’ve been a fan of Los Angeles underground at all over the last 15 years, chances are you’ve heard of Gajah, either as a part of Acid Reign along with beOND, or as an alumni of the infamous Project Blowed open mic in LA. Gajah has a lengthy discography under his belt, and has added to it with another banger, Hands Of Gold Are Always Cold, that was produced by Uncommon Nasa....
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I’ve known this kid Jake on the internet for a few years now. We have a lot in common besides just our skin color and our affinity for spandex and white wine. Hell, our kids are breathing the same oxygen and we share his wife as an instagram follower, we’re practically related bro. When Jacob (THAT’S CAS ONE BRO) mentioned he was dropping the video for the track I almost got...
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...


LA Got Aloha 3 Year Anniversary Get Down

It's Time for Southern Cali's Favorite Hawaiian Rap Transplants, LA Got Aloha's 3 Year Anniversary Par-Tay-Tay!

The first time I went to one of Rising Sons Independent's parties I was blown away at how together shit seemed. I'm used to the half-assed, near disasters that usually end up being underground rap parties. No shows, bad sound...

zavala, only you, instrumental, chicago, beats

Zavala drops a new track, "Only You", and it's that snowing sideways perfection bros.

Many might know Zavala from his work as the co-bro of Dark Time Sunshine. Not only is his beatwork with DTS a shimmering example of all that is right and beautiful in hip hop these days, but you might be shocked to hear that his hugging game is...



Free Fall flips the script until it sizzles in San Jose, California all the way to space's deepest innards. Comprised of the adrenalized rapper Edgewize and enigmatic producer Self Destruct, Free Fall gets it on-and-poppin' like zits the night before prom. When jaunty Edgewize isn't thoroughly...

The SYFFALIST: "My aunt is trying to stab me, yo!" Week

The SYFFALIST: "My aunt is trying to stab me, yo!" Week

Turkey?  Ham?  Turducken?  Are you clubbin'?  What are we celebrating this year?  I don't know; I never know to type you the truth.  But with the Specter Of Awkward Hugs that is Thanksgiving awaiting, I thought I'd share with you what I listen to in order to cope....

Red Bull Sound Select Presents... Run the Jewels at the Echoplex - L.A. 11/13/14

I’m not gonna lie. The Run the Jewels set at the EchoPlex Thursday night in LA was incredible. Red Bull Sound Select ran a professional event. It was everything a fan would want from a show. Great sound. Professional venue. Full bar. Cool...

The SYFFAList: "I'm Out For The Loot!" Week

The SYFFAList: "I'm Out For The Loot!" Week

5. Flying Lotus ft. Krayzie Bone - Medication Meditation: This is one of those rare, flawless Rap songs that emerges from nowhere and...




Amplified Parts, Guitars, Amplifiers, Tubes | Music



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...

FOLD drops some of that new instrumental shit that makes you want to vote again.

FOLD drops some of that new instrumental isht that makes you want to vote again. GO. LISTEN. NOW.

I love this fucking band.

Making sickballs fucking instrumental tracks, and then instead of stopping there, or doing that "singing" (EW!) shit, these fucker...

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