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A.R. Kane - Sixty-Nine (Rough Trade, 1988)

First heard on John Peel (again). Pretty sure the first song that I caught was called ‘Baby Milk Snatcher’. I was smitten. I didn’t get the record right away. 180 more words


Making the Scene: Young Marble Giants and Television Personalities

If we’re going to take on the futile attempt of tracing the roots of twee to anyone, we could do worse than to start the discussion with two bands that were kicking around the UK at the end of the seventies: Young Marble Giants Television Personalities.  971 more words


The Smiths: Hand In Glove

On 13 May 1983, The Smiths released Hand In Glove on 7″ vinyl – the band’s first record. Only 6000 copies were pressed initially, and they sold out pretty quickly as The Smiths grew in popularity. 958 more words


11th Dimension by Julian Casablancas

Julian Casablancas, The Strokes’ lead vocalist, turns 36 today. Happy Birthday Dude!

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Warpaint (The Lost Posts: third and final)

Okay, here is the last post that I wrote up several months ago. I’m finally getting around to putting it up here.
I guess these young ladies are pretty popular now, so I doubt any of this will be new to many of you. 1,210 more words


Song: Twin Peaks - 'I Found A New Way'

  I’ve largely ignored the hype around Chicago’s Twin Peaks in recent months. I dismissed because their name is derived from like, my favourite TV show ever – I mean, it’s just a bit cheap innit? 147 more words

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Advance Planning: August 2014 Music Calendar Update (Added 8/7)

One more show this month and three fall (!!!) shows.

Aug. 20 – Elizabeth and The CatapultRockwood Stage 3 – 9:30pm

September and Beyond… 56 more words

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