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Wednesday, April 16,2014
Music feature

The evolution of The Men

Brooklyn punk quintet transform again on Tomorrow’s Hits

By Scott McDonald
The Men’s new album, Tomorrow’s Hits—released in March via Sacred Bones Records—is a wild synthesis of all that’s come before it: keys, slide guitar, harmonica and horns over frayed-edge rock ’n’ roll.
Wednesday, April 9,2014
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Five alternatives to Coachella

A roundup of musical events happening during and around the festival weekends

By Jeff Terich
For the next two weekends, tens of thousands of festival-goers will descend upon the Coachella Valley for three days of live music, debauchery and the occasional nude wizard being Tasered by security.
Wednesday, April 2,2014
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The Dodos reignite their spark

Meric Long discusses his band’s recent creative streak

By Jeff Terich
The Dodos—who’ll play at The Loft at UCSD on Friday, April 11—changed a lot about their approach with Carrier. They recorded in a new studio (Tiny Telephone) with a new set of collaborators, including The Magik Magik Orchestra.
Wednesday, March 26,2014
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The resurrection of The Appleseed Cast

Chris Crisci revives his group after a seven-year absence

By Ben Salmon
Crisci planted the seeds of The Appleseed Cast in Southern California before moving to Lawrence, Kan., between the release of Ring Wars and the band’s 2000 sophomore effort, the concept record Mare Vitalis.
Wednesday, March 19,2014
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Skrapez are rebels without a pause

Psychopop and Tenshun deliver hip-hop terror

By Peter Holslin
Albert Camus once wrote that a rebel is a man who says no. By that rubric, Skrapez is without a doubt the most rebellious hip-hop group in San Diego.
Wednesday, March 12,2014
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The kingdom of St. Vincent

Annie Clark explores a powerful new dynamic

By Jeff Terich
“When I sit down to write a record, I think about it like [I’m] a person putting on a suit and tie and going to a day job,” Annie Clark says.
Wednesday, March 5,2014
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The private world of Dum Dum Girls

Dee Dee Penny finds inspiration in personal space

By Jeff Terich
Dee Dee, along with producers Sune Rose Wagner of The Raveonettes and Richard Gottehrer (Blondie, Richard Hell), creates a more immersive sensory experience on Too True, from the reverb-laden post punk of “Rimbaud Eyes” to the über-catchy, dream-pop hooks of “Too True to Be Good.”
Tuesday, February 18,2014
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Five border bands you should know

A roundup of rising Latin alternative artists

By Dita Quiñones
Living in a border town makes for a remarkable fusion of Mexican and American culture. And that fusion is being interpreted in fascinating ways by artists on both sides of la frontera.
Wednesday, February 12,2014
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Skeletonwitch is metal to the bone

Ohio thrashers deliver high-velocity music with blue-collar pride

By Peter Holslin

Skeletonwitch—who’ll play at House of Blues on Sunday, Feb. 16—stand in marked contrast to some of the more technical growlers out there. 

Wednesday, February 5,2014
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The virtual ethereality of Oneohtrix Point Never

Daniel Lopatin talks about his journey through synthetic landscapes

By Jeff Terich
Oneohtrix Point Never (pronounced “one-oh-trix”)— who’ll play at The Irenic on Feb. 8—“won’t let other people meddle with,” it’s constantly evolving and complex, often as concerned with the technical aspects of his process as the end result.