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Archive for January, 2010

Sunday, January 31st, 2010

Videos :: Alias Empire

Back in November I compiled my 2010 music recommendations with Chris Jones for AU Magazine. When it comes to hopes, this year I’d really like to hear Alias Empire‘s second album. I still play their first album Unexpected Falls, it’s solid and reminds me of the great gig the band played as Dry County in

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Thursday, January 28th, 2010

Photos :: 8 Ball

Bad news: the band have called it a day. I was checking up and stumbled across a comment on MySpace. These photos were taken back in May when 8 Ball supported Jape at the Button Factory. They...

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Thursday, January 28th, 2010

Album: Sounds of System Breakdown

Analogies, similes, metaphors, colloquialisms. There’s so much room for maneouvure when writing about music, as much as the musicians have when crafting songs themselves. In this case, Sound of System Breakdown‘s self-titled debut album is so strong...

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Wednesday, January 27th, 2010

The Devil Is In The Details

Anyone taken any good photos at gigs lately? I certainly haven’t…last Friday’s jaunt to the Ballroom of Romance gig was nixed when my Nikon battery charger gave up the ghost. Thankfully I managed to fix it last...

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Wednesday, January 27th, 2010

Sportin’ Wit Puppies

“How you expect to run with the wolves come night when you spend all day sportin’ with puppies?” – Omar Little Turn the tables and sport with wolves for the people of Haiti, who need assistance of...

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Wednesday, January 27th, 2010

Win Some Wheels For Seomra Spraoi!

HAYAH GUYZ! AUTONOMNOMNOMOUZ CENTRE NEED UR HLP PLZ!! You can do some real good today and help creative centre Seomra Spraoi win some wheels. Despite the group being knocked out of a competition to win a new...

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Tuesday, January 26th, 2010

CwF + RtB

“Stop worrying” is Mike Masnick’s message to the entertainment industry this week. Currently in Cannes for the Midem Conference, he was asked to contribute a chapter to a book on the new model of the music industry....

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Sunday, January 24th, 2010

MeatEater Bewares

Stop fucking petitioning me to vote for you, most of you never came to one of our gigs so get the fuck out of my inbox pronto. I will however start a collection so you can get...

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Friday, January 22nd, 2010

Video: Funeral Suits

I have a pashy patch for Funeral Suits. They’re sorta like the Anthony Michael Hall of indie, lads who’d trip when asking you to dance, only to turn into pop heroes who save the day. If I’m...

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