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Book Review: The Last Mad Surge of Youth by Mark Hodkinson

I’ve been writing (for a long-term project) a lot about the late 70s and early 80s of late, that incredibly fertile period that has become known historically as “post-punk.” (At...
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The iJamming! Download: Lily Allen album remixed – in entirity

It might seem excessive to remix an entire hit album, uncommissioned, and then give it away for free – but there are, presumably, more difficult ways of gaining attention on...
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Featured Album: “Nothing Gold Can Stay” by The Duke and The King

THE DUKE AND THE KING: NOTHING GOLD CAN STAY (Loose Records, UK; Ramseur Records, USA) WHO: Simone Felice breaks free of his fellow Felice Brothers, teams up with fellow Catskills...
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Featured Album: “Civilized” by Stellastarr*

STELLASTARR*: CIVILIZED (BLOATED LIFE) WHAT: New York quartet return after four year absence with strongest album yet. WHY: Predictably, Stellastarr* were dropped by RCA when their first two albums failed...
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The iJamming! Download: Classic disco and reggae “mix tapes”

My InBox is filling up with more MP3s, and links to unreleased albums, that I think I can cope with. But the legit freebies that have really tweaked me the...
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What I Learned from Fountains of Wayne at the Bearsville Theater

1) Acoustic shows should be advertised as such. Even “full band acoustic” shows. There was nothing in the Bearsville Theater’s advertising for Fountains of Wayne’s July 5 gig to indicate...
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Summer Hitlist

We’re away on a sort of vacation for the rest of the week. Going no further than the Jersey Shore where we’ll have the mother-in-law’s empty house before it’s officially...
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Featured Album: “Moondagger” by Deastro

WHO: 22 year-old Detroit native Randolph Chabot and his band (named for G.I. Joe villain Destro, deliberately mis-spelled to avoid legal complications) release either first or second album (depending how...
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