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  • 8 years ago

    God forbid I ever lump Meric Long in with all those coffeehouse clowns and puke-pop darlings who fancy themselves singer-songwriters, but in spite of his relative obscurity, Long is easily one of his generation's finest. While the San Francisco-ba...

  • 8 years ago

    Only the fresh faces of The Lonely H, five longhaired kids barely out of high school, bear the markings of just how young they are. Their music is mature and honed with finesse, aged well beyond the members' years, from back when rock unironically...

  • 8 years ago

    In terms of hot summer bangers, 2007 is being dragged like roadkill underneath 2006's whip. Both T.I.'s Grammy-winning "What You Know" and Yung Joc's grower "It's Goin' Down" still get plenty of face time on the radio and in the club. So what abou...

  • 8 years ago

    Chinese-Canadian turntablist Eric San, better known as Kid Koala, isn't your regular bread-and-butter DJ. He's your mom's favorite DJ. He suffers from carpal tunnel syndrome. With his decade-long tenure in Ninja Tune and lengthy collaboration r&ea...

  • 8 years ago

    If Providence, Rhode Island, quintet Get Him Eat Him sounded as threatening as their name implies, it would be easy to misconstrue them as a band more aligned with their hometown's Load Records — a shrill, predatory beast feasting on the bloo...

  • 8 years ago

    Portland, Oregon-based hip-hop group Lifesavas have a lot riding on the CD they released just last month, Gutterfly, which is the follow-up to 2003's Spirit in Stone. Not to worry — the powerhouse trio absolutely delivers, taking a route no o...

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