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Interview: Slash

Interview: Slash

| February 1, 2011 | 1 Comment

Deliverance It was one of those great, possibly apocryphal rock ‘n’ roll tales that are almost too incredible to be true. But for awhile there a few years ago, at least in metal circles, it was certainly making the rounds. And it went something like this:

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Interview: Gang Of Four

Interview: Gang Of Four

| February 1, 2011 | 0 Comments

One Nation Under A Groove Very few bands can ever take credit for redefining a scene or cultivating a movement, but when it comes to late 1970s trailblazers, Gang Of Four is certainly at the top of the post-punk list.

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Hello, My Name Is Ira

Hello, My Name Is Ira

| February 1, 2011 | 0 Comments

Q&A with Yo La Tengo’s Ira Kaplan IE: Did the Wheel Of Chance [a device that will dictate the structure of this month’s Yo La Tengo tour] come out during your Hanukkah shows?

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File: February 2011

File: February 2011

| February 1, 2011 | 0 Comments

It’s How You Clay The Game Coldplay may have shamelessly copied The Beatles’ military regalia at the 2009 Grammys, but Taylor Zitman can go one better – she hand-designed polymer clay miniatures of John, Paul, George, and Ringo

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Around Hear: February 2011

Around Hear: February 2011

| February 1, 2011 | 4 Comments

Local Band Reviews Dubasaurus boast that they all read music (they’re real musicians), which goes against the historical grain of rope-smoking reggae born in Jamaica. Fortunately these guys understand that reggae

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Gear: February 2011

Gear: February 2011

| February 1, 2011 | 0 Comments

iK Multimedia iRig Microphone In the “netherworld” of music recording, a wave of hobbyists record their song ideas to iPhones, iPods, and iPads and IK Multimedia is there to help them with its new iRig Microphone. IK claims it’s “the first handheld-quality condenser microphone for iPhone, iPod Touch, and iPad –

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Media: February 2011

Media: February 2011

| February 1, 2011 | 0 Comments

Bands! Get Your Money! The SoundExchange clearinghouse is slated to deliver $260 million in royalties to musicians for digital airplay in 2010. That’s a huge jump from $100 million in 2008, and $155 million in 2009.

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Sweet Home: February 2011

Sweet Home: February 2011

| February 1, 2011 | 0 Comments

A Model Ford T-Model Ford (James Lewis Carter Ford) enjoys life. Although I’ve never met the Delta bluesman, his joy for living seeps through every chord of Taledragger (Alive). That’s a particularly fortunate attribute, not only for his music but for fans of traditional Delta blues.

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Digital Divide: February 2011

Digital Divide: February 2011

| February 1, 2011 | 0 Comments

Get Your Motorhead Running Sometimes, you will see a documentary on this performer or that performer and just scratch your head in wonder. “Why,” you might muse, “is time and effort being wasted on this person. He/she has achieved nothing, but for some reason someone thinks we should know everything about them.” Unfortunately, this happens […]

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Studiophile: February 2011

Studiophile: February 2011

| February 1, 2011 | 1 Comment

Revin’ It Up Rich Reminger and the Windy City Rev Ups have finished mastering four releases at Cave Audio Productions in Lombard.

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