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Melenas
Dias Raros
Jun 29, 2020 | by | No Comments | Read →

Melenas, which translates roughly to “heads of hair,” are an all-female quartet hailing from Pamplona, Spain (yep, of bulls running through the streets fame)...


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    Arab Strap
    As Days Get Dark

    Someone once said that suffering breeds great art, but I wonder what they would have made of a year spent dealing with a global pandemic. For 20 years...

  • Adulkt Life Book of Curses
    Adulkt Life
    Book of Curses

    With the band including members of Huggy Bear and Male Bonding, it’s hard not to have high expectations for the debut album from Adulkt Life, Book of Curses...

  • Orchestra Baobab Specialist in All Styles
    Orchestra Baobab
    Specialist in All Styles

    Begun 50 years ago, when the shrewd owner of Club Baobab (so named because it was built around a baobab tree) in Dakar poached members of the house...

  • Wipers Is This Real?
    Wipers
    Is This Real?

    Still several years before it became a hipster utopia worthy of it own sketch comedy TV show, I moved to Portland on a whim from New York City. It only took...


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Melenas
Dias Raros
Melenas Dias Raros

Melenas, which translates roughly to “heads of hair,” are an all-female quartet hailing from Pamplona, Spain (yep, of bulls running through the streets fame)...

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