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Wire
Mind Hive
Feb 12, 2020 | by | No Comments | Read →

If Wire had called it a day after releasing their first three seminal records (which they supposedly had at the time), it would have been enough to cement...


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  • 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...

  • Guided By Voices Livestream, July 17
    Guided By Voices
    Livestream, July 17

    These are strange times we are living in, with the coronavirus having affected nearly every aspect of human existence across the globe. Live music has...

  • 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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Wire
Mind Hive
Wire Mind Hive

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Souvenir
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While to mainstream audiences Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark (a.k.a. OMD) may forever be remembered simply for “If You Leave,” their big U.S....

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Let it be known: the Motor City really did burn. There really was revolution, dope, and fucking in the streets. And the MC5 really did kick out some jams. Delivering...

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