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Slip Inside the MAC As You Pass By

Slip Inside the MAC As You Pass By By ELI JACE > Arizona’s Mesa Arts Center triumphed in its first art show since the pandemic this past September. Opening night of the Fall 2021 showcase was a vaunted affair with live music, local vendors, artisans, a film showcase, and people out enjoying the night. The...

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Gorillaz ‘Song Machine Season One: Strange Timez’ Full Album Is out, and We Had to Take a Minute to Gather Our Thoughts

So much has happened with Gorillaz and their magical song machine since the release of the video for “Strange Times” and our wordy review of the Robert Smith collab. The beloved virtual band announced that Song Machine would be made into an album or rather a “season,” called Strange Timez. Before it released on October 23, the...

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REVIEW: “Wide Open Sky” by Pat Irwin + J. Walter Hawkes

By ELI JACE > Guitar & trombone pace between the aisles under a cloudless sky on the debut album from Pat Irwin & J. Walter Hawkes. Its title, Wide Open Sky, is appropriate imagery. The above plane is expansive and reaches out infinitely. The music here is in no hurry. Like wind where there is...

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Thom Yorke Anima – Vinyl Review

In a musical landscape full of ethereal textures, the master delivers his most fully realized dream soundtrack yet. Part of Radiohead‘s brilliance was their blending of heavy-hitting grunge-birthed rock with dreamy ambient textures. The trajectory of the band over their 35-year career has been to gradually pull back on the hard rock and push up...

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REVIEW: “Blood Year” by Russian Circles

By ELI JACE > The new album from Russian Circles, Blood Year, is the sound of Armageddon, of lost causes and cratering landscapes. The three-man group from Chicago continue their instrumental onslaught on your speakers with their seventh studio album. Russian Circles don’t need a singer because in the space between their instruments you can...

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AlBUM REVIEW: Jonesin’ by Uncle Brother

By ELI JACE > Uncle Brother’s debut album, Jonesin’, is a set of gorgeous songs in the traditional folk realm, but with a warm sheen that’ll make the body go numb. Uncle Brother is Patrick Maguire, songwriter and guitarist, with an assist from a few friends. Jonesin’ was recorded and self-released at the end of...

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Childish Gambino’s follow-up is as daring as ever, as ‘Because the Internet’ finally drops

Donald Glover is a strange man. An established comedian, writer on ‘30 Rock’ and star on cult US sitcom ‘Community’, he is a funny, funny man. But, it turns out music is his main passion, as he returns with his second official album release, ‘Because the Internet’, and his alter-ego Childish Gambino comes to the...

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