Into the Minds of Artists
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Into the Minds of Artists

This April the public will have the opportunity to step into the inner sanctum of 30 Davis artists. The Davis Art Studio Tour gives everyone a chance to visit the studios of both new and established working artists and interact both with their work and the artists themselves.  Artwork will be on sale in each studio … Continue reading

Hear: Bombadil-New Album and New Tour Dates!
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Hear: Bombadil-New Album and New Tour Dates!

North Carolina-based folk/pop band Bombadil will hit the road next month to support their upcoming fifth album, Hold On, due at the end of March. For the tour, the band will use the classic keyboards, guitar, drums and bass set up in ways both old and new to create a show full of eclectically offbeat and dynamic folk-pop music. The set will … Continue reading

Listen: January Songs We Think You Should Know
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Listen: January Songs We Think You Should Know

Ghost Culture- ‘Giudecca Beats’– ‘Giudecca Beats’ is a chilled out electronic song that is nevertheless reminiscent of synth-heavy 80s dance songs. The atmospheric vocals and sparse instrumentation on the track brings back memories of Depeche Mode and Flock of Seagulls. The song is off of Ghost Culture’s self titled album released earlier this month. Fallout Boy-‘Irresistible’– The pop rock powerhouse … Continue reading

Shrill Colors and Mixed Layers: A Word With Paola Gracey
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Shrill Colors and Mixed Layers: A Word With Paola Gracey

Paola Gracey is a pharmaceutical chemist by day, and artist by night in South Florida’s emerging art scene.  She blends her talents by incorporating the chemistry elements into her paintings and by experimenting in both studio and lab. Gracey has been painting for fifteen years.  She first started taking it seriously in high school when she … Continue reading

Hear: Screaming Females’ New Album Rose Mountain
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Hear: Screaming Females’ New Album Rose Mountain

New Jersey DIY-punk trio Screaming Females is gearing up to drop their sixth LP Rose Mountain . In it the band hopes to explore a more streamlined sound, pushing vocals and lyrical themes to the forefront but without losing their signature raw intensity. In 2013 frontwoman Marissa Paternoter wrestled with chronic mononucleosis, which put the band’s creative process … Continue reading

Hear: Iron & Wine’s Archive Series Volume No. 1
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Hear: Iron & Wine’s Archive Series Volume No. 1

Iron & Wine’s Archive Series Volume No. 1 is the first in a series of releases of previously put aside and unreleased tracks. Sam Beam has been creating music for more than a decade under the name Iron & Wine, and with this new release, he put together unreleased home recordings, covers, and live sets from to be released on … Continue reading

Hear: Slaptop’s New Video “Distraction”
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Hear: Slaptop’s New Video “Distraction”

  San Francisco based producer Slaptop has recently released the music video for his new single “Distraction”. Directors Gabriel Gomez and Julien Melendez work together to distill the essence a night of spontaneity in the city that never sleeps, and follow-up Slaptop’s previous single,  “Sunrise”, which is well on its way to reaching 600,000 views. “Distraction” was chronologically filmed during one night in a New York … Continue reading

Hear: Bring You Arms
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Hear: Bring You Arms

Kate Pierson, founding member of the B52s, is debuting a new single for her forthcoming solo record Guitars and Microphones. The song, and most definitely the video are a hazy, strange, and possibly intentionally comical plea of help for turtles. Which possibly explains why Pierson seems to be singing in a green screen aquarium. While musically sound and … Continue reading

Listen: They Might Be Giants bring back Dial-A-Song.
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Listen: They Might Be Giants bring back Dial-A-Song.

  They Might Be Giants have set themselves up for a crazy year. They have two albums set to release in 2015, a national and international tour, and are bringing back Dial-A-Song for the Internet age. First launched in 1983 from John Flansburgh’s Brooklyn kitchen via an answering machine, Dial-A-Song let listeners in on the most recent songs from the … Continue reading