Live Review: Houndmouth @ The Kentucky Theater, Lexington KY (9/18)

unnamedIndiana Americana band Houndmouth made its way through Lexington, Kentucky last night at The Kentucky Theater. The show was put on by the University of Kentucky’s Student Activities Board.

When I arrived, opener Andrea Davidson was on stage performing and while the crowd wasn’t in the palm of her hand, she managed to break through the talking and earn attention with her personality. She’s a…

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Album Review: Houndmouth - From the Hills Below the City

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From the Hills Below the City is the debut album from southern alternative band Houndmouth.

Their debut album, like its artwork, seems to display the sorrows and celebrations of a town that’s faded in familiarity. Classic twangy rock sounds offer southern comfort from beginning to end on Houndmouth’s excellent debut.

The band has perfected the ability to move a listener with their range of…

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EP Review: Rusko - ! (Volume 2)

! (Volume 2) is the second EP from producer Rusko this year.

It follows !, which blew me away by tying several new elements together seamlessly in electronic music without seeming overcrowded or underwhelming. Unfortunately, I don’t believe that ! (Volume 2) shares that same drive to change the landscape of EDM.

The first song “Saxophone Stomp” calls for those loyal followers to fall in line…

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Rusko Bringing Progressive EDM Through North America + Full Wakarusa Set (VIDEO)

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rusko-liveChristopher Mercer is the excellent English producer, better known as Rusko. He’s been making innovative electronic music for the better part of the last decade and is currently on tour. I’ll be reviewing his new EP ! – 2 this week, so check that out. Also, check below to find your chance to see this one of a kind electronic music experience.

9/5/14: Oklahoma City, OK / Mystik Sanctuary Festival
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FLASHBACK! Das Racist Decided to Break Up When I Saw Them

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das racistFlashback to September 20th, 2012 in Lexington, KY. I was a freshman in college and still adjusting to the new lifestyle. One new thing in my life was an appreciation for live music, so I checked out the University of Kentucky’s Boomslang Festival. Boomslang is sort of a double edged sword. It’s really cool to see multiple venues around Lexington come together, but honestly, the lineups I’ve seen…

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Album Review: Death From Above 1979 - The Physical World

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The Physical World is the sophomore album from returning punk duo Death From Above 1979, which originally broke up in 2006.

Death From Above 1979 has a distinct sound that works both against them and in their favor on this album. The duo is consistently pumping through the hot-blooded riffs and drumming that they specialize in, with Sebastien Grainger lashing out his dancey cries. At the album’s…

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FLASHBACK! Girl Talk Parties Forecastle 2012’s Ass Off

FLASHBACK! Girl Talk Parties Forecastle 2012’s Ass Off

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Flashback to Saturday July 14th, 2012 in Louisville, KY. It was my first encounter with Forecastle Festival (or any festival, for that matter), which if you’re into live music, is like the pride of Kentucky. This is under the same tent of organizers as Bonnaroo, and they’ve really grown their reach of people in the past few years. I went to the Saturday of the weekend because I had found out…

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TDE Collective to Go On World Tour In 2015

TDE is the hottest label in hip hop right now. Known for their unique artists and their business model for building a fan base, Top Dawg Entertainment has built one of the most powerful labels in modern rap music.

TDE Collective to Go On World Tour In 2015

TDE is the hottest label in hip hop right now. Known for their unique artists and their business model for building a fan base, Top Dawg Entertainment has built one of the most powerful labels in modern rap music.

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