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Dick Diver – Melbourne, Florida

Contributor FC Sierra Dives Dick Deep into Dick Diver’s New Album   Before listening to a note of Dick Diver’s new album, I decided to research the band and attempt to gain a better idea of who and what Dick Diver was and is and why. Here are some interesting facts to know about the experience: FACT 1: “Dick Diver” …

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Ben’s 10 Volume LIX: Great Albums For a Leisurely Breakfast

Cat Stevens – Tea for the Tillerman Iron & Wine – Our Endless Numbered Days Elliot Smith – Elliot Smith Fleet Foxes – Sun Giant Fleetwood Mac – Future Games Public Enemy – It Takes a Nation of Millions to Hold Us Back Miles Davis – Kind of Blue Neil Young – Harvest Tortoise – TNT Bob Dylan – Highway …

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Live Show Preview: Teach Me Equals / RedRumsey / The Tweeners

Ben Allen, music editor Two touring indie rock bands as well as local favorites The Tweeners will be performing at the Jambalaya this Monday, September 8th. Teach Me Equals is a duo comprised of New Jersey Native Greg Bortnichak and Floridian Erin Murphy. They play guitar, cello, violin and keyboards over homegrown samples created through effects pedals, noises and old …

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FernGully: The Last Rainforest Original Motion Picture Soundtrack

Rosa Green, contributor The soundtrack to the movie Ferngully is a beautiful meditation on nature and love. It starts with the gentle excitement of newly budding love with the songs “Life is a Magic Thing” and “A Dream Worth Keeping.” Then, the insanity of “Batty Rap,” a genius performance by Robin Williams where he sings, “I been brain-fried, electrified, infected …

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Music Review: The Chipmunks The Chipmunk Adventure Soundtrack

Leah Brzezinski, contributor I don’t exactly understand what this band The Chipmunks is going for, or what drugs they might be on. They’re sort of like The Mamas and the Papas, with 3 guys and 3 gals singing alternating male/female features with group tracks, except they sound like they’re sucking helium or are weird children or dwarves or something. It’s …

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Ben’s 10 Volume XLIV: Questions for Bob Seger

Recently, I was fortunate enough to sit down and have a brief, but informative conversation with rock legend Bob Seger. Seger is an incredibly successful recording artist, known for his accessible songwriting referred to by some as “heartland rock.” Some of his biggest hits include “Against the Wind,” “Turn the Page” and “Old Time Rock and Roll.” He was inducted …

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Tim Kasher: His Sorrows Are a Gold Mine

A Review of the Album “Adult Film” Ben Allen, music editor Over the last two decades Tim Kasher has established himself as one of the most literate, self­-aware and influential songwriters of a generation. His lyrical content in his two primary projects (Cursive and The Good Life) is so brutally honest and introspective that it borders on self-absorbed. Kasher and …

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Megadeth’s “Hangar 18” versus Metallica’s “One”

Daniel Humbarger, Sacramento bureau chief Growing up, I owned one (as in singular) Megadeth album: Countdown to Extinction.  I had every Metallica record up to the self-titled black album (except Garage Inc.,  which was nearly impossible to find at the time). After that, the band began to suck for a while and I tuned out (however, Death Magnetic won me …

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Ben’s 10 Volume XLIII: Rock and Roll Refreshments

Most of us will never partake in the excesses and debauchery associated with the lifestyles of some of the most celebrated rock stars. It’s unlikely you’ll ever drive a car into a swimming pool, throw a television out of a hotel window or engage in sexual depravity that would make porn stars blush. I did some research and discovered some …

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Album Review: The Polyphonic Spree “Yes, It’s True”

Meghan Vogel, contributor  Keep yourself high” seems to be the message on the Polyphonic Spree’s Yes, It’s True. Like modern Gnostics, The Spree seem to be revealing a secret: “It’s all good, kind brothers and sisters.” Some lyrics are silly. “It’s not your phone with an i/It’s not your Facebook likes/Bear in mind, you’re golden.” But it’s sung by The Spree’s choir with …

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