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The Drainage | November 24, 2014

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Julian Rhine Offers “An Excuse to Riot”

November 24, 2014 |

Outspoken. Idiosyncratic. Anti-authoritarian. There seems no better time than now for artists to embrace these descriptions of themselves, and hip hop musician Julian Rhine fits the bill.

Born and raised in Brooklyn, Rhine is spreading his contempt for the … Read More

Chuckie Campbell Releases Single “All I Meant”

November 24, 2014 |

Riding a well-deserved high, rapper Chuckie Campbell has recently released “All I Meant”, the second single off his latest full-length album, More Die of Heartbreak. Out on Deep Thinka Records, the record features an impressive lineup of Wu Tang members … Read More

Stream The Black Atlas’ The Other EP

November 20, 2014 |

The Other from The Black Atlas is a real spookshow of an EP – a ghost train ride through empty halls and down dark rivers, as carrion crows gather and murmur.

The Black Atlas is the solo project of … Read More

New Music: Listen to Teen Daze Remix I Am Snow Angel’s “Falling In Love”

November 7, 2014 |

It’s starting to get colder outside. The days are getting shorter. The Winter may seem dismal – dark and dreary, but it is also a season of lights, of family and friendship. We are warm and bright together, against the … Read More

Cosby Release Synthy-Sweet Single “Heartracer”

November 5, 2014 |

Who better to create cohesive, synth-poppy sounds than tightknit siblings? After years of playing separately, brothers Chris (keys, vocals) and Chip Cosby (guitar, vocals) are now combining their shared musical skills. As Cosby, they collaborate with drummer Mike Levinson to … Read More

October Roundup Spotify Playlist! (over 4 hours)

November 4, 2014 |

October is the heart of autumn, when things get going full tilt. October contains both the Autumnal Equinox, as well as that festival of lights, blood, and gourds, Halloween. It is a month that starts off gentle and crisp, leaves … Read More

Life Is Beautiful 2014 : MSMR

November 1, 2014 |

I had a decision to make during Life Is Beautiful. Should I check out The Roots? Or MSMR? Since this post is about MSMR you can tell who I chose to see. I figured as much as I can say … Read More

The Great Escape Release Self-Titled LP

October 31, 2014 |

Recorded music that still sounds raw? I’m in. Don’t get me wrong, I love polished, perfectly layered, autotuned-up tracks as much as the next person. But we all know the disappointment when a highly edited band just doesn’t deliver live. … Read More

Life Is Beautiful 2014 : Skrillex

October 30, 2014 |

The very last act I checked out at 2014’s Life Is Beautiful was Skrillex at the Ambassador Stage. Right across from the craft beer garden. Unfortunately… I had quite of bit to drink by then, and I didn’t realize it until I went back and saw the undecipherable tweet and Instagram post I did while seeing Skrillex. Who the fuck is @skilled? Got me. Read More

Life Is Beautiful 2014 : The Orwells

October 30, 2014 |

What the fuck did I just witness? Holy shit. Chicago’s The Orwells had an early 2:15 start time. Blazing hot sun beating down on the small crowd. I kept thinking to myself, “they really deserve a bigger crowd”. As the … Read More

Live At Bumbershoot 2014: Elvis Costello

October 30, 2014 |

I wish I could wax on and on about this musical great, but what would I even say? He’s a hero, a legend, a force of nature. The gods of rock ‘n roll have blessed us with his continued touring. … Read More

Life Is Beautiful 2014 : OutKast

October 29, 2014 |

You know I had to see OutKast at Life Is Beautiful, with this probably being the last time ever they will ever perform together. I was able to score a VIP pass into OutKast, but let me tell you, VIP … Read More