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Top Jam: “Grease” by Obnox

  What Lamont "Bim" Thomas does as Obnox is not unique. Rather, Obnox shouldn't be unique. Instead of approaching popular music's ...
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Moving Pictures: “You Don’t Care About Me” by Wesley Bright & The Hi-Lites

True story. I had the pleasure of opening for Wesley Bright & The Hi-Lites first shows in Cleveland during the 2012 Waterloo Arts Fest. I ...
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News Jam Clevo: The Cleveland Connection to Rancid’s Tim Armstrong and His Solo Project Tim Timebomb and Friends

Over the past two months, Tim Armstrong of the long-running Bay Area punk band, Rancid, has been releasing a collection of covers of some of his ...
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The Rockometer: Coexist by The XX

The XX Coexist Beggars/XL The XX's first album, a 2009 self-titled affair, became the indie make-out album of the decade in large part due to ...
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The Rockometer: S/T by Royal Headache

Royal Headache Royal Headache What's Your Rupture Seven words you will never hear on television: "And your next American Idol is Shogun."  ...
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The Rockometer: Boys and Girls by Alabama Shakes

Alabama Shakes Boys and Girls ATO Records Don't you hate it when you're reading a review of a hot new band, like let's say, this one by the ...
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Top Jam: Let Them Talk by Spoek Mathambo

On his debut record for Sub Pop, South African Spoek Mathambo's vision of township tech encompasses everything from rap, funk, soul, 8-bit ...
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Top Jam: “Will Do” by TV on the Radio

The fact that TV on the Radio have not yet achieved the type of world domination that their never-ending stream of critically acclaimed albums ...
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Moving Pictures: “Thunder on the Mountain” by Wanda Jackson

Wanda Jackson isn't the first icon of American roots music to get the Jack White treatment.  That was Lorretta Lynn, of course, whose White-...
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The Rockometer: Brothers by The Black Keys

The Black Keys Brothers Nonesuch Dan Auerbach and Pat Carney of The Black Keys sure kept themselves busy during the time between their latest ...
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