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Abel Tesfaye, AKA the Weeknd
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The Weeknd – Wicked Games

Posted November 30, 2012 by Kevin

From his live performance on Jools Holland.  Abel Tesfaye kills it in this stripped down version of Wicked Games.

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Gayngs – Faded High

Posted November 4, 2011 by Kevin

Beware: this album is decadent and sprawling and playing it loud will get you beaten up by righteous indie fans. And it’s all the better for it. Apparently inspired by Ryan Olsen’s passion for 10cc’s ‘I’m Not In Love’, no record of the last two decades has so wholly rejected the status quo. ‘Relayted’is the soundtrack to being strung […]

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Rodrigo y Gabriela – Hanuman

Posted October 9, 2011 by Kevin

An oldie but a classic.  One of my favorite live performances of theirs, played out on the stage of Jools Holland’s 2009 year-end Hootenanny.  “Hanuman” is the lead track that kicks their latest album, “11:11” out of the gate.  11 songs, inspired by 11 different artists.  This one hails roots from non other than Carlos […]

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Gary Clark Jr. – Numb

Posted October 23, 2012 by Kevin

Austin’s Gary Clark Jr. has been gracing us with his seductive blues sound and grizzled voice for more than four years at this point, but the 28-year-old sounds like he has a lot left to show and say. He’s been hailed by SPIN and Rolling Stone as one of the young guns to watch in […]

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Damon Albarn – Apple Carts

Posted May 8, 2012 by Kevin

  As if Damon Albarn wasn’t already busy enough with his multiple projects and kicking Blur back into gear, he’s also found time to record a new solo album, Dr. Dee, that dropped yesterday. In fitting Albarn style given his more recent concept-driven projects, Dr. Dee is, err, a concept-driven project: an album inspired by the life and times […]

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