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 Feb 7 - 13, 2013 

Aural Fixation

The Mystic Myth of the Love Song

By Mark Lopez
Staff writer Mark Lopez makes a study of modern and vintage love songs in this Love Issue feature.
Slim Cessna’s Auto Club
Gary Isaacs

Music to Your Ears

By Samantha Anne Carrillo
Sate your cravings for alt.country/gothabilly, rarefied postmodern composition and hip-hop with a little help from Music to Your Ears.
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Sonic Reducer

Sharon Needles PG-13 · The Joy Formidable Wolf's Law · Ancient VVisdom Deathlike

This week, we listened to new releases from Sharon Needles, The Joy Formidable and Ancient VVisdom.

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Searching for Something

¡Mayday! • Demrick • DJ Stigmata • Septicemia Records • rap, hip-hop

By Adam Wood
I’m not sure that the concept of “genre” is really relevant anymore in the realm of music. The days of “pure” music are long gone, and while this might leave some “old-heads” grumbling over message boards about the loss of “real rap” or “real jazz,” I think that for the most part this is a good thing. The possibilities are more abundant than ever before as artists dip their fingers in any number of genres and traditions. ¡MAYDAY! is one group embracing this diversity in their quest for success, with dual emcees Wrekonize and Bernz backed by a full band as they delve into the worlds of rap, rock, reggae, pop and more. With the industry experience of Tech N9ne and his Strange Music label behind them, the Miami-based group boasts a live show that is fast, fun and furious. As part of their promotion for upcoming album Search Party, the group will be bringing that energy on Wednesday, Aug. 23, to Launchpad, the perfect venue to witness their smooth, quickfire wordplay shine alongside an impressive and eclectic array of instrumentals and some silkily-sung hooks. Tickets for this 13+ show run a meager $13, making this a show that the youngest and oldest of us alike can attend and enjoy. 
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