January 2012

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Lacking both the alluring eccentricity of Arm’s Way and synth drenched electro pop driving Vapors, IslandsA Sleep & A Forgetting is unmistakably the least compelling album overextended singer/songwriter Nicholas Thorburn has ever hatched.

If you are a Deadhead living in SFO, PDX, PHL, BWI, or NYC, I need to talk to you about time and energy. But not in the “How do you get to Carnegie Hall?” tradition of “Practice, Practice, Practice”. Instead, I need to talk to you about the temporal evolution and aggregate electrical output that are quickly molding The Motet’s funkified adaptations of the Grateful Dead songbook into an instant must-see classic.

Last night the global premiere of The Chemical Brothers; Don’t Think, directed by Adam Smith, took place in 25 cities across the globe. The verdict from the 4000 dedicated fans lucky enough to have secured a ticket was unanimous: It was a one of a kind movie theatre experience clearly not to be missed!

Linda Chorney, who has traveled 7 continents, released 6 albums, remained unsigned for 30 years and is now a 2012 Grammy Awards nominee. Linda Chorney is the first truly independent, DIY artist to be nominated for a Grammy in the award show's 54-year history.

They Might Be Giants national tour kicks off tonight in support of both Join Us and the companion rarities album Album Raises new and Troubling Questions. Recently releasing the dramatic “When Will You Die?video about the 18-foot monster hearse that graces the cover of Join Us, the band performed that song on Conan last night as well as recording a specia