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Album Review: Dan Mangan + Blacksmith – “Club Meds”

Vancouver songwriter Dan Mangan is out with an immersive new album

Dan Mangan by Sylvia Borgo

Photo credit: Sylvia Borgo

We’ve barely started 2015, but I’m going to be bold and nominate Dan Mangan + Blacksmith’s Club Meds for Album of the Year. Continue reading…

Live Review & Photos: The Mighty Mighty Bosstones and The Interrupters at House of Blues, December 21, 2014

The ska veterans were joined by Tim Armstrong's band of protégés

The Mighty Mighty Bosstones

Photos by Alex Matthews

The Mighty Mighty Bosstones are a fierce Boston ska outfit with songs familiar to anyone who listened to the radio in the late ’90s. Continue reading…

Video Premiere: Botanica Chango – “The Juice”

The band's new video takes you on a tour of San Diego's seedy underbelly

Things get weird in Botanica Chango‘s new video for “The Juice.” Continue reading…

The Owl and Bear Podcast vol. 186

Hey Charley, for Chrissakes. Do you wanna know the truth of it?

The Owl and Bear Podcast

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Proceeds from Old Tiger’s “The Best Part of Christmas” go to a good cause. Go buy it!

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Interview & Photos: Midge Ure

Ultravox singer Midge Ure talked to us about the music business, Band Aid 30, his new album, and mor…

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