Vultures United: Girls

Released in three different formats—CD, vinyl, and cassette—Orange County punks Vultures United’s long-awaited tribute to women in music, Girls, finally made its way to my mailbox courtesy of Baldy Longhair, who released it on cassette (naturally). Baldy bands such as The Disconnects and Crazy & The Brains first got my …

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The Top 10 Albums Of 2012, According To ‘The Aquarian Weekly’ Writers

Mike Greenblatt

1. Bruce Springsteen/Wrecking Ball/Columbia

2. Leonard Cohen/Old Ideas/Columbia

3. Galactic/Carnivale Electricos/Anti-

4. Antibalas/Antibalas/Daptone

5. Big Bad Voodoo Daddy/Rattle Them Bones/Savoy Jazz

6. Shannon Whitworth and Barrett Smith/Bring It On Home/Independent

7. Loudon Wainwright III/Older Than

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Crazy & The Brains: Don’t Need No Snacks

In keeping with the theme of listening to music that gets me in the mood for all things summer, I dove headfirst into Crazy & The Brains’ Don’t Need No Snacks much like diving headfirst into a kiddie pool full of beer. Only, without the drowning. Because, you know, you …

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The Guru: Native Son

Recorded by the band when they were in high school, The Guru’s Native Sun opens with a track called “Arizona,” which does well to set the tone of things, channeling Modest Mouse with a definitive sort of funk to it that just…works. My three top picks are “Barracuda Hands,” “Beach …

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Interview with The Disconnects/Crazy & The Brains: Touring The Other Side

“Let’s be honest, with The Disconnects and Crazy & The Brains’ Tour The Other Side 2012, we’re not reinventing the wheel or anything. This won’t be the first time two bands from Jersey piled into a jitney on a quest to terrorize far off places like Fort Collins, Colorado, Escondido …

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Ben Kweller @ Union Transfer

PHILADELPHIA, PA—The venue itself is swanky as hell; as a first-time attendee of a Union Transfer show, I will admit, I was sort of taken aback. Multiple levels, three bars, a nice seating area on the first floor, and an absolutely fantastic beer menu. The staff is very friendly and …

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Interview with Anti-Flag: This Is The New Sound

The last time I spoke to Chris #2 of Anti-Flag, the band was working on a brand new record—a record that would have to be amazing and substantial to follow up the acclaimed The People Or The Gun (2009). Everything was still in its developmental stages; the guys logged many, …

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Interview with Gotye: Giving Him A Chance

If you watch MTV or VH1 regularly, if you listen to regular or satellite radio, if you have internet access, if you leave your house and walk around malls and shopping centers—if you have friends, you have heard the infectious single, “Somebody That I Used To Know,” off the …

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Interview with Ben Kweller: You Can Count On Me

Between SXSW getting underway, a crammed tour schedule, trying to balance music life with as-close-to-normal-as-possible life, building a totally interactive, fan-friendly website from the ground up, and running The Noise Company, his very own record label, Ben Kweller is understandably and self-admittedly being pulled in a million directions at once. …

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Interview with Luke Pritchard from The Kooks: How’d You Like That?

Picked up by and signed to a major record label just three months after forming, The Kooks struck ground and hit pay dirt in January of 2006 with the release of their first record, Inside In/Inside Out (Virgin Records). Luke Pritchard was only 18, heading the band of young rockers …

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