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Artist Profile: Benjamin Booker

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Wanting to focus the entirety of my Jack White show review on, you guessed it, Jack White, I decided to forgo even mentioning opener Benjamin Booker.  This dude is straight legit.  I’m not really going to give much of an in depth profile here, as all my insight would be straight plagiarism from other people’s articles.  But I would like to give you a little insight into an artist that could be poised to break out (if you don’t already

Pitchfork Music Festival 2014 Recap

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  In all of its infinite and pretentious wisdom, there is hardly any doubt that Pitchfork has become one of America’s leading sources for modern music recommendations and critiques. Love or hate their opinions, it is true. And regardless if they seem to leave a bitter taste in your mouth every once in a while, they do manage to do one thing very right: Pitchfork Music Festival. Three short-but-not-too-short days in the city of Chicago with a solid lineup of

Sci-Fi Rundown: It’s Shaping Up to be a Fun Summer

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When not much new music is being released that I am interested in, I am forced to turn my attention to TV and Movies.  Therefore, any readers here are subjected to my current tastes.  Science Fiction and Fantasy fare is in these days, starting with Marvel coming into their own on the big screen and then Game of Thrones taking over televisions everywhere.  Science Fiction and Fantasy is no longer genre, but instead has forced its way into the mainstream. 

LxListening: RIP Death Grips

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It was unfortunate news that came about last week when Death Grips posted on the interwebs a picture of a hand-written letter announcing their retirement as a band. Death Grips short-lived career began a few years ago in late 2010 (essentially 2011), but it wasn’t until they released two full LP’s in 2012, The Money Store and No Love Deep Web, until they really began creating a buzz nationwide. The albums were released within six months of each other, and

Halt And Catch Fire: Good Music on a Fine Show

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Halt and Catch Fire is a new show on AMC that hasn’t received a lot of attention.  The show is well-acted with an interesting premise (the 80′s computer boom in Texas), but I’m afraid the uneven pacing will be its undoing.  I like the show, but would be shocked if it got renewed.  Hopefully, Halt and Catch Fire turns into the prestige show AMC is shooting for (hell, Mad Men wasn’t perfect overnight), but there is certainly some fine-tuning that

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