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St. Vincent, by St. Vincent

”Bring Me All Your Loves” is instantly tragic, humorous, dance-y, and epic, and it remains so throughout its three-minute running time.

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The Joy Of Motion, by Animals As Leaders

While their last release Weightless felt more like an experiment—a study of new-found techniques, styles, and electronic elements—Joy Of Motion is a successful synthesis of what was learned, expressing a matured musical unity.

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Crosses – Crosses

There are raw, heavy moments on Crosses almost reminiscent of Deftones, but the real meat of the music lies in the straightforward pop songs.

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Fight Music – Let Them Eat Cock

Let Them Eat Cock is an easy record to recommend for those who like cheeky, solid hardcore punk, but it’s clear that Fight Music could care less if anyone likes what they do anyway.

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Lexie Loader — Art Review At Empire Coffee

They were executed with a classy and traditional style, mashing realistic perception with some subtle abstract touches here and there.

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Kyle Forrest Burns — Photography At Naked Lounge

I can only assume the beauty that was being witnessed in that exact moment left the artist in silence, with no need to explain it.

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deafheaven — Sunbather

This lightening of the mood proves to be its saving grace; it’s the only black metal album I’ve actually been able to enjoy.

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Periphery — Clear

Clear takes the listener on a pretty adven- turous musical journey: ranging from soft ethereal melodies, to heavy-hitting, heart- pounding grooves.

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Brunchinacious!

There’s cuisine inspired from cultures across the world, which provides a wonderful option for adventurous palates.

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Mogwai – Rave Tapes

It leads in the record with plenty of evocative potential, making use of sleepy keyboards and crisp, sparse guitars that almost sound like latter-day Earth submerged deep underwater.

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Thumpers – Galore

Recent inductees into the Sub Pop family, the synth-pop duo of Marcus Pepperell and John Hamson, Jr. are breaking new ground in this refreshingly original album.

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New Heights

At its best moments, Sorin’s New Heights is as poised as a dancer and as forceful as a car-crash.

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Time Spent In The Machine

From the first notes he sings over the popping bassline in Dynamite Parasite, former Slow Car Crash alumnus Omarr Awake delivers a retro funk reminiscent of the laid-back sass of Stevie Wonder’s Innervisions.

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Respect The Van

I think The Brothers Comatose are the
reincarnated soul of an old hillbilly from
Arkansas that was born inside a brokendown
banjo.

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Ninkasi Double Red Ale

The aroma is sweet with a bit of roastiness that provides a good outline of the beer’s flavor. On the tongue there’s more of the same—malty sweetness and roast notes delivered via moderate carbonation.

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Acting Out

I still struggle with the same questions that arose for me during that time—how can we make direct action more than an expression of upset? How can we best accomplish our ultimate goals?

What Idiot Called it ‘Staying Awake’ Instead of ‘Resisting a Rest’

We stood a few feet apart, under the grim pallor of the gas station fluorescents, the dark wall of the Grapevine looming behind us. I tried to hand him the wad of money again. “I’m telling you man, you guys picked the wrong weekend to play Los Angeles. You’re gonna be sorry if you go down there!”

Contemplating the Classics: Doom 3

Apropos of absolutely nothing, I’ve been thinking about Doom 3.

If We Can Make it Through December…

The only good thing about this time of year is fashion sense and eggnog

A Season of Homicides: The Murder of Marc Thompson

15 minutes into the conversation, he told L.T. that there was a dead body in the car. That didn’t sit well with L.T. and felt insensitive; it was as if “Marc was a suspect in his own murder.”

Supertime

This Week in Entertainment – December 15th-21st, 2014

15th | Monday GRUB Cooperative: Winter Solstice Celebration, Dena & Adam Moes, Destiny Love, Fire Dancers. 6:45pm – 8:45pm. Organic […]

Were Chico’s two anti-racism protests ‘separate but equal?’

“She’s got the ultimate power,” Jaquan said.

Horoscopes for December 15th, 2014

Horoscopes for December 15th, 2014

Necessaries

At first, I thought the “basic necessities” of Copiosis were a little goofy, and not just because of the redundancy. As far as I was concerned, food was the only universal necessity on the list

California Honeydrops at Lost On Main

by Joey Haney The  California Honeydrops brought their brand of feel-good party-blues to Lost on Main Street last Friday. They […]

The Ghost of Christmas Past

It wasn’t just the fact that they put up trees and lights and wrapped presents, it was the fact that they changed the way they behaved toward us, played a big game of pretend and indulged our innocence

Winter is Coming!

Congratulations, guys. Despite all your best efforts of boozing and other activities driven by depression, you’ve made it to another installment of pine-scented anxiety season

A Shapeless Thief

In bits and pieces over many years, my mother has described to me this earth, the one she inhabits, expansively elaborating on the theme of plates and colonies, as well as the Assay, a natural force that continually sorts us according to where we belong.

Dragon Age: Inquisition

Reviewing Inquisition has proven to be difficult; not because it is so complex a work, but rather because it is so damned large.