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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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Pixlr Express

Yes, now you can forget all about Instagram’s measly effects and turn your photos into something worth bragging about.

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Tweed, Logs, and Typey-Typey

The Tweed Ride is one of the loveliest events of the year and I want you all to go. Unless you don’t like fun, in which case you should take the time to reevaluate your priorities.

Not The Hero Chico Wanted… But The One We Deserved

Come to think of it, if this were a Joel Schumacher film, the capsule would be the size of a tomb. Annie and John Bidwell would come dancing out in a puff of smoke, each wearing impossibly sparkly catsuits

Twenty Years in the Trenches

I watch, in slight horror, as Chuck licks his lips and his eyes roll back into his head. He tips his head back, shapes his fists into devils’ horns, and then lurches forward in his chair.

Techno Lovesong

I started going to these illegal all-night parties when I was fourteen, in 1992, and for three years they were all my friends and I lived for. When I meet fourteen-year-olds now, this fact shocks me. We were children.

Best Bets – 11/17/14

If you’re a metal fan, there’s no other place to be on Sunday than at Lost.

This Week Only – 11/17/14

17 Monday Basement of Frustration: Freak Vibe, Icko Sicko, Outside Looking In, Strange Ones. 6pm, all ages, $5, (374 E […]

Turkey Bags and Trimming Scissors

Like it or not, marijuana cultivation has been and continues to be a huge underground source of income for many residents of Butte County.

Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare

Call of Duty, often abbreviated both affectionately and pejoratively as CoD, is both the industry’s poster boy and its whipping boy.

Supertime

MAD SWEET FLY PUMAS PART 2

We followed him. Lucy into the wardrobe, we felt our way in.

Into That Good Night

Death with dignity is probably my #1 social cause

Horoscopes for November 17th

Aries You can breathe a sigh of relief this week. Much of last week’s tension is lifting. Mars continues to […]

SILLIER STILL

The capitalists swept into office, and the Chico Silly Council is about to be sillier than ever.

Mad Sweet Fly Pumas – pt 1

We were the bright-burning kids of the secret night, day-glow denizens of the last true underground sub-culture that would ever be

Phoning It In

By the time you read this I’ll be married to the kindest, smartest, most loving man in the world.