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The Wind Rises

“When reality becomes impossible,” Miyazake seems to say, “you must dream, and then you must live.”

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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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How You Say… Wait, What?

It’s hard to pinpoint the single weirdest person I’ve ever met, but in the running is this girl named Zoey.

Thank You Baghdad

Air Force Colonel, Doctor Jon C. Bowersox entered my life one afternoon in 2005, while I was speed walking down the hallway of the Presidential palace. Jon is my wonderful loving husband now, but when I first met him, I found him rather annoying.

The Art of Matt Loomis

There’s something about his art that I find deeply appealing; there’s a sort of heaviness to it, a strange harmony between beautiful and menacing

Total War: Attila

Attila is made up of strong setting and bold experimentation, woven well into the gameplay and a little sloppily into the UI, and executed into one of the dirtiest, most desperate Grand Strategy games I’ve ever played.

Event Calendar – Week of February 23, 2015

Featured Events 23rd | Monday          Your Mom’s House: Cat Sweater Knitting Party. 3am-3:30am, 21+ 24th | […]

Mahalo / 감사합니다

When the idea is first presented, it’s framed as a vacation. “Just think, it’s your last semester of college! Wouldn’t it be great to take a little week-long break in the middle of it?”

Living in a Fog

Fog or Smoke, fighting through the plague, Dragon’s Blood, and the danger of internet memes

New Wave Prom 2015

As many of you already know, New Wave Prom was fantastic this year.

A Frugal Anniversary

Valentine’s Day was a couple weeks back, meaning low-cost, low-pressure dates are back in fashion. Rejoice, dating types—you can now happily attempt a frugal date. (Single persons: remain as you were.)

Supertime

Horoscopes – Week of February 23, 2015

Aries Part of you is extremely conscious of what is going on in your life. Another part of you has […]

Stand-Up

I was surprised at how vulgar the performances were. I don’t mind vulgarity, but they didn’t seem to know much of anything past jokes about dicks and vaginas.

Purple Rain

As compared to our Led Zeppelin IV tribute in Sept, this show will have quite a bit more mixed media; Videos, dances… We’re trying to make it feel more like a show start to finish. The music will be great, but we also want people to forget that they are in the BMU Auditorium in Chico and suck them into our Prince infested imaginations.

Focus on the Future

…for some reason I’ve committed myself to driving this sour tin can into the ground. It’s like a challenge, I want to beat the car. I want to drive it until it crumbles like the Garthim when Jen plunged the shard into the Dark Crystal

Zen and the Art of Hurting Yourself & Breaking Things

Tour vehicle maintenance is an important part of being a musician. Your car or van WILL break eventually, and when it does, you’ll need to be prepared to dive into its guts and perform the necessary surgeries. This column will in no way help with that.