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    1. The Sharp Things photo by Alex Brown
      11 December 2013

      The Sharp Things: Grand Ambition

      Bandleader Perry Serpa on the NYC ensemble’s four-album series and the special challenges of running a rock orchestra.


      The Julie Ruin
      24 September 2013

      DIY or Die; Kathleen Hanna Returns with The Julie Ruin

      “There’s no higher compliment than to get feedback in person. To have someone come up to you 20 years later and say something you wrote saved their life is very gratifying, especially when you look back to when you first wrote it and wondered if anyone was even listening.”


      12 July 2013

      Dead Ending Release Second LP; Bondi Talks Punk Politics

      “Every time you hear that noise that says ‘We are the makers and you people are the takers’, there has to be some kind of soundtrack to that which says ‘fuck you’. I want to be part of that soundtrack,” stated Bondi.


      22 May 2013

      “Rich:” Beme The Rapper in Oakland

      Beme’s rap goes beyond the mere food/shit dichotomy. Beme’s “shit talk” is also music; the body is not a bank, but the music is rooted in the breath, the free improvisatory flow of words that are also tethered to the formalism of rhyme. Talk is ex-lax; rap betters the talking cure. It, too, is a work out that can make you less hungry. As a mural from the Oakland-based Community Rejuvenation Project suggests: there’d be less eating disorders and drug addictions if people were allowed to talk more, if word-jazz and singing were more acceptable. In this sense, Richard Berman is wrong: it’s harder to solve the obesity crisis by keeping your mouth closed. The extra energy you get from dieting has to go somewhere.


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      Exclusive video premiere: "I'll Dance with You" by King of Prussia

      22 April 2014

      This weird and wonderful video was filmed with a Super 8 camera on a glidecam in abandoned buildings around Atlanta.


      This week's "Big Takeover on Breakthru Radio" show: new Soft Science, Savage Republic, Stiff Little Fingers, Steinbecks and more!

      21 April 2014

      Also on this week’s show: Kitchens of Distinction, BLNX, Withered Hand, Sultans of Ping F.C., D.O.A., X, Marc Ganancias, The Spits, Toy, The New Mendicants, Small Faces, The Kinks, The Equals, Dave Dee, Dozy, Beaky, Mick & Tich, and Inventions!


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