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Friday Mix Tape: Top 6 Of The First 6

With my turn in the Friday Mix Tape rotation serendipitously coinciding with me dropping my Top 6 Of The First 6 list yesterday, it seemed only appropriate that I use

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The B List: Top 6 Of The First 6

With the first six months of 2011 beginning to feel like a distant memory, I figured it was time to continue a tradition by taking a look at my favorite six albums of the first half of the year for the Top 6 Of The First 6…


6) The Head And The HeartThe Head And The Heart

I’ll admit it, I had it in my mind that I wasn’t going to like The Head And The Heart’s self-titled debut, solely based on Bob Boilen of All Songs Considered fame not really being into it. It wasn’t until I caught the band’s exuberant performance of Lost In My Mind on Conan that I was finally ready to embrace the band’s brand of folk-pop, which doesn’t fall too far from the Blind Pilot tree. The Seattle-based act’s album is full of extremely likeable songs that immediately get stuck in your head, bouncy rhythms and lush three-part harmonies that are anchored by lead singer Josiah Johnson and beautifully accompanied by on the high end by Jonathan Russell and Charity Rose Thielen’s sultry, smoky vocals.

READ ON for the rest of Jeff’s Top 6 Of The First 6…

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Bloggy Goodness: Bonnaroo Cinema Tent

As we’ve repeatedly touted, Bonnaroo isn’t just about all the great bands that are playing amongst the tents and stages. There are a plethora of activities to keep you busy while

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The Low Anthem: Doug Fir Lounge, Portland, OR 5/13/11

While “folk” may be the most apropos moniker for what The Low Anthem creates, the band is magnificently unique in the way members shuffle between instruments. All four members are adept at navigating the singing saw, a strange xylophone hybrid, pump organ, stand-up bass, hollow body guitar, banjo, clarinet, and brass.  The unit radiated a passionate intensity with every plucked string and nimbly created exceptional warmth that few bands can muster.

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Bloggy Goodness: Outside Lands Returns

While we’ve been busy keeping you abreast of all the East Coast music fests, we haven’t forgot about our Left Coast readers as news came down earlier this week that

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Announcing: Bonnaroo X Lineup

Back in 2002, the large-scale music festival landscape in the United States was virtually nonexistent. So when Superfly Presents and AC Entertainment announced plans for a multi-day, jam-friendly fest, named

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