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Monthly Archives: April 2013

Musician Quote: The Clash’s Joe Strummer On Being Tough

“The toughest thing is facing yourself. Being honest with yourself, that’s much tougher than beating someone up. That’s what I call tough.”  – Joe Strummer from New Wave Punk Rock Explosion. The Clash frontman Joe Strummer was an activist with a philosophical bent. The songs he wrote with the Clash in the 70s protested the … Continue reading »

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Best New Electronic Soul Artist: Flume

Australian beatmaker Flume was 13 when he found a promotion for a music production program in his cereal box. Who knew this surprise would lead him to the cutting-edge of the underground scene? “More Than I Thought” is the arty new video from this up-and-coming electronic soul artist. [youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qo6bLY0A2kE] Flume dropped his first EP “Sleepless” … Continue reading »

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The Cure: History and Best Songs

The Cure are one of the great U.K. rock pop bands. Influenced by the savage punk era, the post-punk sound keeps the angst and adds sophisticated melodies and instruments. Robert Smith leads all of his songs with brave melancholy. The love poetry of the lyrics pushes against the gentle, persistent wash of the keys and … Continue reading »

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DJ Calvin Harris Sings To Club Beats: Latest Full-Length Features Florence

DJ Calvin Harris breaks the unspoken rule that DJs should not sing to their club beats. Bravely stepping up with a headset microphone and simple, catchy love songs he has now become a worldwide sensation. [youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YzujNk-yYrE] Born in Dumfries, Scotland in 1984, Calvin Harris’s bedroom recordings were first released in 1999 under the name Stoufer. … Continue reading »

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