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Good Listens: Amanda Merdzan

January 27, 2011

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Originally from Perth, Western Australia, Amanda Merdzan visited New York recently to play eight gigs over the course of three months and we just so happened to meet at a competition where people humped the air! It was a pleasure. Give her a listen at http://www.myspace.com/amandamerdzan My favorite song is “To Know You”

Air Sex East Coast Regionals (2011)

January 20, 2011

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Tim League, owner and founder of the Alamo Drafthouse in Austin, Texas (also home to the music festival Austin City Limits) saw how popular air sex had become in Japan and decided to bring it to America, Iron Chef style. I attended the Air Sex East Coast Regionals in NYC on Friday, 11 January, at the Mercury Lounge […]

Five Stroke Roll

December 29, 2010

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In drumming, we have rudiments. These are your standard “phrases” with which a drummer builds upon. A five stroke roll, as demonstrated above by a humanoid drumming machine, is one of many rudiments, and so happens to be one of my favorites. These phrases can be altered by differentiating accents, tempos, and dynamic (volume)–making for […]

“Hello Sir” by Michelle Ferreira

October 25, 2010

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Presenting the wonderfully talented Michelle Ferreira…

Bonnaroo & Austin City Limits

October 25, 2010

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I’ve been to Bonnaroo twice and Austin City Limits once, and I’ve held these experiences in the highest regard.  There truly is something to be said for an event where a great mass of well-intentioned people can gather and share the enveloping experience of live music. Picture these events as ephemeral utopias—people are nice, spirits […]