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April 12, 2006
  Music Interview: Windows '78 blast offPDF files may take a moment to load

In case modern progressive rock has lost its ability to satisfy your inner geek­--and the only way to fight exam time depression is to feed the nerd--maybe it's time for you to succumb to the awesome powers of space rock and welcome Windows '78 into your life. The band's latest album, The Window Seat, is an extremely mellow disc with lyrics discussing robots, technology, and a little bit of psychology.

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April 12, 2006
  Music Interview: Run sausage runPDF files may take a moment to load

Musicians experience many career ups and downs in the tumultuous roller coaster ride of the recording industry. One record may be a hit, the next may flop and sometimes it seems as if the flow of inspiration is never a constant. For this reason you truly have to admire those artists who never seem to run out of fresh ideas. Sometimes, to keep the ideas coming, artists need to turn to bizarre sources of inspiration. Experimental indie outfit Run Chico Run have their own source to keep the well from running dry.

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April 12, 2006
  Music Interview: Chimaira resurrects American metalPDF files may take a moment to load

With Bermuda Shorts Day nearly upon us, we need to pick up our book-bludgeoned and bloodied bodies, slowly regain our monitor-induced fuzzy vision and look towards the sweet nectar of the Gods before us. A popular weapon in students' battles to forget the tests looming before us like judgement from the academic beast is the black gold hailed as Jagermeister. Those Godlike beings responsible for raining Jagermeister from the heavens remind us that in the war of life, music tames even the most savage beast.

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April 12, 2006
  Music Interview: Death Cab For CutiePDF files may take a moment to load

Eloquence, vanity, precision and proficiency are just four words to sum up Atlantic Records' newest powerhouse, Death Cab for Cutie. Like several other indie-pop bands of late, Death Cab, who are currently co-headlining a tour with Franz Ferdinand, have broken into mainstream acceptance. Dastardly imposing their brash personification of musical talent upon thousands around the world, the boys from Seattle have found ways to stay busy, selling out shows at every stop.

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April 12, 2006
  Music Interview: Minus The Bear abandon monkey knife fights for maturityPDF files may take a moment to load

Camping is a lot safer when Minus the Bear is around. Cheesy grizzly bear jokes aside, Seattle's Minus the Bear is more than just a silly name. With the release of their latest album, Menos El Oso, the five piece indie-pop group has shown they've musically matured, shying away from the funny song lyrics and titles they have been known for in the past. Bassist Cory Murchy, credits the maturity on the album to the years the members have spent together as a band.

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April 12, 2006
  Music Interview: Shout Out Out Out OutPDF files may take a moment to load

His back arches, his head snaps forward, somewhere nearby a girl screams. Suddenly he's on the ground with the most livid look on his face, the centre of attention as people wonder what happened to the kid in jeans and a t-shirt--who they expected to be in a typical grunge or punk band--to make him choose this end? Who would expect he'd turn to dance music?

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April 12, 2006
  Music Interview: The HorrorpopsPDF files may take a moment to load

Energy, emotion and musical talent don't go as far as they should these days. Bands are given images to live by, catering to the current trends of recluse followers and slackers. These transients and whores of popular culture watch, waiting for the next flamboyant, mascara wearing, clash of ideals and monopolistic regiment. Thankfully, there are still a few bands out there who just want to rock. One of these balls of flamboyance and charm is Epitaph Records' Horrorpops.

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April 06, 2006
  Music Interview: A veritable horde of HylozoistsPDF files may take a moment to load

Paul Aucoin has been a busy man the last few years. Besides contributing to or producing such bands as The Old Soul, the Fembots, Cuff the Duke and the Golden Dogs, he somehow found the time to form the Hylozoists. The band's first album, 2002's entirely instrumental La Nouvelle Gauche, was mostly performed by Aucoin, but when it was time to form a band to tour in support of the album, Aucoin assembled himself an army of musicians from other bands.

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April 06, 2006
  Music Interview: The suite sounds of SummersPDF files may take a moment to load

When routine becomes too comfortable and life starts feeling monotonous, boredom is rather inescapable. Some may try to shake-up routine through acts of spontaneity like not going to work, getting evicted, living on the street for a while, et cetera. Jazz artist Johnny Summers leaves home to study with professional musicians.

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April 06, 2006
  Music Interview: Givin' up rock 'n roll lifestyle for motherhoodPDF files may take a moment to load

The idea behind rock 'n roll is to fight the establishment and really stick it to the man with a side of drugs, alcohol and sex. But for Nathan's Keri Latimer, the rebellious side of rock 'n roll has been ruled out. Latimer is with child, giving up the usual indulgences of musicians, but still playing the regular bar shows and eagerly awaiting the summer festival circuit.

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