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 » Full Dark, No Stars - Stephen King's new novella questions mankind's ability to trust others.
[02.21.2011 by Bridget Doyle]

MUSIC

 » The Top 30 Albums of 2010 - Fashionably, fabulously late, our favorite music (and believe me, there was a LOT) of 2010, the year that some have called the best year for music ever. And only some of those fools work here. Plenty of usual suspects, lots of ties and a few surprises that I won't spoil, including our unexpected #1.
[12.24.2010 by The LAS Staff]

MUSIC

 » Live: Surfer Blood/The Drums at Lincoln Hall, Chicago, IL - Remember when Weezer used to put together records that you could sing along to and rock out to? That's what Surfer Blood's show was like!
[11.04.2010 by Cory Tendering]

Music Reviews

Screaming Females - Castle Talk
»Screaming Females
Castle Talk
Don Giovanni
Trent Reznor & Atticus Ross - The Social Network [Original Soundtrack]
»Trent Reznor & Atticus Ross
The Social Network [Original Soundtrack]
The Null Corporation
Deerhunter - Halcyon Digest
»Deerhunter
Halcyon Digest
4AD
No Age - Everything in Between
»No Age
Everything in Between
Sub Pop
Robyn - Body Talk Pt. 1/ Body Talk Pt. 2
»Robyn
Body Talk Pt. 1/ Body Talk Pt. 2
Konichiwa
The Walkmen - Lisbon
»The Walkmen
Lisbon
Fat Possum
» "Keep being open to new influences, go out and actively look and explore the world and let yourself be inspired by it. There's so much amazing stuff around that it shouldn't be too hard." An interview with artist Mate Steinforth, via the Spraygraphic blog, the Community for Creative Minds. NOT RELATED: The entire Linkd'Up database, "categorised & cross-referenced." [07.15.2008 01:00 pm]

» For the first time Esopus Magazine is streaming audio from the sold-out compilations that accompanied the publications's first seven back issues for free via their website. The collection includes songs from Low, Cadence Weapon, Kimya Dawson, Dean Wareham, the Mountain Goats, Grant Hart, Avey Tare, Tara Jane ONeil, Devendra Banhart, the Rosebuds, the Dirty Projectors, Califone, Ryan Adams, Marnie Stern, and dozens of others. The magazine's most recent issue, Esopus #10, was released earlier in the spring. [07.15.2008 12:00 pm]

» Some Ben Sollee guy kicks off what a publicist gleefully cheers as the "First Folk Hip Hop Battle" by dissing Kanye West. NOT RELATED: This summer resurgent hip-hop label Delicious Vinyl revisits two classic songs from legendary alternative rap collective The Pharcyde with "The Pharcyde RMXXS," from the much-buzzed Delicious RMXXOLOGY album, and to celebrate all original members of the Pharcyde - Imani, Bootie Brown, Fatlip & Slimkid3 - will reunite for the Rock The Bells traveling hip-hop festival. [07.15.2008 11:00 am]

» With only two more shows left on her current tour with Jonathan Rice and Nik Frietas, Saddle Creek recording artist Maria Taylor had her van broken into on Friday in San Francisco. According to the label, "the band are pretty devastated as the culprits got away with 6 guitars, 2 suitcases, pedals, and plenty of merch." If anyone has any information as to the looted gear, please have them send a message to info@saddle-creek.com. RELATED: "Is it inevitable that at some point every musician or band gets his or her gear stolen?" If you ask The Locust, who had everything stolen in St. Louis last fall, right down to their deodorant, the answer is yes. [07.15.2008 10:00 am]

» The beautiful Finca el Retorno Eco-Shelters, a project located in Guatapé, Antioquia, Colombia, "at two hours from Medellín, a place with natural potential." The quiet but powerful glance of the slate gray structure "unfolds from its verdant environs with a low-profile envelope that rises out from under a grassy hill," and has greatly raised the profile of the building firm, G ateliers Architecture. NOT RELATED: Weird collages from artist Nina Bayley. [07.15.2008 09:00 am]

» The people at Ubisoft had a lot of ideas on where to take the 3rd version of Rayman's Raving Rabbids, but they didn't know how to put it all together." Enter LAS staff writer Bob Ladewig, who helped develop the storyline for the 3rd version of the game, which he says is "a very fun game for the Wii." RELATED: Video search results for Bob Ladewig, including a number of his Impress These Apes comedy bits. [07.15.2008 08:00 am]

» The multi-faceted, three-day Outside Lands Music & Arts Festival has announced the lineup for the weekend at Golden Gate Park in August, which will include Radiohead, Beck, The Black Keys, Lupe Fiasco, Two Gallants, Wilco, Rodrigo Y Gabriela, Andrew Bird, Stars, Bon Iver and many others. NOT RELATED: More Gore At Spain Bull Festival. [07.15.2008 07:00 am]

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