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Art Loves Music: An Exclusive Taste Of TV On The Radio

Art Loves Music: An Exclusive Taste Of TV On The Radio

There were only a few things crackling during Art Basel weekend with more raw energy than what was unleashed during TV on the Radio’s Friday night set. On the second night of the “Art Loves Music” series, the Brooklyn-based rock n’ soul ensemble took to the mini stage at ...

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December 5th, 2011

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How To Craft The Perfect Yoga Playlist

How To Craft The Perfect Yoga Playlist

Imagine you have a bowl of incredible vanilla bean ice cream, and the toppings you add to your sundae can only heighten the delicious experience, depending on what it is you are trying to create and satiate based on your cravings. Well, this is exactly how I think about ...

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December 5th, 2011

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Nas Is Like: Miami State Of Mind

Nas Is Like: Miami State Of Mind

When I first visited Ricochet in Miami last weekend, my first thought was, how the hell is this joint planning on housing an oversized crowd of VIPs  for four nights of Art Basel? Here are the facts: the spot is the 21st Century brainchild of Alan Roth and Tommy Pooch, the ...

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December 2nd, 2011

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An Intimate Peek At Bear Creek

The 5th Annual Bear Creek Music & Arts Festival was a whirlwind of funky tunes, warm people and chilling temperatures. The four-day event brought enthusiastic fest families together along the East Coast for yet another milestone installment. Bands like Lettuce, Soulive, ...

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December 1st, 2011

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Umphrey’s McGee: Top 10 Covers Of 2011

Umphrey’s McGee: Top 10 Covers Of 2011

Chicago-based jam band Umphrey’s McGee is known for their improvisational, heavy prog-rock sound. They are always finding new ways to spice up live shows, and more often than not, a snazzy cover jam sneaks its way onto each prized set list. When it comes to choosing these ...

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November 30th, 2011

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A Percussion Discussion With Mike Dillon

A Percussion Discussion With Mike Dillon

Following Garage A Trois’ set at Bear Creek, Melodysiac had the opportunity to chat backstage with Mike Dillion. In the limelight, the Texan-born percussionist looks like a total badass, but when it comes to reality, he’s a down-to-earth soul just in it for the love of ...

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November 30th, 2011

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Avey Tare On Tour

Avey Tare On Tour

There are not many ways to accurately describe Animal Collective’s sound. Adjectives like ‘weird’ and ‘strange’ usually come attached to the genre categorized as experimental psychedelic, and it takes a discerning ear to truly connect with this unique ensemble. Founding ...

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November 28th, 2011

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Cruisin’ With Rick Rubin: A Black Sabbath Reunion

Cruisin’ With Rick Rubin: A Black Sabbath Reunion

The news of Black Sabbath’s reunion on 11/11/11 was a milestone occasion set for a most memorable date. The band that has been credited for creating heavy metal and components of psychedelic hard rock is back. And, unlike many other bands, Black Sabbath isn’t in it for the ...

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November 23rd, 2011

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Why I Love To Slappa Da Bass

Why I Love To Slappa Da Bass

In essence, every instrument is a paintbrush on the canvas of sound. My brush happens to manifest in the form of the bass guitar. I first picked up the bass at 15, and I’ve been playing gigs for almost as long. I haven’t kept count, but there have been a lot of ‘em. Most of ...

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November 23rd, 2011

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Orchard Lounge: The Buzz On Queen B

Orchard Lounge: The Buzz On Queen B

Late-night pioneers of the electro underground, Orchard Lounge is the vision of Bethany ‘Queen B’ Lokken, her husband Spencer Lokken and their best friend, Ben Silver. The Chicago-based outfit spills space disco funk and booty bumpin’ beats from the speakers, keeping kicks ...

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November 23rd, 2011

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