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30 November 2009

American Artifact: The Rise of American Rock Poster Art



American Artifact chronicles the rise of American rock poster art since its birth in the '60s.

Director Merle Becker crosses the country interviewing rock poster artists from the different eras to discover that America is currently in the midst of a 21st century "rock poster art movement", where thousands of artists around the country are doing silk screened rock poster art inspired by their local scene, the music of our time, and the spirit of our era.

The film explores the history / rise of the current rock poster movement in America, and features a cast of quirky / interesting, and extremely talented rock poster artists, talking about their work, and telling the story of their underground art movement.

Beginning in the 1960s in San Francisco with the birth of the dance concert, a rock poster accompanied almost every show that was put on during that era. Soon, people began pulling the posters off of the telephone poles, almost as quickly as they were put up, and promoters such as Bill Graham started to give them out at the end of his shows to advertise the next week's show.

The art, both beautiful and edgy, closely parallels the changes in American culture throughout the decades.

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25 November 2009

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24 November 2009

Rodriguez - Sugar Man (Live on KEXP)

23 November 2009

One Time We Lived (Animated Video) - Moby


22 November 2009

Holiday Gift Ideas for Musicians

19 November 2009

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17 November 2009

Download "Little Bird" from the upcoming Eels CD "End Times"


16 November 2009

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15 November 2009

Stream Neil Young's Dreaming Man



Dreamin' Man (Reprise)
Release Date: December 8, 2009

As part of its ongoing Archives Performance Series with legendary singer-songwriter Neil Young, Reprise Records will release Dreamin’ Man Live ’92, on December 8, 2009, on CD -- the vinyl pressing will be released on January 12, 2010.

The album is a complete live performance of Young’s album Harvest Moon drawn from various solo acoustic shows he performed in 1992 before the actual release of the Harvest studio recording, which makes this performance even more unique.

Dreamin’ Man Live ’92 revisits Harvest Moon 17 years after its release by pulling together a series of intimate solo acoustic performances Young did at the time. The album was produced by Young and John Hanlon and recorded and mixed by Tim Mulligan.

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11 November 2009

Syntaks - "Twentytwohundred"


Syntaks' Jakob Skott created this video for the song "Twentytwohundred" (from his group's full-length Ylajali), in which the parallels between the Danish artist's visual and aural sensibilities are...

10 November 2009

The Blakes: Ramshackle Hearse [music video]



Check out our review of the Blakes self-titled CD at OnlineRock.

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07 November 2009

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06 November 2009

On the Road Again: Asobi Seksu Goes on Tour



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05 November 2009

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03 November 2009

El Perro Del Mar Covers Lou Reed

02 November 2009

OnlineRock Podcast Vol. 35

Featuring:
1. Stricken City: Pull the House Down, Songs About People I Know on The Kora Records
2. Frankie Rose: Thee Only One, Thee Only One Single on Slumberland
3. Lymbyc Systym: Ghost Clock, Shutter Release on Mush Records
4. Molina and Johnson: Twenty Cycles to the Ground, Molina and Johnson on Secretly Canadian
5. Glass Ghost: The Same, Idol Omen on Western Vinyl
6. Yeasayer: Ambling Alp, Ambling Alp 12" on Secretly Canadian
7. Holopaw: The Art Teacher and the Little Stallion, Oh, Glory. Oh, Wilderness on Bakery Outlet
8. On Fillmore: Master Moon, Extended Vacation on Dead Oceans
9. Timber Timbre: Lay Down in the Tall Grass, Timber Timbre on Arts&Crafts Records
10. Jookabox: You Cried Me, Dead Zone Boys on Asthmatic Kitty Records
11. Systems Officer: Shape Shifter, Underslept on Temporary Residence
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01 November 2009

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