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Monday Rocks: Weezer "The Lion & The Witch" (2002)

Released exclusively to indie record retailers, this limited-edition, individually-numbered live EP captures Weezer onstage in Japan (circa...

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REMINDER: JEFITOBLOG SWEEPSTAKES!

I have in my possession a new and unopened copy of Willie Wisely’s Parador — released recently by the good people at Not Lame...

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bootleg city: warren zevon, “the electric werewolf strikes”

Man, I can’t fucking believe we’ve never had any Zevon here. That needs to change:like:now. So here’s The Electric...

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cutouts gone wild!: jellyfish, “fan club” (disc 2)

This week’s Cutouts Gone Wild! (and next week’s, and the week after that) is brought to you by our good friend Jason over at...

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cutouts gone wild!: jellyfish, “fan club” (disc 2)

This week’s Cutouts Gone Wild! (and next week’s, and the week after that) is brought to you by our good friend Jason over at...

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listening booth: hotel lights, “hotel lights”

Hotel Lights – Hotel Lights (2006)purchase this album Holy crap, is this record mellow. It couldn’t get any mellower if it had...

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listening booth: luka bloom, “innocence”

Luka Bloom – Innocence (2006)purchase this album I must begin by saying that, for a guy who spends so much time writing about these...

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listening booth: the weepies, “say i am you”

The Weepies – Say I Am You (2006)purchase this album The Weepies — or, as their moms call them, Deb Talan and Steve Tannen...

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listening booth: matt nathanson, “at the point”

Matt Nathanson – At the Point (2006)purchase this album Matt Nathanson killed my career as a recording artist. Well. Not really. But...

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listening booth: sean watkins, “blinders on”

Sean Watkins – Blinders On (2006)purchase this album Sean Watkins is the guitarist for Nickel Creek, which, if you’ve listened...

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Boots Week: Cheap Trick Germany ’83

In trying to figure out which Trick tracks to make available this week, I figured I’d showcase a particular show that included some...

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JEFITOBLOG SWEEPSTAKES!…plus some other cool stuff

I have in my possession a new and unopened copy of Willie Wisely’s Parador — released recently by the good people at Not Lame...

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The Popdose Guide to Lyle Lovett

I’ve had the conversation plenty of times now, but I’m always stunned when it takes place: Me and a friend or acquaintance,...

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the complete idiot’s guide to lyle lovett

I’ve had the conversation plenty of times now, but I’m always stunned when it takes place: Me and a friend or acquaintance,...

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Boots Week: Van Halen circa ’77

While the chances of ever seeing the original VH line-up put aside their egos and assorted differences are beyond slim, it is impossible to...

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concert, concert review tonight: stellastarr*/The Editors

jefito’s note: The following review was awesomely and enthusiastically guest-blogged by Klea Scharberg, courtesy of the good people...

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listening booth: chicago, “stone of sisyphus” (alternate)

Since running my original post on Chicago’s unreleased Stone of Sisyphus album, I’ve received a ton of requests to repost the...

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The Popdose Guide to Kenny G

It’s April at last, and spring is officially in the air. What better time to devote an entire Idiot’s Guide to my favorite jazz...

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bootleg city: brian wilson, “landylocked”

I was all set to go with something else for Bootleg City this week, but then Doctor Eugene Landy had to up and die, so here we are, taking...

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Coming In April: Jason Falkner "Everyone Says Its On"

All 24 tracks from this Japan-only release will be available to CHARITY SLICE readers. Stay tuned....

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Urgh! A Music War

1981 may not seem to be the most memorable year in rock history, but, in hindsight, the ratio of great bands all occupying the Earth at the...

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The Cult 2006 Tour mp3’s

I’ll never forget first hearing The Cult’s UK “Revolution” EP. I was instantly transfixed by the regal, yet organic...

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pre-order alert: the yayhoos, “put the hammer down”

Summer has always given us hope that our favorite Rock and Roll band was about to put out that next big sing-a-long blockbuster hit. Wild...

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you read that right

From Billboard: Replacements members Paul Westerberg, Tommy Stinson and Chris Mars have reunited to record two new songs for an upcoming...

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for just pennies a day…

Thanks to a handful of kind souls, the unofficial pledge drive’s official tally currently stands at $36.50 $61.50 $96.50 $116.50...

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cutouts gone wild!: jellyfish, “fan club” (disc 1)

This weeks Cutouts Gone Wild! (and next week’s, and the week after that) is brought to you by our good friend Jason over at...

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so popular it hurts

Looks like I’m going to be about 50 gigs over my bandwidth limit this month, at $1/gig. Gonna be switching hosts in the next few...

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listening booth: al anderson, “after hours”

Al Anderson – After Hours (2006)purchase this album For those expecting an album of bad-attitude rockers, a la Anderson’s last...

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listening booth: jackie greene, “american myth”

Jackie Greene – American Myth (2006)purchase this album I don’t know what it is that drives me to studiously avoid heavily...

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listening booth: neko case, “fox confessor brings the flood”

Neko Case – Fox Confessor Brings the Flood (2006)purchase this album You know what? I’m wrong. A lot. And when I am, I...