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14 Aug

Gnarls Barkley hits groove at festival; Dylan puts on an anticlimactic finish

Monday, August 11, 2008
By Scott Mervis, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

The most thrilling moments of the day came from Gnarls Barkley, making its Pittsburgh debut. The team of Danger Mouse and Cee-Lo, fronting a band that could have backed James Brown at the Apollo, offered a mix of old school soul and chaotic rock ‘n’ roll on songs such as “Run (I’m a Disaster),” “Just a Thought” and a cover of Violent Femmes’ “Gone Daddy Gone.”

Brooklyn’s We Are Scientists and Oxford Collapse sound an ocean apart

AUGUST 7, 2008

“We Are Scientists sometimes seem peculiarly geared to the Isle, as if McDonald’s started offering shepherd’s pie and plenty of pissing English rain. Meanwhile, its counterparts Oxford Collapse hark back to indie music B.C. (before Cobain), with big wavering walls of distortion and a chunky pulse that recalls the days of Pixies, Dinosaur Jr. and Archers of Loaf.”

“Ambient punk” band Deerhunter plays Garfield Artworks

AUGUST 7, 2008

“…the band’s next record, Microcastle, has a lot in common with doo-wop and the Everly Brothers but ‘through this kind of schizophrenic lens,’ Cox recently told Pitchfork. ‘I’m really interested in girl groups, Phil Spector and stuff like that, and I feel like all we owe anybody is to explore what we’re into.’ “

Indie darlings Tapes ‘N Tapes perform at Club CafĂ© with Br’er Fox

AUGUST 7, 2008

“…the band went into the studio with Dave Fridmann, who has recorded Sleater-Kinney and the Flaming Lips. His production gives Walk It Off a big sound that often sounds overdriven and ready to test the limits of the speakers; it straddles a lo-fi distinction while keeping everything in high relief.”

Tilly and the Wall makes a natural transition

By Regis Behe
Thursday, July 31, 2008

A fourth grade class posted a homemade video to the song “Beat Control” on YouTube, and the band recently recorded the ABC song for a forthcoming show on “Sesame Street.”
“When we were asked to do that, it was one of our biggest accomplishments,” Pressnall says.

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