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Silent Nights with the Rowan Amber Mill

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It’s often easy to overlook holiday music.  After all, we only listen to it for a few weeks a year (which is weird… a little like only listening to love songs when we’re in love; to the Beach Boys when …

Spin Cycle’s 2014 Holiday Gift Guide

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Whether you’re shopping for friends and family or picking out a well-deserved treat for yourself, here’s our take on the must-have releases for 2014 holiday gift-giving. NEW RELEASES various artists – Songs from the Black Meadow (blackmeadowtales) — Companion piece …

Emily Jones opens the Autumn Eye

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There’s this landscape. It’s always been there.  A few miles out of eye-shot, a few beats out of hearing, one feeling in the back of your neck and another in the pit of your stomach, a place where you go …

James Williamson – the Stooges Relicked

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Like the album that the Velvets almost made before Loaded, or the set that Hendrix was  working on at the time of his death, the fourth Stooges album is one of those legends that we never hear the end of. …

Little Annie – Catching Up and Moving Ahead

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Little Annie is exhausted Exhausted but exhilarated.  She’s just returned home to New York after a week in Toronto prepping what promises to be her most eagerly anticipated album… ever?  Certainly for a while.  Because it’s also her first to …

Who Killed Mister Moonlight & Other Bauhausian Riddles

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Across the thirty-five years that have elapse since Bauhaus first click, clack and grimly glam-rocked their way out of Britain’s post-punk miasma, they have been responsible for a lot of crimes.  Few of which they could ever have envisioned themselves, …