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10 Questions: Rolfe Kent

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From News, posted 5.14.12. Rolfe Kent, composer of Sideways, About Schmidt, Up in the Air and the theme for TV’s Dexter, is this year’s recipient of BMI’s Richard Kirk Award for career achievement. Kent’s penchant for finding fresh sounds, and his delicate musical touch for films that combine both comedy and drama, have… Read more...


Sundance 2012: Rodriguez

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From News, posted 2.01.12. When Rodriguez took the stage to perform at BMI’s 8th annual Sundance Snowball, he was every bit the awe-inspiring rock poet first introduced in his 1970’s recordings. The only difference is now, everyone knows it. Born in 1942 in Detroit to Mexican immigrants, Sixto Diaz Rodriguez released his first single in… Read more...


Indie Spotlight: All Get Out

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From News, posted 10.05.10. With All Get Out, nothing is hidden; everything is personal. And loud. All of life’s ups, downs, triumphs, ditches, and valleys are in the band’s self titled EP. Songs like “Come My Way” are filled with hopeful guitars and melodies then swoon and swim in a way not to be forgotten.… Read more...


Indie Spotlight: Alex Winston

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From News, posted 10.05.10. Recent New York City transplant Alex Winston carries hometown Detroit with her. At about 16 and with encouragement from both her mom and her dad, she began playing venues and knocking on doors, soaking up her city’s rich sonic history even as she mingled with other members of its promising musical… Read more...


Indie Spotlight: Deluka

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From News, posted 10.05.10. Deluka are an English electronic, indie band, whose sound has been likened to nearly every genre from punk to disco, electro to indie, and new wave to no wave. Deluka’s fresh new sound is the eclectic evolution of Birmingham’s storied pedigree, a perfect storm of fluid electronic beats and hailing rock… Read more...


Indie Spotlight: Heypenny

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From News, posted 10.05.10. Fresh off a stint opening for pop superstar Ke$ha, playing for 2,000+ at the Florida Music Festival, playing Bonnaroo in 2009 and headlining Next Big Nashville for a capacity crowd, Heypenny has honed and perfected their craft. The group’s must-see live show is expanding their already devoted fanbase, and album Use… Read more...


Indie Spotlight: Bad Rabbits

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From News, posted 10.05.10. As rare as flawless gems, booty with brains and defrosting filet mignon, it is not often that a band breaks out with a powerful sound deserving of an entirely new genre. That is exactly the case, however, with Boston five-piece collective Bad Rabbits and their debut offering, “Stick Up Kids” EP,… Read more...


Indie Spotlight: Debutants

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From News, posted 10.05.10. The best artists have always torn up boundaries of genre and style, bridging musical realms to create a sound uniquely their own. On their new album, Why Can’t We Have Fun, Atlanta-based quartet Debutaunts take the smarts and edge of the underground and drop them in infectious, powerful and undeniable songs… Read more...


Indie Spotlight: Vanaprasta

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From News, posted 10.05.10. Vanaprasta formed in December of 2008, and the Los Angeles/Silver Lake experimental rock quintet has already generated a swift buzz through their blood-stirring live act and critically acclaimed debut “Forming the Shapes” EP. The band has earned a Los Angeles Times “Top Pick,” and examiner.com designated their forthcoming LP Healthy Geometry… Read more...


Indie Spotlight: White Belt Yellow Tag

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From News, posted 10.05.10. When Justin Lockey and Craig Pilbin became White Belt Yellow Tag, they’d already garnered critic-slaying-acclaim and a mastery of studio wizardry in past incarnations before they finally fell together and decided to make music as a pair. And once they did, they recorded Methods, their debut album, in three weeks -… Read more...


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