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New Jersey’s Best Rock Bands

Somewhere Down in the Swamps of Jersey It’s a beautiful state. One that I, and at least one other writer on this blog, hail from. There have been several things written and said about the Garden State in recent years. Most of it has not been flattering. Who to blame? Reality televisions stars, corrupt politicians, […]

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Seven Anti-Work Songs

(This post is a response to a link that appeared on the List Off Facebook page. It is also dedicated to my new supervisor, who is a dick.) Since the dawn of time, man has been infuriated by bosses, whether it be kings, politicians, or heads of households. And since that time, man has written […]

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Bands With the Color Black

To be in a band with the color (or shade, rather) black in the name, chances are you and your bandmates are pretty tough cookies. Being “black” is about living up to a bad-ass reputation, right? Black is rock and roll at its most bright; dark, deep, seductive, mysterious – all things that make rock […]

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Top 7 Non-Album Tycho Tracks

No, not Tycho Brahe, the famous 16th century Danish astronomer (whose studies managed to confuse me, and propel me into failing many a-quizzes in my college Astronomy course); but close! Here’s how. Scott Hansen (stage name Tycho) is a graphic designer and electronic musician based out of San Fransisco, CA, who has created some really […]

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Top 7 R.E.M. Water Songs

You know, I didn’t wake up today thinking about doing this particular list. I had a few others in mind. I got up this morning, saw that it was such a nice, sunny day, and thought to myself, “Why jinx it by writing about rain and floods and all that stuff?” Well, it turned out […]

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