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Top 10 Reasons (Some Believe) Elvis is Still Alive (Part 1)

Apr
23

It's a simple fact of life: everyone knows an Elvis fan. But only a select few of us are lucky enough to know an individual who believes that Elvis is still alive. Especially these days, when The King would be nearly 80 years old. Lucky for you, faithful readers, that you know me because I believe all kinds of crazy shit. I believe in chemtrails and aliens and fake moon landings, but I especially believe the idea that the King of Rock and Roll is not only alive and well, but laughing his old ass off at all of the idiots that believe that he is dead and Paul McCartney is still alive. Here are the top 10 totally not true but possibly somewhat plausible, completely for entertainment and enjoyment, reasons why...

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New Baroque Pop: "Admiral Orofino, Or, 'The Deliv'ryman Of Much Secrets And Death'" - Barry Uhl

Apr
23

It's not everyday you get a smashing baroque pop track to fall in your lap, and it's even more not every day that said track comes coupled with an Edward Gorey/Lemony Snickett-esque illustrated coffee table book to go along with it. Meet Barry Uhl.

Unwind with the Pokemon Theme as an R&B Slow Jam

Apr
21

The Pokemon theme is a lot of things (iconic and awesome are two words you can use to describe it), but it'd be a hard sell to say that it's the kind of song that could get a kid to mellow out. Luckily, musician Scott Bradlee has put together a version of the theme that'll having you chilling and nostalgia-ing at the same time. It's a 90s-esque slow jam cover that just might get you wishing for a Pokemon-themed R&B club. Someone Kickstart that please.

The Mick’s Picks: 80’s Music for the New Millennium

Apr
18

You want to dance like it’s 1986, but can’t stomach the idea of listening to something created by mullet-sporting, spandex-wearing, shoulder pad-rocking weirdos. What are you to do? Read on, that’s what.

Fresh Goo - Music Droppings from the Week of 4/16

Apr
17

Welcome back to another week's steaming pile of Fresh Goo, now come, lean over and waft with me: . . . yes, notes of Mexican punk and library funk, a dash of Canadian post-rock, and generous helpings of industrial grunge. Life can be so kind.

New Music... Tuesday! Or Wednesday!: Late, Late, Late, and More!

Apr
16

Thanks for tuning in to the next installment of New Music Monday, the most usually punctual but currently pressed for time column on our beloved 8CN. There's a whole slewin' spank of steaming new music being released this week, and I'm bound and determined to do my best to tell ya what's good and bad, and what's a waste of your goddamn time. Thanks for stopping by!

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Fresh Goo - Music Droppings from the Week of 4/9

Apr
09

Welcome back to another week of Fresh Goo's handpicked tunes. It's been an uncommonly great week for jazz and horn fans, with the biggest surprise coming from a flooring cover of "It's My Party" by Icona Pop. Step in and have a listen.

Antemasque: A New Project From Alien-Prog/Funk Vets Omar Rodriguez-Lopez and Cedric Bixler-Zavala [UPDATED]

Apr
08

Incessant groove-machine Omar Rodriguez-Lopez has yet another side project going, a thus-far mysterious group titled Antemasque which includes long-time bandmate, best bud, and fellow Mars Volta founder Cedric Bixler-Zavala.

Eluusif - Aliens Do It Better [Music Review]

Apr
07

If you’re a fan of EDM/dubstep AND of sci-fi, I’ve found something that perfect for you. If you've ever wished for an extraterrestrial invasion that involved dancing cats and snarky alien DJs, you are in luck. Eluusif has landed.

New Music Monday: RIP David Lamb of Brown Bird

Apr
06

It's time once again for a new edition of New Music Monday, 8CN's most Nico worshipping column. This week NMM will be in mourning to honor the passing of David Lamb, one half of Rhode Island based neo-folk duo Brown Bird, who passed away over the weekend after a relapse of the leukemia he'd been battling against for a while now. Lamb's partner and the other half of Brown Bird, MorganEve Swain posted the sad news to the band's Facebook page on Saturday and it produced an immediate response from fans and friends who had been kept updated on his progress via social media and online pledge campaigns.

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Mastodon Announces New Album, Once More Round the Sun

Apr
04

Prog-metal favorites Mastodon have just announced their sixth album to date, called Once More Round the Sun.

Fire and the Romance [Mini Music Review]

Apr
04

Fire and the Romance has an enthralling indie rock sound and a not-to-be-missed EP called The Adaptations due out later in the spring.

Fresh Goo - Music Droppings from the Week of 4/2

Apr
02

Welcome back to this week's Fresh Goo, where I wanted to prank ya'll, but didn't have the time to record myself covering these fine tracks, of which there are many. We have the country-gone-metal sounds of Wovenhand, the grandiose funk of Apollo Brown, the Flaming Lips' epic April Fools campaign, and much more!

Monks of Mellonwah: Turn the People [Music Review]

Mar
31

When it comes to music, doesn't everyone like to the be the guy or girl who "heard them" first? There's something satisfying about seeing a band you "discovered" cross over into the mainstream. If you like alternative rock along the lines of Red Hot Chili Peppers, Muse, or Incubus... you need to hear about these guys so you can claim "I found them first!" One of my best friends in the world is the king of recommendations. He’s referred me to countless bands that I instantly warmed to - including New Coke, Chelsea Wolfe, and Ty Segall (all of whom I hope to write about sooner or later). I recently gave a listen to another of his recommendations - an Australian group called The Monks of Mellonwah.

New Music Monday: The Used, Manchester Orchestra, Lacuna Coil, and More!

Mar
31

Time for another installment of New Music Monday the most dastardly deeded column hovering around the 8CN universe. There's a whole steamin' slew of spanking new music being releasedt his week and I'll do my best to tell ya what's good, what's bad, and what need to be tossed out the window and covered in bird droppings. Thanks for stopping by!

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