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  • Blogs

    December 12, 2013

    Musical Gift Ideas for People You Hate

    By Luke Winkie Around this time of year, a lot of music websites put up "Holiday Gift Guides." They're either earnest, and articulate, and full of enthusiastic suggestions for interesting items for the music lover in your life, or they're depressing corporate-sponsored flotsam and stand as a remark ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 3, 2012

    For Christmas, What do you Get the Music-Loving Acquaintance who Already has Nothing?

    Deep inside Spotify headquarters, at this very moment, some poor marketing team is tasked with the idea of making Spotify gift accounts sound like a good idea for a Christmas present. I know this because I am too cheap to pay to make the Spotify ads go away. So far they've been wise enough not to ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 15, 2012

    I Guess It's Time For Me To Listen To "Call Me Maybe"

    I used to love Summer Jams--a part of me still does. For that reason I would like to apologize personally to Carly Rae Jepsen for having, to date, not been pissed off about or aware of how frequently her single's been played on the radio. I hope my credentials are in order: When I was 12 I owned th ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 26, 2012

    Megaupload Goes Down: Five Lost Music-Stealing Technologies

    It's true: Megaupload has been gone an entire week, and for the millions of people who used the site because they like their totally legal for-pay cloud storage to come equipped with fake download links and massive flash banner ads I'm sure things have been difficult. For copyright holders, massiv ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 8, 2011

    The Last Space Shuttle Launch And Obsolete Music-Delivery Systems

    ​Friday morning's scheduled space shuttle launch, the last of 135 missions flown by the orbiters, marks the exact moment at which a space-travel technology from 1981 finally becomes obsolete. That's right: If you'd just overbuilt your music collection like NASA did with Atlantis, you could s ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 15, 2010

    Last Collector Standing: DJ Mahf on the Relationship Between Hip-Hop & Art, His Formative Years and His Brother Jim Mahfood's Influence

    Jon Scorfina​When not out competing in national DJ tournaments, DJ Mahf (a.k.a. Dan Mahfood) can be found scouring local record stores for hours on end, sometimes with a portable record player by his side. A life-long fan of funk, soul and hip-hop, Mahf used to use a fake I.D. to sneak into Bl ... More >>

  • Music

    July 25, 2007

    Streaming Weasel

    Ben Weasel gets digi with it.

  • News

    April 25, 2007

    Loop Chained

    The arrival of Noodles & Company and Chipotle has some Delmar business owners wondering where it will end.

  • Music

    June 1, 2005

    Get Your Acts Together

    Our handy guide to this year's Music Showcase

  • Music

    May 7, 2003

    High (and Dry) Fidelity

    Local music retailers are facing tough times and coming up with new ways to combat slumping sales across the industry -- if they don't file for bankruptcy, that is

  • Culture

    July 3, 2002

    Ice Ice Maybe

    A decade after Vanilla Ice melted down, he's back with the man who made him.

  • Music

    October 3, 2001

    Cruising on Denial

    Ascetic Records reaps rich rewards from its founders' parsimonious ways