About freaky songs…

I’ve probably listened to the song “Rock & Roll” by Dr. Dog upwards of 400 times. But this past week as I listened to it on my walk to class, I began to wonder what it was about this song that made me keep coming back to it. The opening
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The Westies use Irish, American rhythms to craft debut album

West Side Stories is The Westies’ recently released first full album. This folk-rock band is led by gruff and angsty Michael McDermott, who has had a tumultuous ride in both career and personal life. Early troubles bounced McDermott between various bands and lead to a relatively long solo career through the
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The Based God blesses Memorial Glade

It was Friday evening, the end of the first week of classes at UC Berkeley, and a metamorphosis was taking place. Earlier in the day, students threw Frisbees across the sunny lawn, but as the moon rose over the night sky, Memorial Glade transformed into a spiritual sanctuary. Hundreds of
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My life, in fiction

On Jan. 14, I sent a text message to my best friend. It read: “Is saying, ‘This is fiction,’ enough to convince someone that what you wrote isn’t true?” The night before, I had just finished reading Lena Dunham’s notorious nonfiction essay collection, “Not That Kind of Girl.” Scratch that.
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Sleater-Kinney reunites after hiatus, produces spitfire album

“We’re wild and weary but we won’t give in,” shrieks singer, Carrie Brownstein (“Portlandia”) on “Bury Our Friends,” a track off of Sleater-Kinney’s eighth album, No Cities To Love. This seems to be an accurate statement for the band itself, as it has finally returned after an almost 10-year hiatus,
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