MEN – Talk About Body Album Review

The debut LP release by MEN — JD Samson of Le Tigre’s newest project — released early this month. Known for funky DIY outfits (mouse house hats!) and topical lyrics with the goal of giving a voice to the young and the lesbian, Talk About Body opened to mixed reviews. The album is criticized primarily for going too mainstream — in an attempt to keep up with the Lady Gagas of now — and for lyrics that include radical, provocative stuff like, “Buy me another sewing machine/ Don’t give me another war.” What critics are forgetting, though, is that the project’s eclectic style and production works, regardless of the band’s intended goals. If you miss Le Tigre, “Life’s Half Price”

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garage _ psych _ dance Non-Official SXSW Party: Night Recap

SXSW 2011 was the first time REDEFINE has ever attempted to throw a SXSW event. We went big. We booked thirty amazing bands to play two stages at a 22-bedroom vegan co-op called House Of Commons. All party-attending patrons were treated to 3,000+ 16-ounce cans of beer, courtesy of Dos Equis. In short: a jolly good time! Special thanks to our partners, Marjorie Owens of Clumsy N Shy and Gina Altamura, as well as our photographer Koury Angelo! Our event officially began… late… and with a few cancellations. What we’ve learned is: getting bands to a noon o’ clock show during SXSW is quite difficult. And who can blame them, really? SEE ALSO: Our DAY and EXTRAS recaps. Blood Beach

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garage _ psych _ dance Non-Official SXSW Party: Extras Recap

SXSW 2011 was the first time REDEFINE has ever attempted to throw a SXSW event. We went big. We booked thirty amazing bands to play two stages at a 22-bedroom vegan co-op called House Of Commons. All party-attending patrons were treated to 3,000+ 16-ounce cans of beer, courtesy of Dos Equis. In short: a jolly good time! Special thanks to our partners, Marjorie Owens of Clumsy N Shy and Gina Altamura, as well as our photographer Koury Angelo! Our event officially began… late… and with a few cancellations. What we’ve learned is: getting bands to a noon o’ clock show during SXSW is quite difficult. And who can blame them, really? SEE ALSO: Our DAY and NIGHT recaps, where it

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garage _ psych _ dance Non-Official SXSW Party: Day Recap

SXSW 2011 was the first time REDEFINE has ever attempted to throw a SXSW event. We went big. We booked thirty amazing bands to play two stages at a 22-bedroom vegan co-op called House Of Commons. All party-attending patrons were treated to 3,000+ 16-ounce cans of beer, courtesy of Dos Equis. In short: a jolly good time! Special thanks to our partners, Marjorie Owens of Clumsy N Shy and Gina Altamura, as well as our photographer Koury Angelo! Our event officially began… late… and with a few cancellations. What we’ve learned is: getting bands to a noon o’ clock show during SXSW is quite difficult. And who can blame them, really? SEE ALSO: Our NIGHT and EXTRAS recaps, where it

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garage _ psych _ dance Non-Official SXSW Party: Press Release

For the first year ever, REDEFINE magazine — a Pacific Northwest-based independent music, art, and film blog — has decided to undertake the daunting task of throwing a show at SXSW. After partnering with influential Dallas-based mixtape blog, Clumsy & Shy, and enlisting the help of Portland, OR booker, The Petite Zarathustran, the collaborative trio employed DIY tactics and ideals to scrap together a doozy of a SXSW house party. The thirty-band lineup will reflect the locales of the party throwers, with nine performers from the Pacific Northwest and six from Austin or its surrounding areas. The unofficial house party will be an all-day gathering on Friday, March 18th, 2011, at a 21-person vegan housing co-op calledHouse Of Commons (2610 Rio Grande St., Austin, TX

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Bruise Cruise – Limited Edition 7″ Records Album Cover Art Review & Interview

Every year, Bruise Cruise transports a cruise-load of individuals from Miami to the Bahamas, for an alcohol-fueled and music-driven party on the water. This year’s seven-concert event will take place over the course of four days, hosted by Chain And The Gang’s dry-humored Ian Svenonius, and featuring music from Black Lips, Surfer Blood, Vivian Girls, Thee Oh Sees, The Strange Boys, Ty Segall, Quintron And Miss Pussycat, Turbo Fruits, Jacuzzi Boys, and DJ Mr. Jonathan Toubin. This year, Michelle Cable from Panache Booking and Jonas Stein — the founders of Bruise Cruise — invited artist Rob Corradetti to, in his words, “create a series of limited-edition 7″ record covers to coincide with the maiden voyage.” There will be one brightly-sleeved

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