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What I Learned at Bandcamp: The Persian Leaps

Posted by on Dec 18, 2014 in Bandcamp, Music | 0 comments

The Persian Leaps is a three-piece noise pop band from Saint Paul, Minn. In September 2014, the group released its second EP, Drive Drive Delay, through Land Ski Records, a label started by frontman Drew Forsberg....

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Holiday Gift Guide 2014, Pt. 3

Posted by on Dec 17, 2014 in Miscellaneous | 0 comments

No matter what December holidays or traditions you celebrate, there is sure to be gift giving involved. Keep your eye on The Spec this month for weekly gift guides for the music enthusiasts on your lists…

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The SPECifics: Shmu Blurs the Lines

Posted by on Dec 16, 2014 in Interviews, Q & A | 0 comments

Shmu is an Austin-based artist working hard to progress the “shoegazer” genre. Read The Spec’s interview with the visionary musician…

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MP3: Twin Wave ‘Into the Night’

Posted by on Dec 16, 2014 in MP3, Music | 0 comments

Listen to Twin Wave’s newest track “Into the Night.” The Brooklyn band is set to release a new EP in Spring 2015…

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The Archives: November, December

Posted by on Dec 15, 2014 in Miscellaneous | 0 comments

The Archives is an opportunity for SPECtators, both old and new, to explore content that may have gone under the radar. Explore The Spec’s past…

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Official Lineup for McDowell Mountain Music Festival 2015 Released

Posted by on Dec 14, 2014 in News, Upcoming Events | 0 comments

The McDowell Mountain Music Festival lineup has been announced. Find out the acts that will be taking the stage during the three-day event in March 2015…

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What I Learned at Bandcamp: Idaho Green

Posted by on Dec 11, 2014 in Bandcamp, Music, Upcoming Events | 0 comments

Read The Spec’s interview with Idaho Green, the Montana-based garage rockers play Trunk Space on Jan. 19…

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Review: Shmu

Posted by on Dec 11, 2014 in Concert, Reviews | 0 comments

Tuesday night, Austin-based artist Shmu gave an intimate performance in Tempe venue 51 West. Read the Spec’s review of the amazing show…

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Holiday Gift Guide 2014, Pt. 2

Posted by on Dec 10, 2014 in Miscellaneous | 0 comments

No matter what December holidays or traditions you celebrate, there is sure to be gift giving involved. Keep your eye on The Spec this month for weekly gift guides for the music enthusiasts on your lists…

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MP3: CHAPPO ‘Celebrate’

Posted by on Dec 9, 2014 in MP3, Music | 0 comments

On Dec. 9, CHAPPO released Celebrate, listen to the EP’s title track…

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‘Jingle Bell Rocks!’ Playing at FilmBar

Posted by on Dec 9, 2014 in Miscellaneous, Upcoming Events | 0 comments

“Jingle Bell Rocks!” is playing at FilmBar on Dec. 10 and follows director Mitchell Kezin in search of the 12 most under appreciated, alternative Christmas songs…

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NPR Hosts Tiny Desk Concert Contest

Posted by on Dec 8, 2014 in Giveaways + Contests, Music + | 0 comments

NPR is hosting a contest for musicians. The prize? An opportunity to perform a Tiny Desk Concert session at the NPR headquarters in Washington D.C….

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