Wake up to … Turbina

Turbina is a rock band from Mexico. Today is Wednesday. These two facts aren’t related. Turbina plays an easy going rock sound. This song has a playful slide that adds an extra layer to the track. These facts ARE related. They have been doing the rounds in Mexico City, getting some new fans with their introspective music, the emotional lyrics and rumours of an ukulele … Continue reading Wake up to … Turbina

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Best of 2013

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Yeah, it’s February and we are posting a “best of 2013.” Why? To drive a point home: if it’s irrelevant to post this right now, smack in the beginning of February, why do we accept a “best of” list before the end of the year, hmm?

Anyhoo, you just want to read what we think it’s the best stuff from 2013 and here it is. There are some omissions from your other regular “best of” lists, because why praise the same 10 or so albums everyone put in a pedestal?

Here’s a slightly more obscure list that is much more sensible (but the again, I would say that, being a contrarian and shit). Oh, and don’t worry about the order, honestly. I heard about 245 promos last year, liked probably half of them and loved about 50, so narrowing them down to this list just means I really support every single choice made here.

If you are a stickler for “best of the best” and for some unfathomed reason want me to stop dilly dallying and just choose the pick of the crop, listen to the top 8 choices. You will feel compelled to check the rest. Trust me.

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Podcast : The Hibiscus Cocktail Mix

We bring you another dashingly cool music mix, this time ’round it’s all about Mexican bands, some rather well known and established, some getting a good buzz and some just starting out on this journey we call music.

Did you like that? You can find out more about each band: Continue reading “Podcast : The Hibiscus Cocktail Mix”

Impignorating in Sheffield – #1

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Heeeeeeey, it’s me, your friendly neighbourhood listings editor, @Orestes_yipee. There was no preview on May because I was on strike. ATTICA! ATTICA!

However, this is June, the best month of the year. Here’s your June Preview. Continue reading “Impignorating in Sheffield – #1”

Bands to look for at SXSW 2013

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Ahoy there! We are a broke, skint and demoralised, so we won’t make it to SXSW 2013 in Austin, home to the second best chili con carne I’ve had in my life (1st was in Arkansas, thanks for asking).

It matters not, here’s a list of bands we heartily recommend you do check at the festival. Why 42? Because I miss Douglas Adams, that’s why. Don’t forget to take a towel. All bands organised by date. Venues were correct at time of printing (I nicked the info from the official SXSW page). Continue reading “Bands to look for at SXSW 2013”

Geeking in Sheffield – 1

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New name for the column. Because we don’t want to get sued again. Oh, well. My name is Orestes P. Xistos and I don’t get paid for this shit…

Welcome back to our obnoxious little column where we post and promote the events we have agreed to give a push around. It’s our ass kissing nature, really. Hey, at least we’re being honest. Continue reading “Geeking in Sheffield – 1”