RYAN BROWN HITS THINGS

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The “Amen break” was a brief drum solo performed in 1969 by Gregory Sylvester “G.C.” Coleman in The Winstons’  ”Amen Brother.”
The “Amen Break”, “Amen”, or imitations thereof, are frequently used as sampled drum loops in hip hop, jungle, breakcore and drum and bass music.


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Ahöy: Anthrax and Motörhead Rock the Motörboat
Motörhead have spent the past 40 years tearing through underground clubs, massive stadiums and weekend-long festivals, but last week, the band attempted something new: a tropical cruise. Departing from Miami on September 22nd and making stops in Key West and Cozumel, the “Motörboat” brought heavy metal to the high seas and featured a previously unseen combination of gambling, belly-flopping, shirtlessness, guitar soloing and even yoga.
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vicemag:

Ahöy: Anthrax and Motörhead Rock the Motörboat

Motörhead have spent the past 40 years tearing through underground clubs, massive stadiums and weekend-long festivals, but last week, the band attempted something new: a tropical cruise. Departing from Miami on September 22nd and making stops in Key West and Cozumel, the “Motörboat” brought heavy metal to the high seas and featured a previously unseen combination of gambling, belly-flopping, shirtlessness, guitar soloing and even yoga.


Greg MacPherson named to Polaris Prize list →

Missed seeing this guy in SJ this weekend (I was in Halifax) but he’s always awesome. He played at the King Square bandstand, where I did catch him last year. He’s also doing a show in NL with my brother’s new band on this tour. Anyhow, here he is on CTV Morning, which is about as weird a place as I’ve ever seen him play.


Pat Boone - “Holy Diver” (1997)

In another installment of “things I never thought I’d end up doing,” working this guy’s show tonight.


New Thom Yorke record! Details have been posted on every music blog on the planet so I’m not going to bother. Enjoy.


Finally got around to checking out this Polaris Prize winning craziness from Tanya Tagaq and all I can say is “WHOA”. Super heavy. Pretty hard to compete with this on an artistic/emotional level if you’re an indie band. If you missed it, the screen in the background running names is a list of missing/murdered aboriginal Canadian women. Well deserved win. Do yourself a favour and watch this.


One thing about Lanois that I liked is that he didn’t want to float on the surface. He didn’t even want to swim. He wanted to jump in and go deep. He wanted to marry a mermaid.

— Bob Dylan, “Chronicles”


This song has been running through my head since I heard it between bands at our show last weekend. It makes me feel stuff so rock and roll must be alive to some degree.