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Hot Sauce Committee Part 2 – Beastie Boys

We’ve treated the Beastie’s music like lyrical gospel for a solid portion of our lives.  We did in fact fight for our right to party, we pulled crazy all-nighters (not necessarily till we got to Brooklyn though) and we basically tried to get women in our bed at a “Girls” worthy clip.  What did we get?  Possibly ... continue reading
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Stereolizer iPad App

90% of the time, we're willing to sacrifice a little bit of warmth and clarity in favor of convenience. Drunken hazes not withstanding, we're actually talking about music. Vinyl is fantastic and everything, but it's a huge pain in the ass compared to the convenience of loading up your iPod/Phone/Pad with gigs and gigs ... continue reading
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Nice Laundry Sock Drawer Makeover SPONSORED

After Nice Laundry launched their Spring/Summer 2014 collection, they sold out of things within 24 hours. Now that they're are back in stock, grab as much as you possibly can before they're long gone. Check out their "Sock Drawer Makeover", which is 18 pairs of fresh, high-quality socks for $99 with free shipping, a fraction of the price you'd pay elsewhere. Plus, they'll recycle all of your old socks for free--whether you're a Rebel or a Prepster, that's some Spring Cleaning you'll actually do this year. Cool Material readers can receive a special, limited-edition bonus pair with their first order. ... check it out
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Radiohead – The King of Limbs

There are very few bands that cause mass hysteria when they announce the release of a new album.  Not only does Radiohead have the iconic status to whip up this kind of frenzy but recently their releases have become crazy events on their own.  The band’s last album, In Rainbows, was offered for the affordable price ... continue reading
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Deckster First:Class

Our record with audio technology reads like the dating history of John Mayer – a slew of long relationships, a bunch more brief ones and a regretful one-night stand (the minidisc).  Yeah, we’re happy with our mp3’s now, but just like thinking back on a past flame, we sometimes get nostalgic about our old cassette ... continue reading
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Music Listography Journal

Ask most people nowadays what kind of music they like and chances are they’ll say, “Everything.”  Now, this isn’t completely true, for example no one likes Smash Mouth, but with so many different genres it’s safe to say most people like a lot of different music.  The Music Listography Journal helps you ... continue reading
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This Day in Led Zeppelin App

If you’re like us, you’ve reached the point where you actually use the “Search iPad” feature because you’ve lost the ability to scroll through pages of apps to find the one you’re looking for.  If you’ve finally decided to download only apps you'll use (no more Cut The Rope) here’s where to start.  ... continue reading
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Blackbird Lucky 13 Guitar

Basically the Lucky 13 from Blackbird is the guitar equivalent of a Tesla Roadster – big performance, little frame.  Stealing its name from the unique 13th fret neck connection the Lucky 13 is a traveling guitar that gives you the big sound and tonal quality of a bigger body model.  The guitar sports a hollow neck ... continue reading
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Gorillaz The Fall

When we talk about productivity on our iPad we base it on 3 star high scores in Angry Birds and how much of our FlipBoard feed we manage to get through. Damon Albarn (of Blur and Gorillaz fame) on the other hand has different ideas. Using a combination of apps while on tour with Gorillaz, he created an entire new Gorillaz ... continue reading
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Matt Hunsberger Musical Equipment Prints

What do you do when you're bored? Wait. We know the answer to that. What about when you're at work? Ok, scrap this entire line of questioning. What do you do when you have some down time and you're not flogging the dolphin? If you're Matt Hunsberger, you draw. You draw musical equipment to be more precise. Not just ... continue reading
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West Coast Seattle Boy: The Jimi Hendrix Anthology

Saying Jimi Hendrix is good at playing guitar is akin to saying that Four Loko gets you drunk. Yeah, it's true, but at the end of the day it doesn't do the whole experience justice. Throughout his career, Hendrix bent the electric guitar to his will and ultimately created an entirely new musical form. West Coast Seattle ... continue reading
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Daft Punk: Tron Legacy Soundtrack

Tron Legacy is everything we need in a movie. It's got The Dude, motorcycles, airplanes, violence, video games, nostalgia, hot chicks and Daft Punk. It's shaping up to be the best Disney re-release since the Little Mermaid. Even if the movie sucks (it won't), the soundtrack and score are mind-blowing because Daft Punk ... continue reading
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Rolling Stones Box Set: You Get What You Need

The 70’s are a strange decade in that a large portion of the population is either too young to have lived through them or, frankly, don’t remember them even occurring.  They’re like the moon landing - few can confirm they even happened.  While The Rolling Stones may not fully remember those 10 years, their ... continue reading
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Music by Andrew Zuckerman

It took over four years to create the Discovery Channel miniseries “Life” in part because it had such an all-encompassing title.  If it was called “Animals Doing Stuff” it could have been shot in a week at the zoo.  Andrew Zuckerman has a knack for setting the bar high like this in his work and somehow exceeding ... continue reading
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When Giants Walked the Earth

There’s a sort of mystique about Led Zeppelin that even other insanely huge bands do not have.  (Pink Floyd had it and Aerosmith kind of had it until Steven Tyler signed up for American Idol.)  A band could practice and practice, blowout speakers and shred guitar strings and never capture what Led Zeppelin captured.  ... continue reading
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Pick Punch

Every guy picks up a guitar for the first time with the sole purpose of getting girls.  It starts in a dorm room somewhere, as you awkwardly try to make your way through Stairway to Heaven, and, for those with enough determination, it ends on a huge stage with scores women waiting for you to finish your set.  Whether ... continue reading
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