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The Black Keys

Unless all the Gaga/Bieber/most recently T-Pained artist has totally melted your eardrums you've heard The Black Keys. You might not have known it at the time you were watching Zombieland or Dexter or Gossip Girl (your secret's safe with us) but you've definitely heard the blues-rock, kind of like the White Stripes ... continue reading
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Stone Temple Pilots

STP (the band, not the motor oil) had their heyday in the mid-nineties, where they successfully made fans out of nearly every hot-blooded young male alive.   For the last decade though, they've been more or less off the radar.  With the release of their new self-titled album, the Stone Temple Pilots return to form ... continue reading
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MeUndies Sale – 30% OFF SPONSORED

It's been dubbed the "world’s most comfortable" underwear, and priced at nearly half of its competitors ($16). After years of research and development and a "24 hour" stress test, MeUndies has created the perfect, contour fitting boxer brief that keeps its shape all day and never rides up. The first 500 Cool Material readers get 30% off orders larger than $75 when using code CM75. Not impressed? MeUndies offers a full refund and lets you even keep your first pair. Offer excludes packs and French Terry. ... check it out
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Gorillaz Plastic Beach

If you're anything like us (and we know you are) you have "purchased" an album only to find the only thing worth listening to is the single. Gorillaz Plastic Beach is most definitely not that album. Plastic Beach is an amalgamation of musical genres and vacillates between mellow, 80's synth pop and electric-backed ... continue reading
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Jimmy Hendrix Valleys of Neptune

After Electric Ladyland - long before many of us were born - the Jimi Hendrix Experience set out to create a sequel with studio time between February and May of 1969. Unfortunately, none of the fruits of their labor - these twelve recordings - were ever released commercially. Jimi Hendrix is constantly rated the best ... continue reading
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EverTune Guitar Bridge

If the only time your guitar was in tune was when the guy at the shop did it for you on day one then chances are you're not writing beautiful music that will impress girls. Luckily EverTune has got your back. When we first heard of EverTune we were skeptical, but when we learned how it works we were impressed. It works ... continue reading
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Flipper Guitar Spatula

Ever jam so hard that your guitar sizzled? (Sadly us neither, and we hear that's a requirement to even tryout for Tenacious D). But even if you can't crank out rockin' tunes you can at least turn up the heat with the Flipper Guitar Spatula. Made of pure rock 'n roll (and silicone) this axe is dishwasher safe and tested ... continue reading
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Buckethead Signature Les Paul Guitar

You don't have to wear a KFC bucket on your head to play this guitar, but it couldn't hurt. The Buckethead Signature Les Paul Guitar is a must have for Buckethead fans who appreciate the performers skill and style. (Even if you're not a fan, you have to give it up that the man has chops and a kickass guitar.) From ... continue reading
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Taschen Music Icons Series

As a culture we're more interested in what musicians are doing on their reality show or wearing to the MVAs than their actual music or message. But a rare few rise above the noise to become legends. The Taschen Music Icons Series of visual biographies highlights some of the greatest musicians who ever lived, like John ... continue reading
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Weezer Raditude

If you haven't liked anything by Weezer since Pinkerton, well frankly, you have to let the 90s go my friend. However, if you're not a pretentious music snob and actually like it when a band grows musically you're gonna dig this album. Ratitude has a youthful tone with an enthusiastic punk sound and catchy hooks, embodied ... continue reading
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The Flaming Lips Embryonic

The Flaming Lips has become one of those rare bands who managed to build an underground following so big that it's becoming mainstream. But that doesn't mean the band suddenly caters to any type of mainstream molds. In fact Embryonic brings on that bizarre charm the band built their foundation on in first place. The ... continue reading
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Recycled Cassette Tape Necktie

While there's no shortage of recycled gear or items that express a love for vintage audio players, there are none quite like the Recycled Cassette Tape Necktie. Made of 50% thread and 50% recorded audio cassette tape, these one of a kind ties actually play music... well sort of. Designers Alyce Santoro and Julio Cesar ... continue reading
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Seat Geek

Ticket prices for concerts and sporting events change more often than your girlfriend changes her mind about what shoes she's wearing to dinner. And just like her, following ticket price fluctuations can be pretty high maintenance. Your best guess on when and where to buy won't be nearly as good as these geeks who ... continue reading
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Pearl Jam Backspacer

It seems that big bands are taking things into their own hands lately, dropping the record label and releasing albums themselves... and the results are great. Pearl Jam escaped the bonds of the record industry and now releases Backspacer, arguably their best album in years with tight, concise tracks that bring back ... continue reading
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