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AWOPBAMBOOM – Vol. 28
Music 4 Music People

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From Grateful Dead to Shakey Graves, here’s what’s orbiting our musical universe this week.

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Between the Buried and Me, “Memory Palace”

Gotta tip your cap to all types of tunes. If metal’s your thing, check out the latest from “Between the Buried and Me.”

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Moon Taxi, “Morocco”

Made their television debut in 2013 on David Letterman. Hell of a way to jump onto the scene if you ask us.

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Against Me!, “Thrash Unreal”

Laura Jane Grace, born Thomas James Gabel, is the lone band member to have played through the group’s 18-year-career. If you don’t know much about Grace, her background makes for good reading. This song, from her Gabel days, is a punk classic…

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Courtney Barnett

Not too long ago (March 23, 2015) Barnett, an Aussie darling, released her debut album “Sometimes I Sit and Think, and Sometimes I Just Sit.”

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Atmosphere, “January On Lake Street”

Atmosphere’s dual tandem consists of rapper, Slug and producer Ant.

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Shakey Graves

Shakey, AKA Alejandro Rose-Garcia, is a 28-year-old Texan with country ambitions.

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Iceage, “Ecstacy video”

These Danish punk rockers, who perform in their native tongue, first took center stage at age 17.

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Honorable Mention

Grateful Dead

Twelve men and 50 years later, Grateful Dead ended their musical careers by playing at Chicago’s Soldier Field this past Sunday. Previously, the band hadn’t played together since 1995.

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Lead-In Image Courtesy of Michael Warwick / Shutterstock.com

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Joey Fernandez is a music writer from New York’s strongest island. Drop him a line at joey@newswhistle.com or send him a Tweet (@SenorJoseRafael).