Ballin: 20 NBA Players & Their Rap Equivalents

Yeahhhhh doggies! Sing it with me now: It’s the most wonderful tiiiiiiime of the yeaaaaarrrrrrr!!! Oh, what’s that you say? Andy Williams wrote that song about Christmas? Could’ve fooled me. Christmas is not wonderful. Christmas is about flexing on your family and letting everybody know that you’re still the most worthy successor to your grandfather’s […]

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‘Kindred’ Review: Passion Pit’s Need for Speed

Is Michael Angelakos in a hurry? That’s the question to ask when listening to his indietronica band Passion Pit’s new release, Kindred. The album clocks in at just under 40 minutes with ten succinct tracks and is packed with reverberated percussion, multi-tracked choruses, and a variety of sentimental hooks and beats, a familiar follow-up to their 2012 effort Gossamer. The […]

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JamFeed Interview: Thievery Corporation’s Rob Garza

As far as electronic music goes, Rob Garza and Eric Hilton of Thievery Corporation have already etched out their place in the history books. Use whatever cliched phrase for prolonged accomplishment and achievement that you want. Canonized. Gold-standard. The “bar.” Thievery is all of these things and more. The Washington, D.C. based DJ collective is […]

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JamFeed Interview: Big Gigantic

It was about 6:00 pm on Sunday, April 12th. My JamFeed co-workers and I were at Carson Creek Ranch, located just outside of Austin, for Euphoria Festival 2015. We had been running around the entire weekend conducting interviews with Euphoria artists, catching as many shows as possible, charging our phones when we could, and trying […]

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Artist Spotlight: Andrew Kauffmann

This story begins in a bedroom closet. It was there that a misunderstood, quiet, middle child from Ann Arbor, Michigan dreamt of being an emcee. It was in a bedroom closet where Andrew Kauffmann began to hone his craft, setting his flow of consciousness to music. It was there that he began to find his […]

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Flip the Sample #3: AZ, Kid Cudi & More

I’ve mentioned that flipping samples is fun before, right? Alright I’ve definitely brought that up. We got a few more connections drawn out below,  including some 90’s East Coast rap (of course), some young guns blowing up in the hip-hop world, and a bit of those impactful rock classics. But let’s also take a look […]

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Percy Sledge, 1940-2015

I don’t remember a lot about my childhood except that a lot of time was spent in transit, shuffling around in my parents’ car. The only options for music were the radio or, for longer car rides, cassette tapes and eventually CDs. My parents controlled most of these listening options so by the time I […]

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Artist Spotlight: Magic Giant

“People come to shows and for the first song they have their arms crossed… By the third song they’re full on krunk. Mothers of two just slam dancing.” If anyone else would have described their show like this, I would have been skeptical. Magic Giant, however, I believed. I got to sit down with Austin […]

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Artist Spotlight: Greenhouse Lounge

Earlier this month, I wrote about a rising band from Jacksonville, Florida, called Greenhouse Lounge for JamFeed’s Road to Euphoria Festival column. Dave McSweeney, bass, Zach Weinert, guitar and programming, and Ray Felts, drums, refreshed my interest in electronic music with their emphasis on live instrumentation. Greenhouse Lounge incorporates electronic elements into their music, but […]

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Artist Spotlight: Chris LaBella

People have been good at guitar before. People have been good at rapping before. People have also been good at singing and songwriting before, and producing. But how many people can claim to be good at all of these things? Madison, WI’s Chris LaBella can. After a hectic week in Austin networking for SXSW, I […]

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