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Rock Conflasian

February 19th, 2009 | 0 comments | Posted by Diana

News outlets buzzed yesterday about the formation of a new rock “supergroup,” and no, it’s not Cream or A Perfect Circle or Velvet Revolver.

Think more super. Think of the new band, Tinted Windows!

Imagine: Bun E. Carlos from Cheap Trick. James Iha from Smashing Pumpkins. Adam Schlesinger from Fountains of Wayne. And Taylor Hanson from… Hanson.

Tinted Windows

Sounds awesome! And by awesome, we mean like a pile of shit.

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ROCK OF ASIAN: Tokyo Nites

March 19th, 2008 | 0 comments | Posted by Diana

We love female-fronted, cacaphonic punk bands as much as the next person, and Texas natives Tokyo Nites are simply no exception. If you were lucky, you caught them rocking Beerland at last week’s South by Southwest Music Festival. But if not, you can still listen to their catchy-like-a-veneral-disease tracks every single day on their MySpace page.

We’re particularly fond of their motto: “Don’t fuck with us.” It reminds us of…well, us. Nothing wrong with that.

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ROCK OF ASIAN: White Shoes & the Couples Company

January 16th, 2008 | 0 comments | Posted by Diana

As a proud Jungle Asian, I have a very serious soft spot for my brethren bred in the tropicalia of Southeast Asia.

So please join me in delighting at the summery, salty sounds of White Shoes & the Couples Company: a chic little sextet from Indonesia that makes the soft, lingering beats of bossa nova and samba seem fresh, and vintage beachy looks oh-so-au courant.

They’ll be crossing the pond to the west to join us for SXSW this year… we just hope they’re willing to party (dancing gently to island tunes) with us in Austin!

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