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Lollapalooza Aftershow: Cold War Kids at Metro Presale Password

written by: Pop's 'stache on June 23, 2011

So you may have heard that Pop ‘stache is partnering with our friends, Nelarusky, to host a benefit concert for the Special Olympics at Metro on August 3, 2011. Cold War Kids are headlining the show while Chicago’s own Gold Motel, Carbon Tigers, Katz Company, and Rachel McClusky are supporting. Tickets for the Lollapalooza Aftershows […]

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Austin SXSW 2011

Ten artists bustin’ grooves at SXSW 2011

written by: Pop's 'stache on March 22, 2011

By Gali Firstenberg This year was my first trip to SXSW and my first time in Austin, TX. Eliminate the vibrance of Austin proper and SXSW would still stand on its own. That’s a big statement. Between the rotating acts at every bar, restaurant, hotel, and sidewalk corner; the street vendors offering food, art, and […]

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White Denim – “Drug”

written by: Pop's 'stache on March 3, 2011

The first track from the Austin, TX band’s new record, D, which is due out May 24, 2011 on Downtown.

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Gentle Machine – “Repetition”

written by: Pop's 'stache on March 1, 2011

Repetition Repetition is the latest track by Gentle Machine, a group from Vancouver, Canada. The brothers spent the winter working on their debut record and this is the first offering from that effort.

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Mogwai – “San Pedro”

written by: Pop's 'stache on February 19, 2011

San Pedro There’s nothing quite like a good instrumental track. That’s why Mogwai’s “San Pedro” is the opening track on our second official mixtape, Stubble Vol. II.

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Run Forever – “The Devil and Death and Me”

written by: Pop's 'stache on February 19, 2011

The Devil and Death and Me This track plays as a promise to overcome the rough times. The band wrote the song after their guitarist passed away in 2009. Thankfully, they’re going to make it out of the year in one piece.

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Fort Frances – “Hard Earned Heart”

written by: Pop's 'stache on February 15, 2011

Hard Earned Heart Here’s a track from the Chicago band Fort Frances. This track debuted on our second mixtape, Stubble vol. II, and has gotten a positive reaction. So, we thought we’d highlight it again for anyone that may have missed it.

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Treehouse – “Pocket Life”

written by: Pop's 'stache on February 9, 2011

Pocket Life Here’s the first official track by Chicago hip-hop trio, Treehouse. They told us to wait a few weeks to post this but you need to hear it now. FRESH.

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Stubble vol. II

written by: Pop's 'stache on February 8, 2011

Three months. Wow. It seems like just yesterday that we put out our first mixtape unleashing the Stubble series on the interweb. Instead of giving you chocolates or flowers on our anniversary, we’re going to give you a mixtape. Can you dig it? Here’s round two of the Stubble series: Mogwai – San Pedro Nobunny […]

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Lifeguards – “Paradise Is Not So Bad”

written by: Pop's 'stache on February 5, 2011

Paradise Is Not So Bad Lifeguards is a project from Robert Pollard and Doug Gillard of Guided By Voices. “Paradise Is Not So Bad” is the lead single from the band’s record that’s due out on February 15, 2011. This track feels straight out of the 90s. Grab it now!

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