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The liberation beat rolls on for CSS

Struggling young bands toil to discover something novel, to uncover a musical concept that no one has encountered before, only to find, if they succeed, that this initial toiling is just step one — and that step two involves finding a way to progress so
That cheer brigade
By DANIEL BROCKMAN  |  October 21, 2011

Resident aliens

Foreign favorites Graeme Sinden, DJ Mehdi, and Cansi de Ser Sexy
Foreign favorites Graeme Sinden, DJ Mehdi, and Cansi de Ser Sexy
By CHRIS NELSON  |  October 27, 2008
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At home away from home

“We love all the pop stuff.” says Sá. “We do love the Pixies, but we also love Mariah, you know?"
CSS take on the world — again
By DANIEL BROCKMAN  |  August 05, 2008
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Counter culture

Like an e-mail from a long-lost ex, Record Store Day was designed to remind shoppers around the world that record stores still exist.

Record Store Day at Newbury Comics


By LUKE O’NEIL  |  April 23, 2008
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Guest lists

What small, private lists like this remind us is that big, honking institutional lists are largely fictions, mirages of a consensus that no longer exists, if it ever really did in the first place.
 What 30 of the Phoenix 's music critics liked this year
By PHOENIX MUSIC STAFF  |  January 02, 2007
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Brazilian punk

That rumbling, booty-shaking bass, the whip-thwap drums, the familiar melodies with Portuguese lyrics. It’s called baile funk, and if you’ve been to a hip DJ show lately, you’ve probably heard it. Edu K, "Hot Mama (Bonde do Role mix)" (mp3)
Edu K helps baile funk survive hipsterdom
By DAVID DAY  |  October 03, 2006


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On the racks: July 12, 2006

Plus Sao Paulo sextet CSS and Bad Religion's Greg Graffin.
Thom Yorke, Some Girls, Peaches . . .
By MATT ASHARE  |  July 11, 2006