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Time For The High Line

Posted on June 12, 2009 Under Travel

It's a nice day for an elevated stroll. Open today is the first section of High Line, a park built on out of commission elevated rail that JoshSpear.com has been following since the earliest stages its conception. Running from Gansevoort…

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Black Landlord

Posted on June 10, 2009 Under Music

Philadelphia often spits out something unconventional and intriguing. Bahamadia the whispering lady rapper, G-Love the hipster-ahead-of-his-time, and a band like no other called Black Landlord. I started hearing their name around town a few months back from a few heads…

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Savath & Savalas

Posted on June 4, 2009 Under Music

Before the melding of organic hip hop with glitchy processing in Prefuse 73, Guillermo Scott Herren messed with ambient jazz and the chillest nooks of latin music. Many forget that Savath and Savalas brought Herren to Warp Records, leaving many…

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Fink's Ninja Tune

Posted on June 4, 2009 Under Music

A lone singer/songwriter on a label that prides itself on producers, Fink landed with Ninja Tune in the late nineties with a pair of EPs, followed by 2001's downtempo mix Fresh Produce. It wasn't until five years later that he…

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Major Lazer

Posted on June 2, 2009 Under Music

We can thank Diplo and Switch for boldly auto tuning Andy Milonakis toasting, but there's a lot more to Major Lazer than a comedy gimmick. The tracks heard so far are killer, notably the collaboration with Santogold. This summer their…

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Smak Parlour Philadelphia

Posted on May 28, 2009 Under Travel

Amidst the dead-til-friday strip of bars in Philadelphia's Old City, one store front boosts its allure with searing pink. Smak Parlour is the brainchild of Abby and Katie, two Philly girls whose aptitude for design brought to life their vision…

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DJ Shadow: The 4-Track Era Bundle

Posted on May 27, 2009 Under Music

To most of us, DJ Shadow is a mind without a past. Everything he touched became a timeless piece, the demonstration of his powers beginning with 1996's Endtroducing, an album that quickly became the soundtrack to the lives of many.…

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Diane Birch: Bible Belt

Posted on May 19, 2009 Under Music

Anyone who can turn that crappy dance jam 'What is Love' into an alluring tune of just voice and Wurlitzer is onto something. Diane Birch, an American singer/songwriter whose preacher dad led her around the world during her childhood, has…

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Django Reinhardt: Airwaves

Posted on May 12, 2009 Under Music
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The Crystal Method: Divided By Night

Posted on May 12, 2009 Under Music

The Crystal Method were one of the most ostensible bands of the 90s producer boom. They made densely layered electronic music palatable to the masses, so much so that their old songs are seen today as caricatures of the genre.…

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