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ACL Wrap Up Part I

Posted on September 20, 2006 Under Music

It took two days to recover from the fun, sun, and music, but this years Austin City Limits Music Festival is still strongly resonating in our thoughts. Although the festival opened and closed with rain showers, the clouds parted for…

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Explosions in the Sky

Posted on September 13, 2006 Under Music

Chance is that even though you've never heard of Explosions in the Sky, you've probably heard their music whether it be on the masterfully done soundtrack to Friday Night Lights or most recently in a Cadillac advertisement. In reality though,…

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Ray LaMontagne at ACL

Posted on September 13, 2006 Under Music

New Hampshire born, Ray La Montagne's acclaimed 2004 debut, "Trouble", quietly sold over 250,000 copies, thanks to word of mouth praises from grassroots fans. Ray, who was working at a shoe-factory was inspired to pursue music by a 4am epiphany…

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Big Mouth Ontour

Posted on September 12, 2006 Under Fashion

On Tour Lab strikes again with their autumn / winter 2006 collection of tees, sweatshirts, and hoodies dubbed Big Mouth Ontour. This season is a tribute to those who say the wrong things at the wrong time and never keep…

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Wolf Parade

Posted on September 8, 2006 Under Music

Several "Wolf" bands have crept into the music scene over the past year, but few with the talent of the Montreal based Wolf Parade. The indie sets choice band began when Spencer Krug (vocals, keyboards) was asked to open for…

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Zoomer Mosquito

Posted on September 8, 2006 Under Design

If you haven't noticed our obsession with scooters, especially the Honda Zoomer, than you might need to have your eyes checked. Right now the guys over at skater and rocker online clothing shop Fresh Cotton are giving away a Honda…

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Alliance Dual Show

Posted on September 7, 2006 Under Art

A regular staple here at JoshSpear.com, our fried Jason Thielke has really been working out his artistic muscle as of late. This month he's joined forces with Scot Lefavor for the "Alliance" Dual Show. The show kicked off September 1…

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Ghostland Observatory

Posted on September 6, 2006 Under Music

We couldn't think of a better way to kick it off our ACL coverage than by letting you in on Austin's little secret, Ghostland Observatory. The inventive partnership of electronic and rock is brought to us by front man Aaron…

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Austin City Limits Music Festival 2006

Posted on September 6, 2006 Under Music

That's right ACL is literally right around the corner, September 15"“17, so to get you ready for the upcoming festival we'll be highlighting the big, the small, the known, and the yet to be discovered of this years performers. Not…

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Incandescence

Posted on September 6, 2006 Under Design

Last week our good friend The Columnist had a chance to meet the Creative Director and Graphic Designer Etienne Mineur at his Paris studio. In 2000, Etienne, along with some good friends founded Incandescence Creative Studio which has since become…

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