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SXSW 2016 & Opinions on Bob Mould

Jim and Greg are back from their annual music-finding mission to the SXSW Music and Media Conference in Austin, TX. Tune in to find out what bands will make the most noise in 2016. Later, they review a new album from Hüsker Dü leader Bob Mould.

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phife A Tribe Called Quest founding member Phife Dawg has died at the young age of 45 from complications due to diabetes. Jim and Greg are still inspired by ATCQ's masterful early '90s rap recordings, which introduced a jazziness and Afrocentric positivity into hip-hop. Born in Jamaica, Queens, Phife had a distinctive high-pitched tone and some of the most nimble rhymes in rap history. In tribute to Phife, Jim and Greg play Tribe's biggest hit, "Can I Kick It," showcasing the humor that was his trademark.

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SXSW 2016

The South by Southwest Conferences in Austin, Texas showcase a whole host of creative content from films to developing technologies to new media. But for Greg and Jim, the chief purpose of attending is to discover their favorite new artists. Check out their picks for the best of 2016's SXSW.

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Bob Mould Patch the Sky

Guitarist and singer Bob Mould returns with a new album called Patch the Sky. Mould, previously an integral member of the power trios Hüsker Dü and Sugar, has also maintained a successful solo career. And fans can always expect introspective material about family and relationships. Greg loves Mould's guitar playing, and really appreciates the juxtaposition of the up-tempo rhythms with the dark lyrics. He calls this Mould's mid-career renaissance and gives the album a Buy It. Jim wholeheartedly agrees. He respects Bob Mould for using his music to express his feelings and help alleviate negative energy. It's an enthusiastic Double Buy It for Patch the Sky.

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Featured Songs

  1. A Tribe Called Quest, Electric Relaxation, Midnight Marauders, Jive, 1993
  2. A Tribe Called Quest, Can I Kick It?, People's Instinctive Travels and the Paths of Rhythm, Jive, 1990
  3. Drake, Energy (Live at SXSW 2016), If You're Reading This It's Too Late, Universal Music Indonesia, 2015
  4. Sunflower Bean, Wall Watcher, Human Ceremony, Fat Possum, 2016
  5. Downtown Boys, Wave of History, Full Communism, Don Giovanni, 2015
  6. ZZ Top, La Grange, Tres Hombres, London., 1973
  7. Methyl Ethel, Twilight Driving, Oh Inhuman Spectacle, 4AD, 2015
  8. Sheer Mag, Nobody's Baby, III 7", Static Shock, 2016
  9. Anderson .Paak, Am I Wrong, Malibu, Steel Wool, 2016
  10. Beach Slang, Too Late to Die Young, The Things We Do to Find People Who Feel Like Us, Polyvinyl, 2015
  11. Anderson .Paak, The Bird, Malibu, Steel Wool, 2016
  12. Hinds, Garden, Leave Me Alone, Mom + Pop Music, 2016
  13. Moustache Prawn, Animals, Erebus, Piccola Bottega Popolare, 2015
  14. Bob Mould, Voices in My Head, Patch the Sky, Merge, 2016
  15. Bob Mould, Lucifer & God, Patch the Sky, Merge, 2016
  16. De La Soul, Ring Ring Ring (Ha Ha Hey), De La Soul Is Dead, Tommy Boy Entertainment, 1991
  17. Joe Jackson, Got the Time, Look Sharp!, A&M, 1979
  18. The Rolling Stones, Time Is On My Side, 12 X 5, London, 1964
  19. The Rolling Stones, Time Waits for No One, It's Only Rock 'n Roll, Rolling Stones, 1974
  20. Throwing Muses, Not Too Soon, The Real Ramona, 4AD, 1991

Footnotes

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