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The summer slate of festivals can surely get a little overwhelming, as year after year, more and more events are added to an already-saturated calendar. That growth, given the fact that most of these concert events are totally cleaning up from a bottom line perspective, probably won’t change in 2012 (although lingering issues associated with… More »

This year in music was great and we’rea gonna let it finish (sorry), but in terms of notable album releases the ship has sailed. No offense, 30 Seconds To Mars. While the Gummys’ virtual poll booth remains open for a few more days (did we mention filling out the ballot enters you to win the… More »

As usual I was unable to narrow down my favorite releases of the year to just ten. So here are Stereogum’s 14 favorite discs of 2004. To make it easier for myself, I arbitrarily disqualified compilations, reissues, and Brian Wilson. And for your listening enjoyment are links to a related remix/b-side/live cut/etc… for each entry… More »

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The ‘Gum Drop CXX: Hear New Aloha, Win A Guitar Center Gift Certificate

Aloha's three-years-in-the-making Home Acres is out 3/9 on Polyvinyl. The 11-song collection finds the multi-city band weaving marimba, vibraphone, and keyboards through driving guitar, bass,…
brandon | January 6, 2010 - 11:35 am
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Aloha – “Moonless March”

Aloha’s three-years-in-the-making Home Acres is out 3/9 on Polyvinyl. The 11-song collection finds the multi-city band weaving marimba, vibraphone, and keyboards through driving guitar, bass,…
brandon | January 5, 2010 - 9:55 am

New Cale Parks Video – “Every Week Ends” (Stereogum Premiere)

Aloha, Cale Parks. That the Aloha percussionist, pianist, vibraphonist, and solo singer/composer (etc) spent time as part of White Williams touring band is particularly apt…
brandon | November 18, 2008 - 11:46 am
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New Cale Parks – “Some Sew, Some Find”

CMJ '07 was the last we saw of multi-talented drummer/composer Cale Parks, on a night he joined the (much missed) Narrator in a sweaty subterranea…
Amrit Singh | September 17, 2008 - 1:30 pm
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Stereogum Does CMJ: Cale Parks/The Narrator @ The Delancey 10/19/07 (Flameshovel/Polyvinyl Showcase)

Friday night was an evening of cancellations, mix ups, and superfluous cab trips, but our early evening aggravation melted with a solo set…
Stereogum | October 21, 2007 - 8:13 pm

New Aloha – “Body Buzz”

Stereogum's Aloha love runs deep, what with Here Comes Everyone nabbing a spot in our Top Catorce of '04, a slot on last year's SXStereogum
Stereogum | October 12, 2007 - 12:54 am
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That Was The Best Christmas Song Ever!

'Tis the season to say "'tis the season" too much. 'Tis also the season to reflect on the year that was, eat too much, see…
Stereogum | December 8, 2006 - 8:06 pm
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Inside The Rockers Studio: Cale Parks

On his solo effort, Illuminated Manuscript, Aloha-drummer Cale Parks takes the experimental blueprint for his band’s work and morphs it into a collection of ambient…
Amrit Singh | October 3, 2006 - 10:32 am
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