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Concert Review: Hatchie, April 20, Longboat Hall

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Photo credit: Frank Yang We here at the Panic Manual first caught Australian dream pop artist Hatchie a little over a year ago at SXSW and were impressed with her sound and her live show – clearly she seemed primed for greater success. So it’s a bit surprising that she’s taken things a bit slow, with her full length debut Keepsake only just coming out later this year (June 21) on Double Double Whammy Records. Still, while it’s been a …

Concert Review: Aborted, Cryptopsy, Hideous Divinity, April 19, Lee’s Palace

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Good Friday. For millions of people around the world, it’s a significant day in their faith. For the rest of us, it’s mostly just a day off work. Still, even if by chance my plans for the day had leaned towards something a tad more pious, surely those plans would have been … aborted once I made plans to see Aborted. Yes, the Belgian death metal band (and inspiration for my terrible pun above) are currently on their “Hell Over …

Song Of The Day: Sasami – Morning Comes

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Photo Credit: Alice Baxley Just in case you thought every concept for a music video had been done already, Sasami has figued out an angle that I’m fairly certain hasn’t been done before – just film your grandmother as she cooks. Yes, Sasami recruited her own grandmother, Halmoni, to show us her “world famous recipe” for kimchi (that includes tips like “Always spank your cabbage”) in the video for her latest single “Morning Comes,” directed by Sasami herself alongside Eric …

Song Of The Day: Marissa Nadler & Stephen Brodsky – Estranged

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Photo courtesy of Ebru Yildiz “When you’re talkin’ to yourself And nobody’s home You can fool yourself You came in this world alone” These lyrics start off the nearly ten minute epic “Estranged” off of Guns N’ Roses’ 1991 album Use Your Illusion II (to my mind, the superior of the Use Your Illusion albums – don’t @ me). It’s a fairly bleak lyric that at the time was somewhat overshadowed by the insanity of the track’s video, which featured …