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This is the ninth in a series of year-end blog posts by WOUB staff, volunteers and contributors. Check out all of this year’s lists at this link. Every so often throughout its brief existence, rock is pronounced over and done with by a handful of very knowledgeable artists, critics or record execs that, by now,… Read More
Radio Free Athens DJ Michael Tedesco shares his top music picks of 2013, including albums by David Bowie and Jimi Hendrix, and live performances by David Byrne/St. Vincent, Prince and The Word of Mouth Jazz Band.
Favorite new unsigned band: Mamarrazi – Like some illegitimate love child of Fela Kuti and Frank Zappa & the Mothers, this eight-piece self-described “afrofunk hip hop jazz mathrobeat” band with MC Tavi Fields is the best-kept secret in Brooklyn, N.Y. “Gangster” from their debut disc Bewilderness is the best single in living memory. www.mamarazzisounds.com Favorite… Read More
In the middle of a 36-city US tour, Paper City landed in an Athens home via the sibling of an Ohio University graduate student. The trio from Long Beach, Calif. is the brainchild of artist/songstress/multi-instrumentalist/singer Marisa Predisik. Predisik personifies the original punk ethos of DIY: she wrote, produced and engineered all the songs on Paper… Read More