Dan Strachota

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  • 9 years ago | Music News

    In the five years since the release of the last Coup album, Party Music, there have been enough high-octane political scandals to power the space shuttle. The poorly reasoned Iraq War, illegal spying tactics, Plamegate, the torture photos of Abu G...

  • 10 years ago | Music News

    I hate the Grateful Dead. I've always hated the Grateful Dead. Numerous times over my lifetime, people have tried to get me to appreciate the band, with little success. The interminable solos, the dope-smoking-moron lyrics, the ridiculous ambient ...

  • 10 years ago | Music News

    For the past couple of years, Hervé Salters has been the secret weapon of the Quannum crew, supplying vintage keyboard sounds for Blackalicious, Lyrics Born, and Lifesavas. Now, the French-born, Berkeley-based musician steps out front, rele...

  • 10 years ago | Music News

    Luaka Bop's third volume in this series -- following discs devoted to Brazil's Os Mutantes and California's Shuggie Otis -- is subtitled The Funky Fuzzy Sounds of West Africa. That's a far better descriptor than world psychedelia, because, while f...

  • 11 years ago | Music News

    Busdriver belongs to the rapid-firing, über-caffeinated slam-poet school of MCing. While such diarrhetic verbalizing can be numbing, the L.A. artist's verses prove consistently fascinating, mainly because they're witty and well-detailed, with...

  • 11 years ago | Music News

    The cantankerous, deep-pocketed giant known as the Recording Industry Association of America is on the move in South Florida. Last month, more than a dozen record companies brought suits against 30 local residents for illegally downloading music f...

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