This kid’s cymbal broke midway through the U.S. national anthem and his quick-thinking skills made him a star

Rachel Oakley Contributor

By Rachel Oakley in Video on Thursday 2 April 2015

You’ve been practicing those cymbals for weeks now. You’ve finally been able to crash them at just the right moment so when the other band members play to the tune of the Star-Spangled Banner, you’re in-sync and the whole song sounds like it was recorded by professionals.

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Believe it or not, these tiny cubes are actually rubber bands

Kenny Ong Contributor

By Kenny Ong in New Products on Monday 20 October 2014

Some items around the house have remained pretty much the same, serving us the same function over and over again. Take the humble rubber band, for instance. They have been around since the 1600s and were patented in England way back in 1845. And they have always been circular. But not anymore.

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This massive chart of the music universe reveals just how our favorite acts are connected

Low Lai Chow Contributor

By Low Lai Chow in New Art on Tuesday 24 June 2014

Thanks to Pop Chart Lab’s massive Charted Connections of Rock chart, which maps out the links between 727 artists — and over 500 bands — and denotes degrees of separation across musical genres and generations, we now suspect Eric Clapton is the Kevin Bacon of music. It’s just so mindbogglingly good.

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Organ Eternal: new music video for These New Puritans

Darwin Cosico Contributor

By Darwin Cosico in New Music on Tuesday 10 September 2013

London-based art rock band, These New Puritans, have recently shared a clip for Organ Eternal, off their third studio album, Field of Reeds. The clip alternates scenes between an aerial footage of the band performing, natural scenery, and a disturbed woman. The track is arguably the best track off the album, and I’m surprised that it […]

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Poster designs by Seattle’s Tireman Studio

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By Junishi Tsuneoka in New Illustration on Tuesday 3 September 2013

I’m always searching for really good up-and-coming design studios for fresh inspiration. Tireman Studio is definitely a new design firm to watch. The studio was founded by Shogo Ota, who inherited the DNA of infamous Modern Dog Design Co. His unique artsy wild style is recognized mostly by his music poster designs, but if you […]

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Australian band Pigeon’s epic Daft Punk live medley

Cormack O'Connor Contributor

By Cormack O'Connor in New Music on Thursday 23 May 2013

It seems Australia has had a bad case of Daft Punk fever this last week, with the iconic band’s latest release, Random Access Memories, being launched in the country town of Wee Waa. Brisbane band Pigeon have been diagnosed with a particularly bad case, posting up a medley of a number of Daft Punks hits […]

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Firekites music video: Same Suburb Different Park

Cormack O'Connor Contributor

By Cormack O'Connor in New Music on Sunday 3 March 2013

Firekites, my favourite Australian band, are set to follow-up the release of 2008’s The Bowery with some new material very soon. But, looking back, one of the best tracks off The Bowery is Same Suburb Different Park. If you haven’t heard it, you need to, and if you haven’t seen the video clip, you haven’t […]

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Newcastle band Goldsmith

Cormack O'Connor Contributor

By Cormack O'Connor in New Music on Thursday 18 October 2012

Goldsmith are yet another one of the exciting bands that are coming out of the Newcastle, Australia, music scene. We sat down with them to talk relatives, basements, and Dire Straits.

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Windy Cindy: introducing People Get Ready

Cormack O'Connor Contributor

By Cormack O'Connor in New Music on Saturday 29 September 2012

New York has been pumping out some really interesting bands and artists of late: Vampire Weekend, Sleigh Bells and Azealia Banks, to name a few. So of course a new four piece from Brooklyn called People Get Ready has caught our attention. They are a combination of talents: founding member Steven Reker has toured as […]

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Portrait of the band Sleigh Bells by Erin Gallagher

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By EG in New Illustration on Tuesday 24 May 2011

Check out Erin Gallagher’s portrait of Alexis Krauss and Derek E. Miller of Sleigh Bells. Her voice is like crystal and his guitar shreds. Perfect combo!

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