Nice rock, let’s carve a holiday home out of it

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By Low Lai Chow in Architecture on Saturday 24 May 2014

This is so neat. Somebody in Spain came across a huge chunk of rock overseeing the coast in Costa de Morte and decided to make a holiday home out of it. To be specific, Madrid-based Ensamble Estudio did. Minimalistic it may be, but this property isn’t just some barebones den either — the 270 sq […]

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Hermitage San Colombano: a church carved into a rock

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By Hameed Adigun in Architecture on Tuesday 29 October 2013

It’s a church carved in a rock. It’s a church carved into a rock! I mean come on… It’s a church carved into a flippin’ rock! How cool is that? I almost didn’t notice it for a minute and when I did, my first thought was ‘what the …’ Fill in those blanks. This wonderful […]

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Hard Rock, Industrial, and Metal concert reviews from Hard Rock Chick

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By Brad Lamers in Cool Websites on Monday 11 February 2013

Thinking of going out to see a Hard Rock/Industrial/Metal band? Chances are Hard Rock Chick has seen them before, and probably more than once. On her website, Hard Rock Chick chronicles her musical escapades and personal epiphanies at shows in a cool take on a classic concert review. She is also the Hard Rock and […]

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Swedish band I Used To Be A Sparrow goes acoustic

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By Caroline Aranius in New Music on Friday 26 October 2012

Swedish indie rockers I Used To Be A Sparrow embarked on a very special European tour, travelling with only their guitars and perfoming intimate acoustic sets in Sweden, Italy, Germany, Slovakia, Czech Republic and Belgium over an intense ‘on the road’ adventure in support of their debut album Luke. The duo of Dick Pettersson and […]

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Crud: Detroit’s most dangerous band

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By James Trunko in New Music on Tuesday 12 June 2012

Detroit denizens Crud’s new CD, Crud on Monster Island, is the soundtrack for demonic debauchery. This Motor City 5 slings sleaze-laden rock with enough fire power to bring down dictators, nay-sayers, and any Detroit-haters.

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Schemers: a new song from New York band Skaters

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By Katie Heathcote in New Music on Thursday 26 April 2012

Skaters is a band born from New York’s hub of indie and garage rock greatness. They have a new track, Schemers, which bursts with sharp, well-defined riffs and smooth, charismatic vocals. The bridge of the song is a highlight as the pace slows right down and you’re left with beautiful, atmospheric guitars caressing you all over.

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Paintings of rocks by Swedish artist Malin Gabriella Nordin

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By Deanne Cheuk in New Art on Thursday 26 April 2012

Malin Gabriella Nordin is a Swedish artist who works with the theme of rocks. Her work is varied and joyful in it’s abundance. The artful textures, shapes and mix of colors of Malin Gabriella Nordin’s 2009 Collage project, entitled Vacation, is a refreshing burst of color and creativity.

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Irish rock band: The Cast of Cheers

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By Katie Heathcote in New Music on Thursday 5 April 2012

Before you completely give up on any newcomers from the indie scene, take a deep breath and prepare yourself for an onslaught of catchy vibrant rock from The Cast of Cheers. If you loved Bloc Party’s Banquet, then you’re guaranteed to be swept away by these Irish lads. Their first single, Family, is bound to get your […]

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Download the new EP from Melbourne’s Left Feels Right

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By Left Feels Right in New Music on Tuesday 25 October 2011

Melbourne band Left Feels Right play a smooth blend of post-rock soundscapes with a hint of dance thrown into the mix. Their second EP, which is a split release with post punk band The Analyte, can be downloaded for free at their Bandcamp.

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Yuzima covers U2’s Mysterious Ways

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By G. Stein in New Music on Wednesday 28 September 2011

As the story goes, Yuzima’s new EP Glasnost was inspired by the fall of the Berlin Wall as well as U2’s legendary album, Achtung Baby. In the final hour, Yuzima turned in this fiery remake of Mysterious Ways to honor the connection of the two albums.

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Stephen Warwick and the Secondhand Stories

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By S.H. Stories in New Music on Friday 29 July 2011

Although performing on stage with the likes of Nicole Atkins, A.C. Newman (the New Pornographers), Parlor Mob, and Craig Wedren (Shudder to Think), Stephen Warwick is a musician most of us haven’t heard of. He hails from Charlotte, NC, one of the largest banking cities in the southeastern United States. Not the most likely of places for a musician to grow creatively.

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Días de Septiembre give away debut album

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By John Doe in New Music on Sunday 19 June 2011

Días de Septiembre is a post-rock band from Caracas-Venezuela. Their music is characterized by its mostly instrumental compositions, supported with visuals during live performances. So, the band does not try to dictate emotions, but suggests them, allowing each person who listens to their music or watches their presentations to attain a personal meaning for each […]

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Shaka Ponk’s Hell’o

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By Casper Johansson in Video on Friday 19 March 2010

Paris-based Shaka Ponk’s sound blends electro, rock, punk, and dance with a stunning live show that combines advanced digital animation and an unsurpassed display of energy from the band members.

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