J. Edward Keyes

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  • 9 years ago | Local Wire

    Panama is a bridge, a tenuous handshake between the two Americas whose strange geography undermines neither its singular identity nor its peculiar power. Panama! is also a bridge, permitting ease of movement between disparate musical styles. The l...

  • 9 years ago | Local Wire

    A favorite talking point of media scribes over the past year has been the supposed reconfiguration of the record industry as a result of the rise of MP3 blogs. The idea is that the snatch-and-grab mentality of these sites has nullified the physica...

  • 9 years ago | Local Wire

    In the late '90s, the suffix "-tronica" could loosely be defined as "pop music to which drum loops have been glued." It was a goofy movement, one built on the questionable logic that adding a bunch of synthetic clatter to mealy AM acoustic pop som...

  • 9 years ago | Local Wire

    What exactly it was that went wrong with J Dilla's body over the course of the last few years is between him and his doctors, but whatever it was kept him flat on his back for the better part of a year. For creative types, paralysis is a curious p...

  • 10 years ago | Local Wire

    So let's get the obvious out of the way first: Yes, Jahcoozi's singer is from Sri Lanka, the group does play a glitched-up brand of electro, and (perhaps as a concession) all of its label-sanctioned press materials mention M.I.A. by name. But the ...

  • 10 years ago | Local Wire

    Poor man's Shins no more, California's Rogue Wave moves past the dwarfish indie rock that defined its debut into grand, 70mm glory on its second record. You can tell right away, when the giant chorus blows up big in the center of "Bird on a Wire",...