Gogol Bordello Brings Wonderlust to Catalyst

May 27, 2009

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Words and Photographs by Luke Pimentel, Editor

May 27, 2009

In the ongoing quest for the ultimate in Memorial Day entertainment, there is perhaps no better fortune for alternative rock fiends than witnessing a pair of gigs by fusion outfit Gogol Bordello.

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Medium, Rare and Remastered: A Completist Cornucopia of Alternate Versions and Ultimate Vision

May 23, 2009

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By Andrew William Smith, Editor

May 23, 2009

Let’s be honest: many of us purchased our U2.com membership with a singular purpose-priority access to the presale code required to get tickets for the band’s 2009 world tour. While the double album of rough drafts called Medium, Rare, and Remastered provides a critical ingredient to any completist cornucopia, for others, the plastic prize (recent released exclusively to fan club members) might serve as a mere memento to comfort and console those hardcores suffering with consumer guilt and additional debt after splurging on seats (or GA access) to multiple shows.

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Into the Mystic: Conor Oberst’s Communal Transformation

May 18, 2009

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By Andrew William Smith, Editor

May 18, 2009

Touring in support of Cassadega back in 2007, Conor Oberst quipped from the stage that “we’re all hippies now.” That prescient remark presaged pretty accurately the future that the former Bright Eyes would find recording under his own name with his mates in the Mystic Valley Band.

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Memphis in Mud: Weathering the Storm with Elvis Costello, George Clinton, Snoop Dogg, & Many More

May 15, 2009

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by Landin E. King, Contributing Editor

May 15, 2009

Traveling as far west as Interstate 40 would take me, I found myself in Memphis, Tennessee to welcome the month of May with a weekend of raincoats, galoshes, and bands of every sound.

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Elastic Spastic Dance: Bono Loves Elvis; We Love Bono

May 10, 2009

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Rolling Stone Magazine

May 10, 2009

In honor of Bono’s 49th birthday, we are pleased to present two pieces from Rolling Stone, one new and one from 2004, about Bono’s appreciation of Elvis Presley (the latter penned by our beloved birthday boy).

Bono has never kept his admiration of Elvis Presley a secret. U2′s frontman wrote about the King for Rolling Stone‘s Immortals issue, calling Elvis “the blueprint for rock & roll.” And U2 even recorded tracks for 1987′s Rattle and Hum at Sun Studios in Memphis, where Elvis first put his silky pipes to tape.

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