HASH Twitter Contest: Tickets for Aesop Rock & More at Irving Plaza This Saturday

February 7, 2013 § Leave a comment

This Saturday, Feb. 9th, Irving Plaza will play host to a clutch of indie rappers headlined by Aesop Rock. Joining him is Rob Sonic, Busdriver and DJ Big Wiz, a compatible list of former Def Jux-affiliates and sometimes collaborators.

HASH is offering 5 pairs of tickets (on sale here) to this show! Follow our Twitter @hashmagazine for an upcoming announcement and details on how to win.


Album Review: Norvaiza’s Cathartic EP “Cremation Ground”

February 5, 2013 § Leave a comment

In our latest issue Carly Lewis reviews Cremation Ground, the mandolin-shaped EP by Norvaiza that finally has Montreal-based busybody Todd Macdonald at the helm of his own production…

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Rafiq Bhatia Featured in HASH Magazine, at Glasslands Tonight

February 4, 2013 § Leave a comment

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This spread is only available in the coming print edition of HASH Magazine Issue 6.

Rafiq Bhatia and his band will play Glasslands tonight, in Brooklyn. This will be the New York guitarist’s first performance since last month’s Winter Jazzfest, where his quartet was joined by rapper High Priest to reprise a cut from Strata. Our profile explores the formative years that went into that EP and the young composer-bandleader’s first album: both of which are available on Rest Assured, the label Bhatia runs with producer friend Alexander Overington.
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Buke and Gase Featured in HASH Magazine, at Bowery Ballroom Tonight

January 30, 2013 § Leave a comment

Buke & Gase storm Bowery Ballroom tonight to celebrate the release of their new album, General Dome. Our own Brandon Specktor caught up with the hands-on pair to talk about their cryptically covered new LP, the sonic Venn diagram they defy, and of course the hybrid instruments they build themselves—and can’t stop redesigning.
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HASH Magazine Profiles Jai Nitai Lotus

January 28, 2013 § Leave a comment

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For his first solo LP, Something You Feel, Montreal rapper-producer Jai Nitai Lotus cleaves to rawness with off-the-cuff MPC cuts, freestyle raps, and total trust in his collaborators…. « Read the rest of this entry »

HASH Magazine Profiles Tame Impala

January 25, 2013 § Leave a comment

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Kevin Parker, of Tame Impala. (Photo: Alec McClure)

For “We Need To Talk About Kevin,” contributing writer Nick Amies dives into the Tame Impala time warp. With Australia’s most indie-critic adored band on the rise, mastermind Kevin Parker opens up about how the trip is changing the world he now tours, for better and for worse.

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Song Review: FaltyDL Gets Surgical With “Straight & Arrow”

January 23, 2013 § Leave a comment

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“Hardcourage,” FaltyDL

Also out this week, FaltyDL’s Hardcourage debut on Ninja Tune Records. Listen to lead single “Straight & Arrow” in our playlist, and read why in the track reviews:

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