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SAN FRANCISCO
FEATURES: THE DODOS GET BACK TO THE BASICS
The Dodos' Logan Kroeber on trying to create music without external pressures and expectations seeping through, and working with Neko Case on their latest record.

ATLANTA
FEATURES: QUICK AND DIRTY: BLACK LIPS
Atlanta garage punks go big on their new album with superstar producer Mark Ronson, also make a fan out of Ke$ha.

PORTLAND
FEATURES: THE GRAILS: I LED THEE OVERSEAS
Portland post-rock band Grails finds success in Europe before tackling North America.

CHICAGO
FEATURES: WILCO: ASHES OF AMERICAN FLAGS
Wilco's concert DVD proves that the alt-country icons are only getting better with age, which is pretty scary.

LOS ANGELES
FEATURES: GARFUNKEL AND OATES SPLASH THEIR COMEDY ALL OVER YOUR FACE
Kate Micucci, the "Oates" of musical comedy duo Garfunkel and Oates talks to Soundproof about their new album, the upcoming HBO pilot and what it was like to perform with John Oates

LOS ANGELES
FEATURES: NYE: HOLLYWOOD SHITSHOW
Hunter Daniels, our man in LA, was invited to some fancy shindig featuring local fixture Mickey Avalon on New Year's Eve and felt inspired to write about it. Normally we're not into this kind of debauchery, being a front for a Christian pro-life anti-drug save-the-children-from-the-gays type of organization and all, but we'll run it because he asked nicely.

NEW YORK
FEATURES: QUICK AND DIRTY: BRIDGET AND THE SQUARES
Currently in the midst of their first tour, Brooklyn's Bridget and The Squares are ready to do what it takes to succeed, like finally getting their own drum kit.

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