About Pranav Trewn

Pranav splits his time between recording homemade Run the Jewels covers with his best friend and striving to become a regular at his local sandwich shop. He will defend his position that The Haunted Mansion is the peak of late-era Eddie Murphy (barring Shrek) until he passes out from getting too worked up.
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    Twin Peaks, who play the Indy next week, are the future of the past

Twin Peaks, who play the Indy next week, are the future of the past

Rock and roll will never die, but it sure has come close to flatlining a few times in the recent past. The storied history of the greatest genre can [...]

By |June 16, 2016|Comments Off on Twin Peaks, who play the Indy next week, are the future of the past
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    Fantastic Negrito releases debut album ‘The Last Days of Oakland’

Fantastic Negrito releases debut album ‘The Last Days of Oakland’

Xavier Dphrepaulezz was dead, at least creatively — and for a time seemingly in actuality, after a car accident left him in a month-long coma. The collision occurred shortly [...]

By |June 6, 2016|1 Comment
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    VHÖL release “Dispatch” as part of Adult Swim’s “Singles Program”

VHÖL release “Dispatch” as part of Adult Swim’s “Singles Program”

Cartoon Network’s late night programming block Adult Swim launched their inaugural “Singles Program” in 2010, offering a new song every week from a group of curated artists during the [...]

By |June 3, 2016|Comments Off on VHÖL release “Dispatch” as part of Adult Swim’s “Singles Program”

If the dream doesn’t kill you: PUP to play Rickshaw Stop

(photo: Yoshi Cooper)

Last week disgruntled Toronto punks PUP, who are performing at the Rickshaw Stop on June 9, released the follow-up to their shit-kicking eponymous debut record. It’s [...]

By |June 2, 2016|Comments Off on If the dream doesn’t kill you: PUP to play Rickshaw Stop
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    A$AP Ferg’s “Strive” is reason enough to see him at the Regency

A$AP Ferg’s “Strive” is reason enough to see him at the Regency

We should be paying more attention to Harlem rapper and “Hood Pope” A$AP Ferg — a member of the A$AP Mob hip-hop collective whose acted as the goofier sideman to [...]

By |May 25, 2016|Comments Off on A$AP Ferg’s “Strive” is reason enough to see him at the Regency
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    Oakland trio Night School to release debut album ‘Blush’

Oakland trio Night School to release debut album ‘Blush’

Alexandra Morte and Baylie Arin formed Night School in the spring of 2013, shortly after becoming friends over shared orange peels at the park. The two musicians quickly discovered [...]

By |May 24, 2016|Comments Off on Oakland trio Night School to release debut album ‘Blush’
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    Dancing whilst damning the world: Tancred to perform at Rickshaw Stop

Dancing whilst damning the world: Tancred to perform at Rickshaw Stop

Photo by Chloe Aftel

In pop-punk, a songwriter "maturing" can be a double-edged sword: we associate age with earned perspective, but that perspective can dull the urgency of an artist’s [...]

By |May 20, 2016|Comments Off on Dancing whilst damning the world: Tancred to perform at Rickshaw Stop
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    Living through mythology: What it means to lose a musical legend

Living through mythology: What it means to lose a musical legend

The death of a musical icon affects some individuals more deeply than the passing of any other public figure. Music is a society’s heartbeat, and the loss of one [...]

By |April 29, 2016|1 Comment
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    A eulogy for the shoulders of the giant: Celebrating Prince through Shamir

A eulogy for the shoulders of the giant: Celebrating Prince through Shamir

When a musical icon passes away, it's as if a major institution crumbles. Prince held a vast wealth of cultural currency, and his death is akin to the Federal [...]

By |April 27, 2016|Comments Off on A eulogy for the shoulders of the giant: Celebrating Prince through Shamir
  • CHVRCHES at The Fox Theater, by Sara Uduwela
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    High enough to carry us over: A review of CHVRCHES at the Fox Theater

High enough to carry us over: A review of CHVRCHES at the Fox Theater

CHVRCHES (photo: Sara Uduwela)

Lauren Mayberry is constantly at risk of having her music drowned out by the uproar over her opinions. She's a vocal critic of the way women are treated [...]

By |April 21, 2016|1 Comment
  • The Last Shadow Puppets at The Fillmore, by Brittany O'Brien
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    Impishness and Arrogance Entwine: A review of the Last Shadow Puppets at the Fillmore

Impishness and Arrogance Entwine: A review of the Last Shadow Puppets at the Fillmore

The Last Shadow Puppets (photo: Brittany O'Brien)

When did Alex Turner deviate so far into the beaten path? He flirted on the last Arctic Monkeys album cycle with the slick, snobbish [...]

By |April 19, 2016|9 Comments
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    What makes a good band? The Independent bringing The Heavy to the Bay

What makes a good band? The Independent bringing The Heavy to the Bay

The Heavy. (photo: Francesca Allen.)

"How You Like Me Now," the thumping, brassy, and unforgivingly sassy breakthrough single by English soul-rockers The Heavy is an inescapable presence. You've heard it, [...]

By |April 8, 2016|Comments Off on What makes a good band? The Independent bringing The Heavy to the Bay
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