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Pump Up The Jam: August 19, 2016

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Marching Church: The stars we are (photo by Elizabeth Peyton)

This week’s edition of “Pump Up The Jam” features A Band Aparte, Myrkur, Marching Church, Axis: Sova, Vallens, and more.
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Pump Up The Jam: August 5, 2016

This week’s edition of “Pump Up The Jam” features Lowell, Blanck Mass, White Lies, Redd Kross, The Side Eyes, and more!

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The Side Eyes are makin’ groceries, punk rock style.

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Meet The “Beat Bugs” on Netflix

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Today is the premiere of the first season of Beat Bugs, a new Netflix original series for kids. An ingenious take on the music of The Beatles, the show visualizes the worlds created by the Fab Four in their songs by depicting the adventures of a group of five best friends: Jay, Crick, Walter, Buzz, and Kumi.

Each episode features some of the most well-known Beatles songs reinterpreted with an impressive array of artists like P!nk, Sia, Aloe Blacc, Eddie Vedder, Robbie Williams, James Corden, The Shins, Frances, and The Lumineers, with more artists joining in for Season 2 (which will premiere on November 18).

Here is the trailer for Season 1.

If that isn’t enough to get you excited, check out this great behind the scenes look at the series and its creator Josh Wakely, as well as some of the voice actors and musical stars.

I wish this show had been around when I was a kid!

Pump Up The Jam: July 22, 2016

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Oliver Reed in Revolver: You will respect the moustache.

This week’s edition of “Pump Up The Jam” features Allie X, Ty Segall, and more.
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Pump Up The Jam: July 8, 2016

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Rumble says, “Life’s a beach!” Photo © Paul Hillier

Welcome to a new weekly column on Biff Bam Pop, “Pump Up The Jam,” where I take you through some of my musical highlights for the week, including music news, new releases, and other things you might have missed. This week: robots in disguise, CREEM Magazine, Yoko Ono, Peaches, and more.
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Pump Up The Jam: July 1, 2016

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William Hurt is tripping balls in Altered States.

Welcome to a new weekly column on Biff Bam Pop, “Pump Up The Jam,” where I take you through some of my musical highlights for the week, including music news, new releases, and other things you might have missed. This week we’ve got new music from VATS, Lowell, Cowtown, White Lies, and info on the Altered States soundtrack vinyl release.
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Pump Up The Jam: June 24, 2016

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Ziemba’s album Hope Is Never is out today.

Welcome to a new weekly column on Biff Bam Pop, “Pump Up The Jam,” where I take you through some of my musical highlights for the week, including music news, new releases, and other things you might have missed.
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Pump Up The Jam: June 17, 2016

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Odonis Odonis: Their new album Post Plague is out on June 17.

Welcome to a new weekly column on Biff Bam Pop, “Pump Up The Jam,” in which I take you through some of my musical highlights of the week, including music news, new releases, and other things you might have missed.

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The Audacious Eleven Podcast: Audacious on the Road

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The Biff Bam Pop! Podcast Network presents The Audacious Eleven Podcast, featuring Wendy Sheridan, Mary McGinley, Donna Juzva, and Biff Bam Pop’s own Robin Renee.

Audacious Eleven is a reality podcast that ventures from Pagan spirituality and life empowerment to technology, entrepreneurship, love, sex, and fandom. This week the show is all about on the road and events for May 2016, Check it out after the jump.

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Happy 50th Anniversary Pet Sounds!

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Today marks the 50th anniversary of the Beach Boys’ Pet Sounds, an album that at the time was considered a failure for the band, only going gold and not generating any huge singles. For Brian Wilson, the band’s de factor leader and songwriting genius, Pet Sounds was a labour of love, brought on by his desire to top the Beatles when it came to putting together an album of “all good songs’. Working with lyricist Tony Asher for the majority of the record, along with some help from bandmate Mike Love, Brian managed to do just that. Pet Sounds flows from beginning to end immaculately. It’s in many ways one of the first concept albums, as it deals with growing up and dealing with love – of being in love and wanting to be loved.

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