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Interview: We Are Augustines talk new album, late night TV debut tonight

Tonight, We Are Augustines are getting a big television introduction. In many ways, the trio has been through a number of those -- introductions and reintroductions, that is. Billy McCarthy and Eric Sanderson originally played together in Brooklyn band Pela. One of the group's EPs was released by Brassland, founded by the guys in The National (and, for fans, the similarities between the two bands is quite striking). That business relationship floundered. Then Pela shacked up with Great Society, the shambolic spin-off label of the World's Fair management company founded by Flaming Lips manager Scott Booker. The release of full-length "Anytime...
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Thank God It's Thursday: Oklahoma's College of Rock with Scott Booker, Raphael Saadiq's New Video, Rhino's Digital 45s, More Woodstock, The Bee Gees, and Kimya Dawson

Acm@Uco So you wanna be a rock 'n' roll star? Well, built on the whole School of Rock phenomenon that has become many musically talented kids' new right of passage, there may now be a logical next step that comes with a college diploma. Starting August 12th at the University of Central Oklahoma, a new music division will open its doors, focusing on the study of all facets of popular music such as performance, production and business affairs. Considering the difficulties awaiting most music students and with an eye on the current state of a downsizing business environment, The Academy of Contemporary Music -- the concept and successful, award-winning British program founded in 1995 -- comes with a reality-based approach, presenting the music student with a well-rounded, practical education in all areas of the field as well as helping to supply...
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