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Is Standup Comedy the New Punk Rock?

Portland's famous underground record label Kill Rock Stars is profiled in a recent article for the Portland Mercury that examines its recent foray into standup specials, and it's pretty interesting. Known for helping push bands like Bikini Kill, Sleater-Kinney, and Elliott Smith to mainstream fame, Kill Rock Stars has taken more and more interest in recording standup sets since a chance Twitter encounter with Kurt Braunohler in 2012 led to their release of his hour standup special How Do I Land? The label's most recent additions include Laura Kightlinger, Hari Kondabolu, Ian Karmel, and Cameron Esposito.

Kill Rock Stars president Portia Sabin even goes so far as [...]

Childish Gambino Signs With Glassnote

In the latest phase of his quest to be more legitimate than everyone else in the world, Donald Glover has signed Childish Gambino with indie label Glassnote. The release date for Glover's upcoming album Camp has been pushed back to November 1, most likely because it may or may not (but probably may) feature collabos with label mates like Mumford & Sons and Phoenix.