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The Skinny: Rapid Cities consists of four young men standing on the outliers of society and of the very subculture to which they do (or do not) belong, giving them the unique position from which to criticize, modify, or completely misunderstand the world around them. You laugh… and so do they. Deliberately evoking familiar patterns of hardcore and punk rock tradition, and spitting it out with a conscious, yet subtle control of the unconventional and the dissonant, Rapid Cities accepts the challenge to take the step forward. With the band’s debut, Machinery Saints, the resulting art observes what is pleasurable about today’s living, as well as what is mundane. Rapid Cities are both a breath of fresh air as well as an assurance that truly “progressive,” yet enjoyable, music is still completely possible as well as necessary.  [ END ]

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Publisher, CEO, and Co-Founder - Born in 2003, V13 was a socio-political website that, in 2005, morphed into PureGrainAudio and spent 15 years developing into one of Canada (and the world’s) leading music sites. On the eve the site’s 15th anniversary, a full re-launch and rebrand takes us back to our roots and opens the door to a full suite of Music, Film, TV, and Cultural content.