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by Bill Pearis

Jacky Winter

Jacky Winter, the Australian musician (not the Australian bird), did solo gigs and was a guitarist-for-hire for years until he discovered The Wu-Tang Clan. He became obsessed with 36 Chambers, Only Built for Cuban Linx and Liquid Swords and it changed his whole way of thinking. No, he didn't become a rapper, but he bought an MPC and began making beats, radically altering the way he put together music. Jacky came to NYC over the course of a few trips to worth with Matt Verta-Ray (Jon Spencer Blues Explosion / Dirtbombs) in his studio NY HED.

The result is The Nails EP which is out November 6 via Very Rare Animals. We've got the premiere of "Half of It" which features Brendan Huntley of Eddy Current Suppression Ring on backing vocals. Here's what Jacky has to say:

Brendan Huntley from Eddy Current Suppression Ring and Davey Lane from You Am I wrote this song with me. Brendan wrote the lyrics, Davey and I made the groove. Backwards, tumultuous, yet big and warm. As Brendan told me, It's a glass half empty, glass half full kind of song. Take it either way you like.
Have a listen below.

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Here is the initial lineup for Willamette Week's MusicfestNW, scheduled for Sept. 7-11, 2011 in Portland, Oregon, and it's pretty great. The multi-venue fest includes big outdoor performances by Band of Horses (Sunday, Sept. 11), Explosions in the Sky (Saturday, Sept. 10), and Iron & Wine (Friday, Sept. 9), in addition to shows with everyone from Archers of Loaf to Big Freedia to Butthole Surfers to Neurosis. Tickets go on sale Friday, June 3rd. Check out the full list below...

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