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Concert Review: Lykke Li

Concert Review: Lykke Li

David Harris September 23, 2014 0

(Photo: Thu Nguyen) Heartbreak is the primary catalyst for many artists, a crushing force out of which some of the world’s greatest artistic achievements have sprung. Nick Cave recognizes its importance, claiming that entire

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Concert Review: Com Truise/Marcus Alan Ward

Concert Review: Com Truise/Marcus Alan Ward

Derek Staples September 21, 2014 0

For fans of emotive electronica, the bill couldn’t have been more perfect. Produced in conjunction with The Downtown Festival, celebrating its first year in Cleveland, the late-night festivities pulled together the city’s own Marcus

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Concert Review: Tim Hecker

Concert Review: Tim Hecker

David Harris September 18, 2014 0

(Photos: Yousef Hatlani) It begins and ends in darkness. A small dais sits in the middle of the stage and after the audience sits, the lights dim and the near blackness, the shape of

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Farm Aid 2014

Farm Aid 2014

Mike Randall September 16, 2014 0

(Photos: © Paul Natkin/Photo Reserve, Inc.) If the Farm Aid stage at times feels as much like a podium as a performance space, that’s the intention. Board members Willie Nelson, Neil Young, John Mellencamp

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Concert Review: Bob Mould/Cymbals Eat Guitars

Concert Review: Bob Mould/Cymbals Eat Guitars

Kevin Korber September 14, 2014 0

On the way out of the Bowery Ballroom, I overheard two people conversing about the Bob Mould performance, and while they seemed to enjoy it, I was struck by the first thing that one

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Concert Review: Swans

Concert Review: Swans

David Harris September 11, 2014 0

(Photos: Peter Hutchins) You lose time at a Swans concert. Both in that your senses leave you and that six songs in two hours basically fucks with your notion of time. Roaring back after

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Bumbershoot 2014: Day One

Bumbershoot 2014: Day One

Isaac Kaplan-Woolner September 4, 2014 0

(Photos: David Harris and Isaac Kaplan-Woolner) Bumbershoot, Seattle’s premier music and arts festival, is back and better than ever. It’s been a rebuilding effort since the festival seriously overbooked and lost its proverbial shirt

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Concert Review: Big Star’s Third: An Orchestrated Live Performance

Concert Review: Big Star’s Third: An Orchestrated Live Performance

Mike Randall August 27, 2014 0

Under normal circumstances, performing an album in its entirety removes the element of surprise from a rock show. Unless the music is improvisational in nature, the success of a live performance depends on how

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Concert Review: Against Me!

Concert Review: Against Me!

Nathan Stevens August 19, 2014 0

I’ve had a few heated conversations with fellow punk fans who assert that Against Me! sold out the moment their 2007 record New Wave hit the shelves. The new package was too sleek, too

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Concert Review: Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers

Concert Review: Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers

David Harris August 17, 2014 0

(Photo: April Siese) Tom Petty has always seemed like a reluctant rock star. Never the jubilant ham like Bruce Springsteen or the bizarro building instruments in his barn like Tom Waits, Petty falls more

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