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Concert Review: Chelsea Wolfe

Concert Review: Chelsea Wolfe

David Harris June 15, 2014 0

(Photo: Kristin Cofer) About halfway through Chelsea Wolfe’s opening set, one of the Eels fans next to me turned around and began to frantically wave at the woman at the soundboard just behind us.

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Concert Review: Timber Timbre

Concert Review: Timber Timbre

Josh Goller June 12, 2014 0

For most of the band’s existence, Timber Timbre has been cloaked in an air of mystery. A live performance from the Canadian swamp-folk group, led by the smoky croon of frontman Taylor Kirk, is

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Concert Review: John Grant

Concert Review: John Grant

David Harris May 29, 2014 0

John Grant’s Pale Green Ghosts was the little record that could around the Spectrum Culture office last year, bowing at the 12th slot on our Top 20 Albums of 2013, nestled amongst heavyweights such

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Concert Review: Kishi Bashi

Concert Review: Kishi Bashi

Josh Goller May 28, 2014 0

The last time I saw Kishi Bashi, he stood alone on stage, equipped with nothing but a microphone, loop pedals and his violin. It was early 2012, and he was playing to the way-early

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Concert Review: Baths/Young Fathers

Concert Review: Baths/Young Fathers

Nathan Stevens May 22, 2014 0

Anticon is known for signing masses of artists from a dizzying number of genres. So a tour featuring two of the label’s most prominent groups is going to be weird – I just didn’t

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Concert Review: Danny Brown

Concert Review: Danny Brown

David Harris May 18, 2014 0

(Photo: April Siese) “How old are you, man?” I sat in the balcony at the Roseland Theater, minding my own business and waiting for Danny Brown to come on at 10pm. As people slowly

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Concert Review: Nickel Creek/The Secret Sisters

Concert Review: Nickel Creek/The Secret Sisters

Jacob Adams May 15, 2014 0

The sold-out crowd at Chicago’s Riviera Theatre had been waiting forever for progressive bluegrass titans Nickel Creek to take the stage. After all, the anticipation had been high not just for the 40 minutes

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Concert Review: Conor Oberst

Concert Review: Conor Oberst

Mike Randall May 13, 2014 0

(Photo: Daniel Jordahl) With a new band, a new record in the can and new tracks leaning toward an old sound, the expectations for the opening night of Conor Oberst’s solo tour leaned toward

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Concert Review: Zoë Keating

Concert Review: Zoë Keating

Jester Jay Goldman May 11, 2014 0

For someone like me who’s used to rock arenas and noisy bars, this show was a completely different experience. With an older, less casually dressed crowd, reserved seating and respectful audience silence during the

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Concert Review: Mastodon/Gojira/Kvelertak

Concert Review: Mastodon/Gojira/Kvelertak

Nathan Stevens May 8, 2014 0

(Photo: Georgia Sassenfeld) Mastodon recorded some of my favorite metal albums of the ’00s, but when they finished their 17 song set list at Portland’s Roseland Theater, I felt I had betrayed them. Their

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