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Concert Review: !!! /The Very Knees

Concert Review: !!! /The Very Knees

Derek Staples August 4, 2014 0

The regular cast of bartenders at Cleveland’s Beachland Ballroom and Tavern get to partake in a few hundred shows per year while slinging drinks and the city’s most delicious bar food to their diverse

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Concert Review: Andrew Jackson Jihad

Concert Review: Andrew Jackson Jihad

Nathan Stevens July 30, 2014 0

“It’s like vomiting in the best possible way—you just release the bad shit then you feel like a million bucks.” That was my friend’s breathless description of Andrew Jackson Jihad’s wild show at the

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Concert Review: DIIV/LODRO

Concert Review: DIIV/LODRO

Derek Staples July 20, 2014 0

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Concert Review: Bonobo

Concert Review: Bonobo

Derek Staples July 17, 2014 0

(Photos: Tobias Schrenk) Simon Green (aka Bonobo) has created a niche for himself over the last 15 years. Like Thievery Corporation, he morphed what was originally a club experience into a massive, full-stage downtempo

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Concert Review: Fucked Up

Concert Review: Fucked Up

Derek Staples July 15, 2014 0

(Photos: Alex Rudisill) Let me start off by admitting it has been over a decade since I last moshed. Once I surpassed the age of 18 or so, the notion of deliberately paying for

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Concert Review: New Order

Concert Review: New Order

David Harris July 13, 2014 0

I sat in a café down the street from Seattle’s Paramount Theatre, counting the guys in Unknown Pleasures T-shirts go past. I’m not above it. I have my own Unknown Pleasures shirt, but I

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Concert Review: Cloud Nothings

Concert Review: Cloud Nothings

David Harris July 6, 2014 0

(Photos: Ruud Sablerolle) When it is obvious that a band is giving its all, the singer passionately shouting into the mic while his rhythm section is in the zone, who do you blame when

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Concert Review: The Mountain Goats/Loamlands

Concert Review: The Mountain Goats/Loamlands

David Harris June 19, 2014 0

(Photo: Bradley’s Almanac) Only at a Mountain Goats show do you see people working together on crossword puzzles on their phones while waiting for the band to go on. It was hotter than hell

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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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