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Concert Review: Meatbodies/Purling Hiss/ Foul Swoops

Concert Review: Meatbodies/Purling Hiss/ Foul Swoops

Pat Padua November 9, 2014 0

It was a great night for guitars at the gourmet pizza and beer joint Comet Ping Pong. Three energetic bands vied for the title of shredding-est and most pedal-riffic. There was one problem. You

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Concert Review: Flatbush Zombies/The Underachievers

Concert Review: Flatbush Zombies/The Underachievers

Nathan Stevens November 5, 2014 0

If I’ve learned one thing from the hip-hop shows I’ve seen this year, it’s that hip-hop trios > hip-hop duos. I haven’t seen Outkast or Run the Jewels (yet), but there’s something about three

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Rediscover: Ryo Fukui: Scenery

Rediscover: Ryo Fukui: Scenery

Nathan Stevens November 3, 2014 0

The number of hours I’ve wasted surfing through Youtube is uncountable. The site is a time sink that has drained years of my life away as I’ve clicked from recommended video to recommended video.

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Concert Review: Wilco

Concert Review: Wilco

Mike Randall October 29, 2014 0

As Jeff Tweedy strummed the schizophrenic chords of “I Am Trying to Break Your Heart” not even three songs into Wilco’s sold-out Raleigh show, a beer can hurled by an audience member scuttled past

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Revisit: Beats International: Let Them Eat Bingo

Revisit: Beats International: Let Them Eat Bingo

Derek Staples October 27, 2014 0

Before donning the Fatboy Slim alias in 1996, Kent’s Norman Cook was exploring the indie-rock underground as a member of UK’s the Housemartins. As the collective’s bassist, it was the bottom end that was

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Concert Review: Flying Lotus/Thundercat

Concert Review: Flying Lotus/Thundercat

Colin Fitzgerald October 26, 2014 0

Walking into the Flying Lotus show at the Royal Oak Music Theatre just outside of Detroit, MI, my eyes were immediately drawn to the massive polygonal projector screen erected center-stage. I had seen clips

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Interview: Ought

Interview: Ought

Mack Hayden October 22, 2014 0

Ought made waves earlier this year with their excellent debut LP, More Than Any Other Day. The record has plenty to enjoy for fans of college rock groups like Talking Heads, Pixies and the

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Revisit: Whiskeytown: Strangers Almanac

Revisit: Whiskeytown: Strangers Almanac

Mike Randall October 20, 2014 0

Ryan Adams was Ryan Adams well before he was Ryan Adams. Ahead of the world knowing him as a solo artist and before he shared the stage with the likes of Elton John, he

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Concert Review: Twin Peaks/Tweens/Minor Miracles

Concert Review: Twin Peaks/Tweens/Minor Miracles

Jake Cole October 19, 2014 0

(Photos: Marianne Spellman) Last Friday, Chicago’s up-and-coming punk act Twin Peaks headlined a triple bill at the Masquerade’s Purgatory room, a fitting location for a band that seems to be on the precipice of

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Interview: Busdriver

Interview: Busdriver

Nathan Stevens October 14, 2014 0

Busdriver’s electrifying new album Perfect Hair isn’t traditional Hip-hop. It bounces from a dizzying amount of genres and rhythms. Picking the brain of the madman who made the album was just as fascinating as

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