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Revisit: U2: All That You Can’t Leave Behind

Revisit: U2: All That You Can’t Leave Behind

Kevin Korber September 29, 2014 0

Earlier this month, in one fell swoop, U2 made themselves the most hated band in the world. The somewhat-misplaced outrage that surrounded the band’s mandatory iTunes release of Songs Of Innocence overshadowed the music

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Concert Review: Interpol/Rey Pila

Concert Review: Interpol/Rey Pila

Mack Hayden September 25, 2014 0

(Photo: Natasha Aftandilians) Interpol’s star may be waning, but you would never know from their recent set at Pomona, California’s Fox Theater. After closing the evening set with “Slow Hands” and an encore of

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Holy Hell! Diary Turns 20

Holy Hell! Diary Turns 20

Nathan Stevens September 24, 2014 0

I love my adopted home of the Pacific Northwest, but y’all can be some sad bastards. Post-1990, I don’t think any other part of the world has created as much gloomy music. Washington natives

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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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Revisit: Snoop Doggy Dogg: Doggystyle

Revisit: Snoop Doggy Dogg: Doggystyle

Brian Hodge September 22, 2014 0

Snoop Doggy Dogg’s Doggystyle begins with a backrub in a bathtub. At 23 years old, the Long Beach-based rapper is apparently stressed. The solace lasts for only a few seconds before the serenity is

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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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