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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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Holy Hell! Roman Candle Turns 20

Holy Hell! Roman Candle Turns 20

John L. Murphy October 9, 2014 0

After Elliott Smith’s death in 2003, a wall on Sunset Boulevard, where L.A.’s Silver Lake blends into Los Feliz, filled with tributes. They crept over a colorful design of an auto-repair shop’s façade, featured

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Rediscover: Kelley Polar: I Need You to Hold on While the Sky Is Falling

Rediscover: Kelley Polar: I Need You to Hold on While the Sky Is Falling

Michael Merline October 7, 2014 0

Even though electronic musician Kelley Polar’s two records share many of the same stylistic tricks, debut Love Songs of the Hanging Gardens rarely hinted at how strangely impressive his 2008 sophomore record would be

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Interview: George Clarke from Deafheaven

Interview: George Clarke from Deafheaven

Derek Staples October 5, 2014 0

Formed in 2010 in San Francisco, Deafheaven cultivated their own route through the bleak underground of black metal. Frontman George Clarke and guitarist Kerry McCoy survived an array of lineup changes to record the

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Project Pabst 2014

Project Pabst 2014

David Harris October 2, 2014 1

I have a theory that if you poured Pabst Blue Ribbon into one glass and Budweiser into another, you wouldn’t be able to tell the difference. Let’s face it, it’s all about that red,

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Interview: Alex G

Interview: Alex G

Mack Hayden October 1, 2014 0

Philadelphia native and rising indie star Alex G made his name through simply self-releasing plenty of material on his own Bandcamp. His sound may be as mellow as his personality but that doesn’t stop

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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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