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Concert Review: The Casket Girls/The Stargazer Lilies/Dott/Dreamend

Concert Review: The Casket Girls/The Stargazer Lilies/Dott/Dreamend

Nathan Kamal March 6, 2014 0

(Photo: Adam Peterson) When I arrived at Holocene, my shriveled little heart immediately sank. I had come to see the Casket Girls as part of Graveface Records’ Roadshow and was delighted to find that

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Holy Hell! Definitely Maybe Turns 20

Holy Hell! Definitely Maybe Turns 20

Nathan Kamal March 4, 2014 0

In 1994, one band ruled the world. Fronted by an abrasive, charismatic singer and openly acknowledging their songwriting influences, that band became the figureheads of a nascent, widespread musical movement. They gave focus and

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Rediscover: Tom Robinson Band: Power in the Darkness

Rediscover: Tom Robinson Band: Power in the Darkness

David Maine March 3, 2014 0

Thirty-odd years after the fact, there’s a version of rock ‘n’ roll history that goes like this: “By 1977, rock had become so corporate and bloated and bloodless that it took the freshening gusts

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Holy Hell! Grace Turns 20

Holy Hell! Grace Turns 20

Cedric Justice February 26, 2014 0

In the summer of 1994, Forrest Gump, Speed and the Lion King were topping the box office. OJ Simpson was arrested for suspicion of murder. Nelson Mandela went from being a prisoner to president,

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Rediscover: Odd Squad: Fadanuf Fa Erybody!!

Rediscover: Odd Squad: Fadanuf Fa Erybody!!

Chaz Kangas February 24, 2014 0

Houston, Texas’ Rap-A-Lot Records is uniquely both highly respected and vastly underrated in the grand scheme of hip-hop history. Mostly known for being the independent outfit that largely introduced southern hip-hop as a force

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Concert Review: Pixies

Concert Review: Pixies

David Harris February 23, 2014 2

(Photos: Yousef Hatlani) I’d never seen the Pixies before and after last week’s show at Portland’s opulent Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall I still feel as if I haven’t seen them. Kim Deal is slowly

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Concert Review: Stephen Malkmus and the Jicks

Concert Review: Stephen Malkmus and the Jicks

Jester Jay Goldman February 20, 2014 0

Step one for rock show domination: soften up the crowd a little. Detroit punk trio Tyvek took on the task with ferocity. Although the Gothic was fairly sparse when they opened the show, they

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Concert Review: Pallbearer/Lord Dying/The Body

Concert Review: Pallbearer/Lord Dying/The Body

David Harris February 19, 2014 0

(Photo: Metal Chris from DCHeavyMetal.com) “What’s the best part about fucking a dead cat?” a member of Lord Dying asked between songs. Not one person amidst the packed crowd at Rotture responded. Most were

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Revisit: The Bangles: Everything

Revisit: The Bangles: Everything

Stacey Pavlick February 17, 2014 0

The Bangles have enjoyed somewhat of a revival in the ‘10s—a reconstituted lineup toured in late 2011 to promote a new LP, and high profile indie acts such as Dum Dum Girls and the

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Concert Review: The Black Angels/Roky Erickson

Concert Review: The Black Angels/Roky Erickson

Derek Staples February 13, 2014 0

Like so many artists before him, Roky Erickson is equal parts talented and tormented. As a founding member of 13th Floor Elevators, he helped pioneer the Stateside psychedelic rock movement during the 1960s. Haunted

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