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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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Revisit: The Prodigy: Experience

Revisit: The Prodigy: Experience

Derek Staples July 28, 2014 0

Aided by the efforts of large-scale production companies and even larger business entities, electronic dance music continues to reach new heights stateside. From drive-time radio to festival mainstages and even in the background of

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Holy Hell! Bee Thousand turns 20!

Holy Hell! Bee Thousand turns 20!

Mike Randall July 23, 2014 0

Robert Pollard clearly doesn’t dwell on much. In the span it took Guns N’ Roses to release one album, it seemed like Pollard put out somewhere in the neighborhood of 100. His creative process

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Revisit: The Mekons: Fear and Whiskey

Revisit: The Mekons: Fear and Whiskey

Eric Dennis July 21, 2014 0

Punk and country don’t make for such strange bedfellows anymore, for better or worse. We can partly thank, or blame, the Mekons for that, as those who obsess in finding the fateful point at

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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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Holy Hell! Superunknown turns 20

Holy Hell! Superunknown turns 20

Nathan Stevens July 16, 2014 0

I was born into the post-grunge world. “Smells Like Teen Spirit” had knocked glam metal into oblivion before my parents had even thought about kids, so my early introduction to alternative rock mainly consisted

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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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Revisit: Wilco: A Ghost Is Born

Revisit: Wilco: A Ghost Is Born

Rob Rubsam July 14, 2014 0

Critics often associate experimentation with expansion, a willingness to try just about anything. What strikes me about A Ghost Is Born, Wilco’s last great album and certainly my favorite, is how limited it sounds,

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