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    Hot Snakes Bring an Old, Sure Message to The Turf Club

    Sometimes it feels like the true spirit of rock and roll has been dead for quite some time, and the ritual of the ‘club rock show’ amounts to little more than an attempt to perform CPR on a corpse. Sure, the effort is inherently noble, but should we instead be putting our energy into new […] More

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    They Might Be Giants “Hate Children”?!

    “I’m sure some internet troll will quote me out of context,” John Linnell said, sporting a knowing smile, speaking into the center-stage microphone at First Avenue. “Then we’ll really be in trouble.” For the record, yes, the quote is out of context. Linnell was telling an amusing anecdote about suddenly being woken up in his […] More

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    ON THE RADAR: St. George’s Folly Raises a Glass at Honey

    “Hey man! You came!” Bradley Kallhoff, the mandolin player of St. George’s Folly says as he embraces me. “Yeah, of course,” I reply. “Looking forward to it. Let me get my lady a drink. You want anything?” “I’m good,” he says with a wry smile, holding up an empty Burger King cup. And that’s the feeling of […] More

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    An Acoustic Evening with Dispatch has its Ups and Downs

    As the smooth, dynamically solid music washed over me, and my senses absorbed the moment, I looked up to the high ceilings of the elegant theater and my mind drifted away, into an imagined conversation. Longhair: “Look, if I’m going to tour with you guys, playing the skins and whatnot, I need to be front […] More

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    Dude, You Guys, ‘Queens of the Stone Age’ Totally Rocks

    “It’s just us tonight,” Josh Homme says, seducing the crowd at the sold-out Palace Theater. He is the driving force, guitarist, singer, and songwriter for his flagship group, Queens of the Stone Age, and he gives us a little smile as he takes a drag from his cigarette. “Forget about everything else. It’s Saturday night.” It is […] More

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    Silverstein Bring Experience and Chaos to Triple Rock [Review]

    There is a line of people running along the sidewalk on Ceder Avenue. The forming crowd varies from young girls, hair dyed bright primary colors, bodies wrapped in black hoodies and their flip-haired boyfriends’ protective embraces, to older fans who check their watches, wondering when the doors will open and they can find a spot […] More

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    GWAR: “Because Burger King Rejected My Application” [INTERVIEW & CONCERT REVIEW]

    What do you get when you mix punk rock sensibilities with humble musicians from Richmond, Virginia, and then throw in a strange eco-aware sci-fi plot line and over-the-top violence and theatrics? Well, as anyone who ever watched Beavis and Butt-Head can tell you, those ingredients can only add up to one thing: GWAR. The crazy, […] More