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I Rock Cleveland I Rock Cleveland | 2011 | July


From the Rocker’s Notebook: The Return of 120 Minutes with Matt Pinfield

* With the famous words, "I'm Matt Pinfield and welcome to 120 Minutes," and the video "Whirring," by the Welsh trio The Joy Formidable, MTV's ...
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A Second Fistful of Jams: We Were Promised Jetpacks, Cymbals Eat Guitars, Girls and Jesse Sykes and the Sweet Hereafter

"Act on Impulse," the first track from We Were Promised Jetpacks' sophomore release, shows the Scottish noise-makers further developing their sound ...
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A Fistful of Jams: State Bird, Male Bonding, Case Studies, and Dum Dum Girls

After a month which included a weekend boozer in Boston and a working weekend at the Pitchfork Music Festival, I've found myself to be perpetually ...
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Double Feature: “Game of Pricks” and “Gold Star for Robot Boy” by Guided by Voices — Live at the 2011 Pitchfork Music Festival

VIDEO: Guided by Voices - Game of Pricks (Live at the 2011 Pitchfork Music Festival) Two classic songs by the classic lineup of Guided by ...
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Moving Pictures: “I Wanna Get High, But I Don’t Want Brain Damage” by The Flaming Lips and Lightning Bolt

Although I included a link to the Flaming Lips' new collaboration with New England, noisemakers Lightning Bolt in my Facebook feed late Friday, ...
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“Easy” by Pure X

Pure X's "Easy" lazes in a dream-like haze of effects-laden guitar and maximum echo vocals, transforming what could easily be a slowly strummed ...
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2011 Pitchfork Music Festival Day 3: From the Rocker’s Notebook

* While Cut Copy's take on early '80s UK dance pop didn't appeal to me personally, I still admired the way in which they drew in the crowd.  ...
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2011 Pitchfork Music Festival Day 3: TV on the Radio

At a festival as diverse as the Pitchfork Music Festival, few bands have the ability to appeal to every fan.  Over the course of three days ...
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