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Road Trip Review: Sleater-Kinney @ Stage AE Pittsburgh

"They were all women on stage and the guitar techs were eunuchs!" one of my road trip companions exclaimed as we skated the three blocks of icy sidewalks from Stage AE back to our hotel room after the sold-out Sleater-Kinney concert in Pittsburgh. We had been drinking for a few hours prior to the show, you see, and we were feeling loose all night, loudly playing games like guess who's going to the show while we waited for our food at the sports bar down the street. It wasn't a hard game. Anyone who looked like a protester or an employee at a feminist book store (Dude! your ponytail gave you away!) were going to see Sleater-Kinney. Those in Penguins jerseys were there for hockey on the big screens.
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Nelsonville Music Festival 2014 In Pictures, In Words

2014 Nelsonville Music Festival - Images by Mara Robinson   Editor's Note: While I wasn't able to make this year's Nelsonville Music ...
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The War On Drugs by Mara Robinson

Live Rock Action: The War on Drugs @ Grog Shop Cleveland Hts.

  How, exactly, did Philadelphia band, The War on Drugs manage to sell out the Grog Shop on Saturday night? Many were curious, especi...
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The Men by Mara Robinson

Live Rock Action: The Men @ The Happy Dog Cleveland

  To judge by appearance, the Brooklyn five-piece band, The Men, aren't very distinctive men. If pressed, the man standing in the ...
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The Burger Records Caravan of Stars Came to Cleveland and All I Got Was 30 Minutes of Gap Dream and a Hangover and That’s Alright

Hours before taking the stage, Cleveland ex-pat Gabe Fulvimar of Gap Dream was bouncing off the walls of the Happy Dog. There were high fives and ...
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The Replacements at Riot Fest Chicago 2013 by Mara Robinson

Riot Fest Sunday Night: The Replacements

The abridged history of The Replacements goes something like this: Beloved underground rockers from Minneapolis have a real shot at greatness, ...
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Bob Mould and Jon Wurster at Riot Fest 2013 Chicago by Mara Robinson

Riot Fest Sunday: Not the Replacements

I'm sorry, Bob. I'm sorry, Laura Jane Grace. I'm sorry, Rocket From the Crypt. I don't know your names, but your matching mariachi outfits were ...
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Blondie @ Riot Fest Chicago 2013

Riot Fest Saturday Night: Blondie, Rancid, and Violent Femmes

First off, I haven't a clue what Debbie Harry was wearing when she took the Roots Stage on Saturday night. It looked like a graduation gown. ...
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