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Three-fer Monday: Gentleman Jesse and His Men, Vivian Girls, and Japanese Motors

I'm back from a long weekend in Philadelphia where I learned the joys of Wii, celebrated a dear friend's 30th birthday, and helped said friend lug ...
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Cleveland Concert Update

Friday, August 1st: Spiritualized and The Dirtbombs @ Cleveland House of Blues.Saturday, August 2nd: Weakerthans and State Bird @ Beachland ...
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Tonight at The Rock Hall: National Suicide Day, Self Destruct Button, and Clan of the Cave Bear

Pity the tourists who happen to stumble upon the free concert happening at The Rock Hall, tonight at 7. In addition to the usual exhibits of rock ...
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“Winston’s Atomic Bird” by Boston Spaceships

I don't want to get ahead of myself here, but...I've now heard two tracks from Robert Pollard's new band, Boston Spaceships, and they're some of ...
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Moving Pictures: "Welfare Bread (Live at P4K08) by King Khan and The Shrines

The Supreme Being of King Khan and The Shrines is quite the bold album title, especially for a band on their first US release. As with all things ...
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“Proud Utility Infielder” by Houseguest

Jamey Carroll, I'm there for you, man, and so is the Akron band, Houseguest. All you did was play solid defense and hit better than Asdrubal ...
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“Furr” by Blitzen Trapper

As Blitzen Trapper's last release, Wild Mountain Nation, played like the Flaming Lips on a massive folk trip, I'm willing to bet that "Furr," the ...
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The Clash Is the New Black: A Brief History of Sampling and The Clash

In the past couple weeks, two prominent female musicians have received considerable attention for songs which liberally sample the music of The ...
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