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Jam Packed Wednesday with Fucked Up, The Horrors, The Black Angels, and Archie Bronson Outfit

  Fucked Up's "Paper the House" is not your uncle's pop-punk anthem. For one thing, Fucked Up have always had better things to do than watch tv and rub one off, you know, like writing exceedingly long songs about the sex trade. And while, lead howler, Damian Abraham may question his life in a rock band through the lyrics, and rue the fact that it's driving him insane,  his yelp is as harsh as ever. Then, there's the matt... Read More
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10 Out of 10

The Rockometer: S/T by Ruined Fortune

    Ruined Fortune Ruined Fortune Hozac Records For the past five-plus years, Australian rock music has been on an incredible upswing. It began with Melbourne's Eddy Current Suppression Ring, who released three well-received albums of post-punk, garage rock and trash on Goner Records. From the Eddy Current Suppression Ring sprang side-projects, like the more rustic rock band, Boomgates and the synth punk of T... Read More
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5 Out of 10

The Rockometer: Musical Garden by People’s Temple

    People's Temple Musical Garden Hozac Records Taken a song at a time, Musical Garden, the third album by Michigan garage rock revivalists, People's Temple, is the sound of a band fulfilling the promise of their much buzzed about 2011 debut, Sons of Stone. However, around these parts, we revere the album around and hold certain things as absolute truth. As in the album will always be the arbiter of greatnes... Read More
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7 Out of 10

The Rockometer: Tomorrow’s Hits by The Men

    The Men Tomorrow's Hits Sacred Bones There's nothing wrong with being an old-fashioned, all-purpose rock band, one versed in a variety of styles and one whose reach can attract a variety of audiences, both hip and not so much. From classics like the Rolling Stones, on to more modern acts, like Pearl Jam and Wilco, every generation had these bands. For the Brooklyn band, The Men, getting to this point s... Read More
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Jam Packed Wednesday with Guided by Voices, Thee Oh Sees, Ex-Cult, Lee Bains III and the Glory Fires and Floor

And just the other night I sarcastically quipped on Facebook, "I should really listen to more Guided by Voices." Little did I know at the time, Guided by Voices were about to announce the release of Cool Planet, their 2nd new album of 2014 (out 5.20 on GBV Records). The first preview track, "Bad Love Is Easy To Do) is notable for a couple reasons. First, it marks the return of Kevin March as the band's drummer. Second, Cool Plane... Read More
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Watch Me: “Drown With the Monster” by White Lung

Someone made good use of their advance, and we're not talking about picking up touring essentials like a new van, clean socks, and a case of Combos, either. Having recently signed to Domino Records, Vancouver's White Lung seemingly put all that money into the studio for a meaner, more metallic sound. The difference between White Lung then and White Lung now, is nothing short of extraordinary. A fair comparison would be Bikini Kil... Read More
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Play Me: “The Satellites” By Eno and Hyde

No stranger to the collaborative album, electronic music pioneer Brian Eno has teamed with another titan, Underworld's Karl Hyde, for his latest release, Someday World (5.6 on Warp Records). First single, "The Satellites," combines the more propulsive, dance-floor ready work of Hyde, with Eno's ambient instincts, and the result may surprise. When the vocal melody arrives the track sounds more like a modern Roxy Music remix than e... Read More
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9 Out of 10

The Rockometer: Morning Phase by Beck

    Beck Morning Phase Capitol Records If summer movies have taught us anything, it's this: The sequel is never as good as the original. There are exceptions, of course: The Dark Knight, The Empire Strikes Back, The Wrath of Khan, and Breakin' 2 Electric Boogaloo, but as a rule of thumb, this one is pretty reliable. To cite those movies as a trend would be to ignore modern Hollywood's popcorn output of the p... Read More
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5 Out of 10

The Rockometer: Rave Tapes by Mogwai

    Mogwai Rave Tapes Sub Pop I keep buying Mogwai records because I'm a fan. They got me at a younger age, around the time of the Happy Songs for Happy People tour in the early 2000s. On that night at the Beachland Ballroom, they were so loud they made young women cry. And that moment during "Mogwai Fear Satan" when a concert-goer screamed "Do It!" during the soft part, and a band member winked and did it, g... Read More
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Your Cleveland Concert Calendar for March

Saturday, March 1st: All Dinosaurs, Night Sweats, Black Puddle Noise @ Beachland Tavern. Revolution Brass Band, Muamin Collective @ Mahall's 20 Lanes. Sunday, March 2nd: Parquet Courts, Connections, Pleasure Leftists @ Beachland Ballroom. Lou Reed Birthday Celebration with Mirrors, Kevin Junior & Friends, Rainy Day Saints @ Beachland Tavern. The Sword, Big Business, O'Brother @ Grog Shop. Monday, March 3rd: We Were Promised... Read More