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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 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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GBV @ Riot Fest Chicago 2013

Riot Fest Saturday: Dinosaur, Jr, Guided by Voices, and FLAG

Coming into Riot Fest Chicago, I had planted all of these clever alternate festival names in my mind, like Who Let the Olds Out, Moms-And-Dad...
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About That Cloud Nothings Show at the Beachland Last Night

* The big news coming in to last night's Cloud Nothings, Protomartyr, and Two-Hand Fools show at the Beachland Ballroom was impending move to Paris ...
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2013 Pitchfork Music Festival: R MFN Kelly

R. MFN Kelly, the R&B legend. R. MFN Kelly, the first R&B artist to headline the Pitchfork Music Festival. R. MFN Kelly, the man who ...
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2013 Pitchfork Music Festival: M.I.A.

There were times during M.I.A.'s Sunday evening set at the Pitchfork Music Festival, where she appeared to be every bit the headliner as the ...
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2013 Pitchfork Music Festival: Yo La Tengo

Hey look everyone! It's Uncle Ira, Uncle James and Aunt Georgia! They made it to the cookout! If you're one of those who has never had a ...
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