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Kurt Vile and Purling Hiss @ The Grog Shop 4.2.2016

Kurt Vile is chill, so fucking chill. Words crawl out of his mouth in a slacked drawl. Notes from his guitar have so much reverb they sound as if they had wobble their way through jelly on their way from the stage to your ears. Kurt Vile is so fucking chill, he inspires conversations between strangers on the amazingness that is legal weed in Colorado. The truth is, it takes a lot of work to be that chill. Vile alternates nimble finger picking with all out assaults on his guitar.
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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