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Suspirians
Ti Bon Ange
Jul 13, 2017 | by | 1 Comment | Read →

In Voodoo belief, the soul is made of two parts. The ti bon ange, literally “little good angel,” is the part of the soul that contains the individual qualities of a...


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    Oxbow
    Kung Fu Necktie, Philadelphia, July 16

    Tonight’s opening bands encapsulated both extremes of the noise spectrum, starting with the local Mob Terror, who merge equal...

  • Lizard McGee Spooky Jets at a Distance
    Lizard McGee
    Spooky Jets at a Distance

    To me, the acoustic guitar is like nails scratching on a chalkboard or like forgetting to get guacamole with your burrito bowl. Being forced during college to go to bar...

  • Ride Weather Diaries
    Ride
    Weather Diaries

    At this point, there are few bands whose reunions would completely shock me. We’re currently living in the golden age of bands getting back together, where past...

  • Grind! Sludge! Doom!All the Good Things!
    Grind! Sludge! Doom!
    All the Good Things!

    The Foundry is a smaller room upstairs from The Fillmore, part of a corporate complex of Live Nation venues including a comedy club. This tour stop just...


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Suspirians
Ti Bon Ange
Suspirians Ti Bon Ange

In Voodoo belief, the soul is made of two parts. The ti bon ange, literally “little good angel,” is the part of the soul that contains the individual qualities of a...

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Past Perfect

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While a working understanding of the varied diaspora of the Cape Verde islands in the context of late 20th century post-colonial Africa and pre-EU...

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