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The Jesus and Mary Chain
PlayStation Theater, New York, November 17

December 4th, 2017  |  by  |  published in What's the Rumpus? | 1 Comment »

The Jesus and Mary Chain PlayStation Theater, New York, November 17 It’s been nearly 10 years since the Reid brothers—a pair of siblings whose squabbles make those of Oasis’ Gallaghers seem like

Ariel Pink
El Club, Detroit, October 29

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Ariel Pink El Club, Detroit, October 29 I keep coming back to a concert video of Frank Zappa in Barcelona on his last tour in 1988. Wearing harem pants and a frumpy, white, suburban-dad Baja

This Is Not a Death From Above Concert Review

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This Is Not a Death From Above Concert Review I absolutely love You’re a Woman, I’m a Machine. It came out when I just started working in a record store in Columbus. I was the metal buyer, but the beautiful

Arcade Fire
Wells Fargo Center, Philadelphia, September 17

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Arcade FireWells Fargo Center, Philadelphia, September 17 Arcade Fire has been an unlikely success story for some time now, but it’s still an interesting and fairly unprecedented rise to

Oxbow
Kung Fu Necktie, Philadelphia, July 16

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OxbowKung 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

The Church
Ardmore Music Hall, Philadelphia, July 6

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The Church Ardmore Music Hall, Philadelphia, July 6 The Ardmore Music Hall is an intimate room that feels like two completely different venues. It has the vibe of a classy old school theater

Northside Festival
Brooklyn, June 8–11

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Northside Festival Brooklyn, June 8–11 It’s hard to believe the Northside Festival just celebrated its first decade. Despite enduring some growing pains over the years—venues that didn't

Big Gold Dream

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Big Gold Dream For a country with a population just under 5.5 million, Scotland has perhaps produced more astonishing music per capita than any other locale. Cocteau Twins, The Jesus

The Veldt
Boot and Saddle, Philadelphia, May 31

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The Veldt Boot and Saddle, Philadelphia, May 31 Opening band Mahogany has a backstory as intriguing as the band’s sound. Singer and guitarist Andrew Prinz formed the group while

Redd Kross
Underground Arts, Philadelphia, May 3

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Redd Kross Underground Arts, Philadelphia, May 3 Redd Kross is to punk rock what Cheap Trick is to ’70s arena rock. This is not as much because of a sonic resemblance, though both