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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

Tinariwen and Dengue Fever
Union Transfer, Philadelphia, April 18

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Tinariwen and Dengue FeverUnion Transfer, Philadelphia, April 18 The distance between Cambodia and Mali is 7,175 miles, but with roots in those two disparate countries, the two bands

The Wedding Present
The Bell House, Brooklyn, April 15

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The Wedding Present The Bell House, Brooklyn, April 15 There was a period of time around the turn of the last century when the Wedding Present ceased to exist. Sure, frontman David Gedge was still making music

Run the Jewels
Express Live, Columbus, January 16

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Run the Jewels Express Live, Columbus, January 16 One of the more random success stories in recent music history has to be the rise of El-P and Killer Mike as Run the Jewels. Though

Peter Hook & The Light
Webster Hall, New York, September 23

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Peter Hook & The Light Webster Hall, New York, September 23 It’s a fact of growing older that the bands you loved as a kid are probably not going to age gracefully. Their once skinny leather-clad bodies