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The Flesh Eaters
Bowery Ballroom, New York, March 17

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The Flesh Eaters Bowery Ballroom, New York, March 17 Although the Flesh Eaters existed intermittently in many forms over the decades, they no doubt remain best remembered

The Goon Sax
Alphaville, Brooklyn, October 25

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The Goon Sax Alphaville, Brooklyn, October 25 There are those that say youth is wasted on the young, but then those armchair philosophers obviously don’t get it. They certainly aren’t the types

Slowdive
House of Vans, Brooklyn, June 30

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Slowdive House of Vans, Brooklyn, June 30 While life in the big city of New York can be frequently challenging, there are certain things that make you pause and remember why it’s still an incredible place

Poptone
Warsaw, Brooklyn, June 28

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Poptone Warsaw, Brooklyn, June 28 Existing for just two short years (from 1982 to 1984), Tones on Tail were a brilliant flash in the pan. Consisting of former Bauhaus members Daniel Ash and

Ufomammut
Johnny Brenda’s, Philadelphia, June 18

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Ufomammut Johnny Brenda’s, Philadelphia, June 18 It seems like local psych rock warriors Gondola have been supporting every big bill of the lysergic variety in town: they previously played

Depeche Mode
Barclays Center, Brooklyn, June 6

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Depeche Mode Barclays Center, Brooklyn, June 6 There aren’t a lot of bands that can fill an arena then make it seem like you wouldn’t want to see them in anything smaller. Depeche Mode is one of

Johnny Marr
Gramercy Theatre, New York, May 31

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Johnny Marr Gramercy Theatre, New York, May 31 While his former songwriting partner in The Smiths has continued to grab most of the headlines—most recently

Iceage
First Unitarian Church, Philadelphia, May 17

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Iceage First Unitarian Church, Philadelphia, May 17 In the span of four albums, Iceage has gone from Nihilistic hardcore teenagers led by a singer with a drinking problem to

Preoccupations
Underground Arts, Philadelphia, April 23

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Preoccupations Underground Arts, Philadelphia, April 23 Openers Freak Heat Waves are the aural equivalent to Xanax. Drummer Thomas Di Ninno played along to prerecorded drums as part

L7
Trocadero Theater, Philadelphia, April 13

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L7 Trocadero Theater, Philadelphia, April 13 Openers Death Valley Girls look and sound like they stepped out of a ‘80s cartoon about what a rock band should look and