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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

Screaming Females
Union Transfer, Philadelphia, April 5

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Screaming Females Union Transfer, Philadelphia, April 5 HIRS is a collective, but onstage there are only two members. Esem plays a severely distorted guitar and does it quite well; JP screams

Idles
PhilaMOCA, Philadelphia, March 11

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Idles PhilaMOCA, Philadelphia, March 11 John Sharkey III came to some prominence fronting Clockcleaner. The band’s noisy art-punk got less dissonant as they went

Bananarama
PlayStation Theater, New York, February 24

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Bananarama PlayStation Theater, New York, February 24 As we should all know by now, we’re living in the age of the reunion, a time when bands from disparate generations can coexist at

The Liza Colby Sound
The Barbary, Philadelphia, January 18

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The Liza Colby Sound The Barbary, Philadelphia, January 18 It was a bit surreal to see Chuck Treece open the show at 7pm sharp still wearing his coat and Eagles toboggan hat like he was

The Dream Syndicate
Bowery Ballroom, New York, December 2

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The Dream Syndicate Bowery Ballroom, New York, December 2 While it seems with each passing year more old favorites reunite to relive past glories and/or receive the wider recognition they

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

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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