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Idles
PhilaMOCA, Philadelphia, March 11

March 18th, 2018  |  by  |  published in What's the Rumpus? | Leave A Comment »

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

March 6th, 2018  |  by  |  published in What's the Rumpus? | Leave A Comment »

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

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