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19 Jan 2004 // 1:00 AM

The current fad for all things New York New Wave has come to us via the NYC “hipster” scene, a scene defined by self-absorption and

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19 Jan 2004 // 1:00 AM

Photo credit: Kelly Davidson At first I thought Joe’s Pub was an odd venue choice for the Dresden Dolls, self-described as a “Brechtian punk

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19 Jan 2004 // 1:00 AM

Not everyone likes Belle & Sebastian. When Leo backed out of a birthday party to attend their final European gig of 2003, an annoyed friend helpfully

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18 Dec 2003 // 1:00 AM

Photo credit: Christine Jakab Small towns are like internal bleeding. A perfectly pristine shell can be a thin ruse for something toxic this way coming.

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18 Dec 2003 // 1:00 AM

The last time Maynard James Keenan was in his old hometown to play a rock show was with his other band, Tool, on September 11, 2001. To

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18 Dec 2003 // 1:00 AM

The only thing that tops hearing “Succexy”—the shit-kicking superpop social commentary that is an instant calling card for Metric’s debut Old World Underground,

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18 Dec 2003 // 1:00 AM

After a year-long hiatus from the frigid winter confines of New York City, the Boys arrived back in town to promote their recently released album,

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18 Dec 2003 // 1:00 AM

Gazing out over a grimy dance floor littered with crushed cans of Red Stripe, Zia McCabe (keyboard, key bass, tambourine, additional vocals) briefly considers my

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18 Dec 2003 // 1:00 AM

Live music is almost always a worthwhile venture. Even a bad show can have its merits: hey, you went out, saw a show, mingled, heard

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10 Dec 2003 // 1:00 AM

The first time I saw Saintface was several months ago, in August at the Mercury Lounge. I had heard they were Brit poppy, so I

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10 Dec 2003 // 1:00 AM

MirahPhoto credit: Ariana Jacob The BlowPhoto credit: Forest Martain Thank goodness for basement shows. House shows are always a thrill but a show in the

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10 Dec 2003 // 1:00 AM

If you don’t know Jorma, you don’t know Jack… It doesn’t matter what the weather conditions are outside; anytime Jack Casady and

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Alice Cooper Twisted Sister Nostalgia tours come in all shapes and sizes in the rock & roll wasteland of the early ‘00’s. Beyond the Stones’

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10 Dec 2003 // 1:00 AM

S E T    L I S T Shake Your Groove ThingMake It FunkyGet Up Offa That ThingHot PantsTry MeGet on the Good FootKansas

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2 Dec 2003 // 1:00 AM

S E T    L I S T CaravanCanteloupe IslandMilestonesTheme from the Naked CitySex MachineIt Was a Very Good YearPare CocheroGuajeo en DominanteI Like

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2 Dec 2003 // 1:00 AM

Leona Naess came radiantly onto the stage in a red gypsy blouse with long, dark curls falling around her shoulders, a plastic cup of wine

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2 Dec 2003 // 1:00 AM

S E T    L I S T Starlite #1Give What You TakeThis Road I’m TravellingSarahIn Love with a ViewBattle of the Broken

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2 Dec 2003 // 1:00 AM

Ted Leo can sure fill a venue. So far this year, he’s played four shows (that I know of) in Chicago, including this one,

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2 Dec 2003 // 1:00 AM

“We thought we’d ease into the evening,” said Eileen Ivers, as her audience wiped the sweat away after the opening tunes. A set of

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2 Dec 2003 // 1:00 AM

Firewater Sullies America: An Invitation to Release or a Rejection of the Beyond? Unexpectedly, I was forced to realign my top twenty bands and obsessions

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