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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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Ex Models In what has become a weekly exercise in sanctimony, I have come here once more to complain about how I saw a fucking

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2 Dec 2003 // 1:00 AM

Photo credit: Keri-Ann Laurito S E T    L I S T Grey GhostShunned + FalsifiedThank You, Lord, For Sending Me the F TrainThe Only

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18 Nov 2003 // 1:00 AM

The Walkmen The Rogers Sisters We’ve Been Had When I heard the Walkmen, a relatively well-known New York indie rock band, were playing three

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18 Nov 2003 // 1:00 AM

The Thrills How disheartening it must be for new bands to constantly be told they sound like someone else. Many no doubt deserve the associations,

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18 Nov 2003 // 1:00 AM

Julian Casablancas is very afraid. This much I can say with certainty, having now seen him on five separate occasions. The Strokes’ wiry frontman has

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18 Nov 2003 // 1:00 AM

That Was It The Strokes might have finally just gotten too big for their boots. Performing for a sold out crowd that actually appeared to

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