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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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18 Nov 2003 // 1:00 AM

Thanks to a Tragedy Khadaffi party prior to the evening’s main event, the show was late to start. But once out-of-towner’s Stonesthrow commandeered

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18 Nov 2003 // 1:00 AM

Nile Kreator Due to the not-so-regrettable shuttering of the WWE theme restaurant (and its attendant concert venue) in nearby Times Square earlier this year, the

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18 Nov 2003 // 1:00 AM

The night of the New York City Junior Senior show finds me suffering from one of those nasty, lingering colds that make my sinuses feel

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18 Nov 2003 // 1:00 AM

The S.O.B.‘s crowd had been prepped nicely by Encore and then Little Brother when Hiero finally took the stage. Encore had given

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18 Nov 2003 // 1:00 AM

Closer Than Close Oakland’s own siren is a petite woman with a huge, enchanting voice that takes ownership of the stage whether she’s

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18 Nov 2003 // 1:00 AM

In the winter of 2001, Jay Farrar’s Sebastopol was one of a handful of albums that served as a salve for some psychological blues that

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18 Nov 2003 // 1:00 AM

Brand NewPhoto credit: Jesse Ives We all shuffle and divide musicians into their respective genres and sub-genres. It’s a necessary evil because how else

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11 Nov 2003 // 1:00 AM

The world of cover bands is indeed a confusing one. Sprouting from the seedling of the first Elvis impersonator, poseurs and wannabes stand side by

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11 Nov 2003 // 1:00 AM

It’s becoming increasingly obvious to anyone whose brain hasn’t been permanently addled by too much Red Bull and Ecstasy that if dance music

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11 Nov 2003 // 1:00 AM

Photo credit: Jamie Ribisi I consider myself terribly lucky to have seen Josh Rouse perform in support of each of his four full-length albums. From

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11 Nov 2003 // 1:00 AM

S E T    L I S T Finest WorksongBegin the BeginImitation of LifeDriveAnimalWorld Leader PretendBad DayThe One I LoveThe Great BeyondDon’t Go

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