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The TransgressorsPhoto credit: Divya So this was the first time I ever let a band spend the night at my place. Considering how much like

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26 Aug 2003 // 12:00 AM

Concert reviewing is not always as glamorous as it sounds. You walk into hole-in-the-wall venues on a Monday night, with one eye open and praying

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26 Aug 2003 // 12:00 AM

S E T    L I S T ThaeterThis Is the New ShitDisposable TeensIrresponsible Hate AnthemUse Your Fist and Not Your MouthGreat Big White

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26 Aug 2003 // 12:00 AM

Ilya Sometime in the not-too-distant future, there will come a time when you’ll stop in some hip-to-your-tax-bracket hotel bar for an after-work chocolate martini

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26 Aug 2003 // 12:00 AM

Photo credit: Eva Vermandel Northsix is just a cinderblock box with cold metal pillars that reach from floor to ceiling, obstructing the view in what

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Bruce Springsteen is generally held to be a legendary performer; his marathon concerts, which typically last over three hours without intermission, are likened with no

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MotorheadPhoto credit: Ace Trump Dio Iron Maiden Loud. Really fucking loud. For several hours on the night of 30 July, nary a black T-shirt or skull

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19 Aug 2003 // 12:00 AM

The Ronettes’ “Be My Baby” is playing as the lights go down and Jesse Malin is ushered onstage. “Make way for the mayor,” bass player

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If there’s one thing that most popular musicians loathe, it’s labels. But it’s convenient to consign an artist to a particular category,

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19 Aug 2003 // 12:00 AM

Most conversations I’ve had about the band Knife Skills inevitably result in someone giving the nod to their perfect name. Even if Knife Skills

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19 Aug 2003 // 12:00 AM

Photo credit: Paula Wilson I’ve said it before, and I’ll say it again: In the new millennium, nothing is better for rock ‘n’

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19 Aug 2003 // 12:00 AM

Photo credit: Paula Wilson Most bands just skip Grand Rapids altogether. Yeah, it’s the smack-dab midpoint of the Detroit-Chicago roadie, yeah it’s a

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13 Aug 2003 // 12:00 AM

The King of Pap The crowd ranged in age from eight to 80, most sporting a few extra pounds and many wearing T-shirts emblazoned with superhero

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13 Aug 2003 // 12:00 AM

Ah, the dog days of summer. There’s nothing like them, especially when you’ve been subjected to one of the harshest winters in recent

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13 Aug 2003 // 12:00 AM

Q-Unique (The Rock Steady Rhymer). Easy Roc Fabel and Mr. Wiggles The Rock Steady Crew celebrated its 26th year of spinning, locking, popping and jaw-dropping

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13 Aug 2003 // 12:00 AM

There was a bizarre post the other day on the velvetrope about the declining revenues of major record label Universal Music Group that concluded with

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13 Aug 2003 // 12:00 AM

I saw the Devil on stage at the Roseland Ballroom on a night so sultry New York seemed like hell with sidewalks. The streets outside

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13 Aug 2003 // 12:00 AM

On July 29th, Gustavo Cerati showed a Chicago audience why he is among the most acclaimed and popular artists in Argentina. Greeted by fans who

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13 Aug 2003 // 12:00 AM

Things got off to a slow start at the Blood Brothers’ show at the Knitting Factory. Despite being crowded to the front of the stage

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6 Aug 2003 // 12:00 AM

The ThermalsPhoto credit: Chelsea Mosher The Metro Club’s a pit. A sweaty hole with sticky floors and those florescent lights that make your eyeballs

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