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‘Nirbhaya’ Bellows For Women’s Rights

Using the horrific crimes against Jyoti Singh Pandey as a jumping-off point, Nirbhaya is an outstanding call for further cultural awakening on women's rights.

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Melba Moore Honors Sarah Vaughan, Nancy Wilson and More at New York Show

In her sold-out return to the Metropolitan Room, Melba Moore honored legendary ladies of song.

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Tribeca Film Festival: Harold Lloyd’s ‘Speedy’ With Live Soundtrack by Z-Trip

Criterion's new restoration of Harold Lloyd's Speedy was screened with a live score accompaniment from turntablist Z-Trip at this year's Tribeca Film Festival.

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Faith No More Come Back ‘From the Dead’ and Slay Vancouver - 15 April 2015

After a lengthy hiatus, Faith No More return to the stage, and never once do they appear like they're going through the motions.

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Punch Brothers Pack a Punch in Tucson, AZ - 13 April 2015

Punch Brothers proved to the crowd at Tuscon just why they're one of the most celebrated bands in modern bluegrass.

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Sufjan Stevens Shone With Sorrowful Genius at Philadelphia’s Academy of Music

Stevens goes for a transformative, pensive, and atmospheric live presentation. Ultimately, that’s what makes his artistry so one-of-a-kind and invaluable.

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Big Ears 2015 Was a Festival for Serious Artists and Listeners

From 27-29 March, Knoxville, Tennessee music fans were treated to a world of daring and avant-garde music at the latest installment of the Big Ears festival.

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The Decemberists + Alvvays: 7 April 2015: Philadelphia

The Decemberists recreated its sonic specialties wonderfully at the Academy of Music in Philadelphia on April 7.

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Modest Mouse’s Webster Hall Show Could Have Done With More of the Early Stuff

These indie giants' recent two-night run at New York City's Webster Hall answers the question: what kind of band is Modest Mouse in 2015?

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The Pop Group Brings Funky Disco Social Criticism to Brooklyn - 16 March 2015

Hearing the Pop Group in action in the present day makes you wish bands that are half the Pop Group’s age would try harder.

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Nickelback’s ‘No Fixed Address’ Tour Clearly Doesn’t Give a Damn

On their latest tour Nickelback’s shtick rings hollower than usual -- and for this band, that’s saying something.

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Vulnerability Becomes Strength When Sleater-Kinney Takes D.C.

The crowd is riveted to the intensity of the performance; some barely moving as they watch the stage, almost reverent in their witness. Sleater-Kinney has walked out onto the ledge with us and back. Again.

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Animal Liberation Orchestra + T Sisters: 13 February 2015 - Solana Beach, CA

ALO won’t likely be skipping San Diego again any time soon if the crowd reaction on this night was any indication.

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Barb Jungr: My Funny Valentine: Songs for the Wild At Heart, Purcell Room, London

What better way to spend Valentine’s Night than in the company of the amazing Barb Jungr, singing songs of love and loss?

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Transatlantic Sessions 2015, Royal Festival Hall, London

Old World meets New World once again at the final Transatlantic Sessions show of 2015: an evening to give the so-called “Special Relationship” a good name, after all.

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Greyboy Allstars Kick Out the Jams in San Diego

There was a bit of cognitive dissonance in the air with the concept of Denson being 58 years old, because onlookers would be hard pressed to make such a guess.

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Diana Ross: 3 February 2015 - Brooklyn, New York

Diana Ross inaugurated the historic reopening of Kings Theatre in Brooklyn with a dazzling lesson in longevity.

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Lisa Fischer: 8 January 2015 - New York

Headlining the first of six sold-out shows at New York's Jazz Standard, Lisa Fischer stirred the soul in a spellbinding 60-minute set.

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Le Guess Who?: Utrecht - 21 November 2014

Utrecht's experimental music festival takes over the college town for a weekend in November.

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Anti-Thesis: A Night Showcasing Anti- Records’ Diversity, Daniel Lanois Style

The mainstream appeal of Daniel Lanois' Anti-Thesis show may not have been huge, but the creativity level of the performances ranks among the highest of all shows in 2014.

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Because Blood Is Drama: Considering Carnage in Video Games and Other Media

// Moving Pixels

"It's easy to dismiss blood and violence as salacious without considering why it is there, what its context is, and what it might communicate.

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