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Avi Buffalo: 20 October 2010 - Chicago

A mere six months has passed since Avi Buffalo emerged on the indie music scene with their debut self-titled album and the band is already touching audiences far beyond the reaches of the West Coast.

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Ólöf Arnalds: 18 October 2010 - Chicago

Ólöf Arnalds recalls an Icelandic Joni Mitchell with a swooning wholesome voice that is rich with a sense of personality and strength as a female singer/songwriter.

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Guided by Voices: 13 October 2010 - Chicago

It wasn’t difficult to see that the primary thing that has made past shows great, Robert Pollard’s quirky personality, continues to permeate the most recent sets with greatness.

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Wild Nothing: 7 October 2010: Chicago

The music is something infinitely cherishable and a treat to witness flooding around fans in a live setting. Wild Nothing tunes are also perfect for blasting on your stereo at home.

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Eels + Jessica Hoop: 1 October 2010 - Chicago

Eels returned to Chicago to play a 90-minute set that was heavy on rock 'n' roll and light on soft vulnerabilities.

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MGMT: 18 June 2010 - Chicago

Selling out Chicago's Riviera Theater in what seemed like a heartbeat is no small feat during a recession, but MGMT pulled it off easily.

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Kings of Convenience: 10 June 2010 - Chicago

Kings of Convenience held the crowd's attention for nearly two hours, showing off their versatile musicality throughout.

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Laura Marling: 4.May.2010 - Chicago

Even just 45 minutes of Laura Marling can leave a beautiful impression.

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Kate Nash: 3.May.2010 - Chicago

Devoted to Nash despite her range in styles and moods, the crowd was ready to echo the sentiment expressed by the title of her latest album released this year, My Best Friend Is You.

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I Believe in the Good of Indiepop: An Interview with the Hidden Cameras

PopMatters sits down with Joel Gibb -- leader of the indie-pop consortium the Hidden Cameras -- to discuss everything from socialized medicine to Stereolab.

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Wildbirds & Peacedrums: 18 Feb. 2010 - Chicago

Creating an auditory effect that is fully astounding, the married pair graced the stage at the Cabaret Metro in Chicago. Words and Pictures by Kirstie Shanley

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Our Hearts Still Beat For You: An Interview with Anna Ternheim

Last fall, Anna Ternheim sat down with PopMatters to discuss her music, Sweden, and being on the road before her show at the Bottom Lounge in Chicago. Pictures by Kirstie Shanley and Thomas Hauner

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The Hidden Cameras + Gentleman Reg: 3.Dec.09 - Chicago

The Hidden Cameras + Gentleman Reg: 3 December 2009 – The Empty Bottle, Chicago / Words and Pictures by Kirstie Shanley

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Our Hearts Still Beat For You: An Interview with Anna Ternheim

Swedish singer-songwriter Anna Ternheim takes a moment to chat with PopMatters.com about her musical output and the current Swedish music scene.

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Mount Eerie: 8 November 2009 - Lakeshore Theatre, Chicago

Mount Eerie: 8 November 2009 - Lakeshore Theatre, Chicago / Words and Pictures by Kirstie Shanley

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The Sounds: 7.Nov.09 - Chicago

The Sounds: 7 November 2009 - The Vic Theatre, Chicago / Words and Pictures by Kirstie Shanley

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Phoenix: 23 September 2009 - Aragon Ballroom, Chicago

Words and Pictures by Kirstie Shanley

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The Pains of Being Pure at Heart: 8 September 2009

Logan Square Auditorium, Chicago / Words and Pictures by Kirstie Shanley


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