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Don DeLillo, screeching, and tacos: A night with Death Cab for Cutie

I really do. I love Death Cab for Cutie, but their uninspired and relatively unimpressive show at Chicago's Aragon Theater on April 13th demonstrated that the band, which is an indie rock mainstay, deserves to be able to alter their songs and recreate the musical experience for their fans.

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Radio Moscow: Brain Cycles

If you love classic guitar parts and blues-injected, Trans Am-driving rock, Radio Moscow is right up your road.

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Neko Case: Spinning to Love

Neko Case's Sixth album, Middle Cyclone is almost a month old, but has quickly become one of her most important works in her distinguished career.

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Sonic Youth: Preparing for Eternal

Sonic Youth's 16th studio album Eternal is set to drop early this summer. I took a very brief look back to how we got here and, possibly, where Sonic Youth is going next.

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The Day I Broke Up with R.E.M.

R.E.M. is a vital band, but is their legacy as one of America's great bands becoming tarnished by sub standard rock.

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Berlin gets a second chance to impress

“I never met a hero I didn’t like. But then, I never met a hero. But then, maybe I wasn’t looking for one.” -- Lester Bands on Lou Reed.

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Kathleen Needs to Get the Glory

Kathleen Edwards is slowly becoming one of today's great songwriters. Sad stories are not her only strength. In the background is a wry sense of humor and critical eye for the subtle issues of her characters that makes her a songwriting force.

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