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Bob Dylan Brings ‘Never Ending Tour’ To Beacon Theatre For First of Four Shows (SHOW REVIEW)

Every year at the end of November, Bob Dylan pushes pause on the Never Ending Tour to rest his bones for winter before returning to the stage in early April. Most years Dylan tries to ...

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Kamasi Washington Reaches New Jazz Audiences at Boston’s Royale (SHOW REVIEW)

It was a sight to behold. Kamasi Washington packed Boston’s Royale nightclub on November 20th with college-aged kids chomping at the bit to hear jazz music, and on a Monday night no less. We’re not ...

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Highly Suspect Remains Politically Outspoken at Chicago’s House of Blues (SHOW REVIEW)

“Racism sucks, homophobia sucks, and our president is a giant piece of shit”. These were the words confidently spoken by the lead singer of Highly Suspect, Johnny Stevens. As he finished the sentence, the crowd ...

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Sting: Live At The Olympia Paris Captures ’57th & 9th’ Tour In Colorful Glory (DVD REVIEW)

Sting has been on the rock music charts since 1978 when The Police released their debut album, Outlandos d’Amour featuring the hit singles “Roxanne,” “Can’t Stand Losing You” and “So Lonely.” With their breath-of-fresh-air reggae ...

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John Moreland Presents Intimate & Engaging Gig at Rough Trade (SHOW REVIEW)

John Moreland’s devastatingly beautiful songs are best enjoyed at a live show, if you’re so lucky. Moreland released the phenomenal Big Bad Luv back in May, and has been on a steady stream of gigs ...

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Stephen Wilkinson’s Bibio Makes For Unavoidable Label Of ‘Intelligent Dance Music’ (ALBUM REVIEW)

Prolific, acclaimed and consistent; Stephen Wilkinson’s Bibio project has garnered somewhat of a cult following over the years and has become a sort of quiet royalty alongside the likes of Aphex Twin, Mount Kimbie and Four Tet ...

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‘The Walking Dead’ Brushes With Greatness In ‘The Big Scary U’

After more than a few stumbles this season, The Walking Dead nearly stands up straight.

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Cattle Decapitation Give Austin Grinding Riffs and Death Metal Breakdowns (SHOW REVIEW)

Cattle Decapitation has always existed as an outlier in the extreme metal scene of the last twenty years. Defining exactly what they are is a challenge. From their earlier grindcore releases to their newest albums, ...

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Magpie Salute Brings Travelling Revue of Honorable Rock To Irving Plaza (SHOW REVIEW)

It’s hard to believe that this was the Magpie Salute’s third trip to New York this year. After all, they just started playing as a bad at the Gramercy Theatre in January.  By their summer ...

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Mavis Staples Teams With Jeff Tweedy For Soulful ‘If All I Was Was Black’ (ALBUM REVIEW)

With her recent series of albums, Mavis Staples has successfully completed the transition from her earlier status as a soul and gospel icon to an artist who remains as contemplative, contemporary and vital today as ...

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