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Bloggy Goodness: Vomitgate Update

The fallout from this past weekend’s Vomitgate continues to bring some more less then wanted attention on the Kings Of Leon. First came the news that the cancellation of the

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Ben Folds: Marquee Theatre, Tempe, AZ 7/18/11

And for a finale Folds played his role of Glee conductor and divided the audience into three part harmonies to sing “Not the Same,” his retrospective to an acquaintance’s acid trip turned born again.  28 songs in two hours is nothing to complain about, especially for a guy on less than six hours sleep, with plenty of dust storm related improv.  It might be too early in the game too coin Folds as an "American Original," but there's no argument that his hows certainly fall into the unique category.

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Tour Dates: Jump In The Fountain

In 2003 power-pop act Fountains Of Wayne became household names behind their seemingly ubiquitous hit Stacy’s Mom from their highly recommended album Welcome Interstate Managers. The New York-based quartet, whose

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Bloggy Goodness: Bitches Brew

This year marks the 40th anniversary of Miles Davis’ landmark jazz-fusion album Bitches Brew. While the legendary double-album is getting a full deluxe reissue treatment that includes a 4-disc package

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Ben Folds with Seattle Symphony: Benaroya Hall, Seattle, WA 10/20/09

Ben Folds and the Seattle Symphony. For few musicians would I have fewer reservations about this potential pairing – and in Folds’ recent visit to Seattle, this critic was not disappointed. Folds played a magnificent set, highlighting the strength of his songwriting, giving the audience a window into the process of converting pop songs into orchestral pieces (or, at it’s called, “arranging”), and generally providing a great evening.

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