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Jawbreaker’s San Francisco Show Raised The Bar For Punk Reunion Tours

"So how the fuck did all of you get tickets?" says Paul Lee, the singer of '90s East Bay punk band Monsula. There’s an air…
Nina Corcoran | August 14, 2017 - 11:49 am

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Car Seat Headrest Played One Of The Best Sets At Lollapalooza 2017

Teens Of Denial, Car Seat Headrest's breakthrough album from last year, was a minor miracle. It was built on music that had plenty of retro…
Ryan Leas | August 7, 2017 - 12:22 pm

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Arcade Fire Bring New Songs, Old Favorites, And “Mind Games” To Intimate Chicago Show

We're used to Arcade Fire being gigantic now. Years past the moment where the band started to attain the kind of magnitude their music always…
Ryan Leas | August 6, 2017 - 1:45 pm

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Nine Inch Nails Crushed Panorama With Controlled Rage

Whenever people ask what the first show I ever saw was, my standard response is, "Do you want the cool answer, or the real answer?"
Michael Tedder | July 31, 2017 - 1:42 pm

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Tame Impala Headlined Panorama With Hits And Rarities

It's been just over two years since Tame Impala released Currents. And in that time, the man behind it all, Kevin Parker, has seemed fairly…
Ryan Leas | July 30, 2017 - 3:16 pm

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Fans See Frank Ocean Like A UFO At Panorama 2017

One of the best recent Getty Images of Frank Ocean is a paparazzi shot of him wandering around SoHo. Frank’s wearing a T-shirt with a…
Gabriela Tully Claymore | July 29, 2017 - 2:23 pm

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Tom Petty Brought All The Hits To Forest Hills

Last night, Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers brought their 40th anniversary tour to New York for the first time. After playing an arena in New…
Ryan Leas | July 27, 2017 - 2:03 pm

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Who Knew The Faint Were Still So Popular? And Other Thoughts After FYF Fest 2017

In some of my darker moments from this past weekend, I had to wonder why anyone reads these festival recaps. Or, to clarify -- why…
Ian Cohen | July 26, 2017 - 2:58 pm

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Last Night Guns N’ Roses Played An Epic Set At The Apollo, Today Appetite For Destruction Turns 30

Appetite For Destruction turns 30 today. If you’re a fan of rock music, it doesn’t really matter when you were born -- that’s bound to…
Ryan Leas | July 21, 2017 - 1:22 pm

Depeche Mode, Savages, & Lisbon Ambiance Help Make NOS Alive One Of 2017’s Coolest Festivals

Though it's had a few different names over the years, NOS Alive has been taking place in Lisbon since 2007. Like some of its European…
Ryan Leas | July 10, 2017 - 10:13 am

At NOS Alive Foo Fighters Prove They’re One Of The Greatest Festival Headliners Around

There are plenty of big names at this year's NOS Alive. The xx and the Weeknd, Fleet Foxes and Spoon and, uh, Imagine Dragons, who…
Ryan Leas | July 8, 2017 - 3:14 pm

Ryan Adams Turned Up To 11 At Lisbon’s NOS Alive

Lisbon's NOS Alive festival has been around, in some iteration or another, since 2007. In the last 10 years, it's garnered a reputation similar to…
Ryan Leas | July 7, 2017 - 12:10 pm

U2 Return To The Joshua Tree In Trump’s America

The justification for U2’s current tour — in which they play their classic breakthrough album The Joshua Tree in its entirety — is that the…
Ryan Leas | June 30, 2017 - 12:47 pm

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LCD Soundsystem Continue To Preview American Dream At Second Brooklyn Residency

In case you missed it, LCD Soundsystem are playing a lot of shows at Brooklyn Steel this year. On the heels of their residency there…
Ryan Leas | June 22, 2017 - 11:16 am

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Dylan Brings (Some Of) The Hits To Firefly

This weekend marked the 50th anniversary of the Monterey Pop Festival. You might've noticed headlines recently looking back at Monterey, calling it the moment rock…
Ryan Leas | June 18, 2017 - 6:57 pm
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