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“Don’t call it a comeback” is usually a phrase uttered self-protectively by musicians who are very much coming back from some degree of obscurity. Dr. Dre wasn’t exactly absent during the seven-year stretch between his first and second albums (“California Love,” anybody?), but his 1999 sophomore release 2001 is littered with lines like “Ladies pay… More »

It’s hard to imagine any project of Ian MacKaye’s going underrated, but there it is. Growing up as a punk kid in Baltimore, in the D.C. scene’s shadow, in the ’90s, that guy exerted a crazy amount of power over my imagination and the imaginations of just about everyone I knew. Entire networks of kid… More »

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Coachella 2013 Weekend 2: Saturday’s 5 Best Things

Sitting here in the afterglow of day two -- resting sore muscles and reflecting on an impossible collection of hard-earned memories -- I feel like…
Aaron Lariviere | April 21, 2013 - 3:31 pm
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Coachella 2013 Saturday: The Postal Service, Phoenix, The Make-Up, & More

Before we get into Saturday, let's not bury the day's big lede: R. Kelly joined Phoenix on stage to perform his biggest crossover that isn't…
Claire Lobenfeld | April 14, 2013 - 4:33 pm
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Stream the Evens’ The Odds

Fugazi/Minor Threat frontman Ian MacKaye and wife Amy Farina (of the Warmers and Ted Leo & the Pharmacists, among others) released two terrific albums a…
Michael Nelson | November 12, 2012 - 10:46 am

The Evens – “Warble Factor”

In the middle of the last decade, the former Teen Idles/Minor Threat/Skewbald/Embrace/Egg Hunt/Fugazi frontman Ian MacKaye got together with former Warmers drummer Amy Farina to…
Tom Breihan | November 18, 2011 - 12:48 pm
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