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Pitchfork Music Festival: Julien Baker’s Radical Vulnerability Gets A Dose Of Rock-Star Swagger

At this point in her career, Julien Baker is too popular to be playing the smallest stage at Pitchfork Music Festival. But the smallest stage…
Chris DeVille | July 21, 2018 - 1:04 pm

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A Parquet Courts Show On A Boat Had Us Feeling Wide Awake

Parquet Courts are one of the few bands that can sing about politics with humor and eloquence, and without coming across as esoteric. Sure, their…
Sara Nuta | June 11, 2018 - 2:51 pm

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Mesmerizing, Too: Liz Phair’s Girly-Sound Comes To Life For The First Time On Stage

I wasn’t alive when Exile In Guyville came out in 1993. Born one year later, I would eventually hear and love Liz Phair’s sole top…
Grace Birnstengel | June 5, 2018 - 1:49 pm

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Kali Uchis Proves She’s A Star At Governors Ball

A music festival is a weird place to see any band. If a concert is supposed to be an artist transporting you into their world…
Peter Helman | June 4, 2018 - 2:11 pm

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The Gaslight Anthem Played A Good Set To Almost No One Last Night

Music festivals are pretty much all the same these days. Sure, there's boutique endeavors like the Pitchfork Music Festival and Eaux Claires or outings that…
Michael Tedder | June 3, 2018 - 9:15 pm

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James Blake Plays A Beautiful Set To Bored Teens At Gov Ball

"I'm always down for emo music," a girl said to her friend as we stood with a few hundred tired, sweaty bodies waiting for James…
Julia Gray | June 2, 2018 - 3:11 pm

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Yeah Yeah Yeahs Still Love You, New York

I worry about the Yeah Yeah Yeahs sometimes. I'm not saying it's fair, but I do. I'm also not saying they have gone the way…
Michael Tedder | June 2, 2018 - 2:07 pm

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The National Brought Boxer, Ecstatic Vibes, And A Lit-Up Matt Berninger To Their Inaugural Homecoming Festival

"OK, let's party." Those were the first words out of Matt Berninger's mouth Saturday night, and man, did he ever.
Chris DeVille | April 30, 2018 - 11:39 am

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Father John Misty Is Letting His Brilliant Songwriting Do The Talking These Days

Have you noticed the silence? I realize the other guy releasing an album 6/1 has been drowning out everybody else anyway, but the contrast is…
Chris DeVille | April 29, 2018 - 12:20 pm

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A Different Kind Of Buzz: Beholding Lorde’s Unconventional Pop Stardom On The Melodrama Tour

Let's get this out of the way up front: No, Lorde's concert Saturday in Columbus did not feel empty.
Chris DeVille | April 3, 2018 - 11:28 am

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Despite Making The Best Music Of Their Career, MGMT Are Still Imprisoned By Their Past

MGMT never had a chance to sell out because they arrived already bought-in. Instead, after finding success on their debut album, the band adhered to…
Pranav Trewn | March 19, 2018 - 2:25 pm

Charli XCX Brings The Future To Brooklyn

When you grow up consuming the products of the pop machine, you quickly come to realize there’s a formula to it all. Be malleable and…
Layla Halabian | March 19, 2018 - 1:41 pm

SXSW 2018: Waxahatchee Plays New Songs For Rachael Ray

Less than a decade ago, Katie Crutchfield was performing at punk houses as part of P.S. Eliot, and now she's out here playing for celebrity…
James Rettig | March 18, 2018 - 5:01 pm

SXSW 2018: bbymutha Can And Will Win You Over, No Problem

Midway through bbymutha's set at Fader Fort yesterday, the rapper looked out at the crowd and said: "There's this thing my daughter does before my…
Gabriela Tully Claymore | March 17, 2018 - 12:27 pm

SXSW 2018: Illuminati Hotties Are The Best Band That Almost No One Saw

There's a trajectory that a lot of the best bands playing SXSW tend to follow, in that the first year they're here barely anyone sees…
James Rettig | March 17, 2018 - 12:24 pm
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