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2013 Summerfest Guide
Wednesday, June 12, 2013

Tuesday, July 2 @ Marcus Amphitheater, 7:30 p.m.

 The oldest band on a three-act nostalgia tour, the New Kids may be pushing the lexical boundaries of their 30-year-old name. But the same things that make it easy to poke
2013 Summerfest Guide
Monday, June 10, 2013

Friday, June 28 @ U.S. Cellular Connection Stage, 10 p.m.

 A portrait of constancy, Matt Johnson and Kim Schifino have always seemed to revel in their Matt and Kim-ness. Their songs are always that same gleeful shade of indie-pop
Music Feature
Wednesday, July 6, 2011
For someone who remembers all the details, Curt Kirkwood is a terrible historian of the band he fronts. He knows the facts (the Meat Puppets have been meat-puppeting since 1980) but puts no weight on the context. And there is a lot of context...
Music Feature
Wednesday, March 16, 2011
Give credit to Toronto's The Rural Alberta Advantage for its naming prowess: The group's songs are indeed about the advantages to living in rural Alberta. Neutral Milk Hotel, to whom the band often gets compared, never wrote songs about neutral milk or milk hotels...
Music Feature
Wednesday, July 14, 2010
Alan Palomo’s cell phone doesn’t seem to work. His voice fades in and out and disappears in cell phone static and T-Mobile reverb. There are beeps and clicks and oddly digitized sounds. Based on sheer technological prowess, this shouldn’t happen. Palomo plays electro-pop. His electronics should work. This is a man who has just purchased a Theremin, nature’s most complicated musical instrument, with money...
Music Feature
Wednesday, May 5, 2010
Matt Pond PA is no longer from PA, though after 12 years as a band, not much else has changed. And even that hasn’t changed much. Pond relocated his band from Philadelphia to Brooklyn seven years ago, so they’ve technically been Matt Pond NY for more than half their existence. But if you have a good thing going, why change it?
Music Feature
Wednesday, Dec. 23, 2009
No one is entirely sure of the number of albums released by Jay Reatard and his bands. His record company says it's more than 90. Wikipedia places it somewhere around 60. Reatard isn't certain of the exact number, but says that Wikipedia's discography has some...

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