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Local Music
Wednesday, Oct. 20, 2010
This weekend’s Girls to the Front Festival plans on “kicking the gender binary in its sexist ass with music, activism, workshops, discussions, films, readings, poetry, community, awesomeness and love,” according to the event’s organizers. The idea to host the fest stemmed from a scheduled appearance by an author of a book of the same name. Girls to the Front...
Concert Reviews
Monday, Sept. 13, 2010

Sept. 9, 2010

The floor of the Turner Hall Ballroom was crowded with small, candlelit tables for Billy Bragg’s Thursday night concert, creating a vibe more fitting for dinner theater than an evening of political folk-punk. “Who’s pl...
Local Music
Wednesday, Aug. 25, 2010
Steampunk is a thriving subculture that embraces something old and something new, combining Victorian-era fashion with science-fiction elements—it’s a response to “cyberpunk,” a parallel but opposite cousin that celebrates futuristic technology. The visual style of steampunk embraces locomotive engines, gears, top hats, corsets and aviator goggles, and fashion elements of the Wild West can be added to create a “historical sci-fi” look, according to...
Off the Cuff
Thursday, July 29, 2010
Tina Owen is the lead teacher of the Alliance School, a charter school that will start its sixth year in autumn. The school is unique in that it was created explicitly with the mission of providing a safe haven for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender (LGBT) and other youth who were being bullied in other school...
Local Music
Wednesday, July 21, 2010
Fahri’s back story contains all the indie-rock romance and adventure you could possibly want. Guitarist Sarah Long and guitarist and bass player Miles Murray were both working at different franchises of the Music Recyclery...
Local Music
Wednesday, June 2, 2010

Where to find ‘mountain music’ this summer

When the bluegrass sound hit in the mid-1940s, its popularity soon spread beyond the South. But the genre is still viewed as more of a seasonal enjoyment in the North...
Concert Reviews
Monday, May 24, 2010

May 21, 2010

Locals John the Savage, a five piece band with stand up bass, accordion, and a variety of percussion, opened with their punk sailor reels, at times similar in sound to Tom Waits. Next, marching through the crowd, was the Chicago based brigade of Mucca Pazza. They spread out through Stonefly, dancing and playing there instruments, some with helmets with megaphones attached to the top to amplify their instruments...
Concert Reviews
Monday, May 10, 2010

May 7, 2010

A small crowd formed in front of the stage as The Smoking Popes took the stage last Friday, leaving the remainder of the meager audience dispersed through the rest of the hall. Occasionally the sparse ballroom was illuminated by giant flashing brig...

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