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09.22.2009 | | Posted at 12:00 AM
By Evan Rytlewski
It's a rough time to be in the music industry, but it's a great time to be a music consumer; there days nearly every album worth hearing streams online for free around its release. Just years ago this was a novelty of the highest order: When a major musician streamed an album for free on MySpace, it was trumpeted with press releases and magazine coverage. These days, though, it's an industry stand...
Wednesday, Aug. 27, 2008

Aug. 19, 2008

   The tension was there from the beginning. Rowdy and soused, the crowd cheered for a rock show. What they got instead was Eddie Vedder alone on a stool, wearing a leisurely pair of white pants, singing Cat Stevens.   In misguided d...
Tuesday, Aug. 19, 2008

Tonight @ the Riverside Theater - 7:30 p.m.

Eddie Vedder’s deep-throated yowl has been parroted by some of the very worst modern music has to offer, from odious “American Idol” contestants to chest-beating Christian rockers. Don’t hold it against him. Vedder himself has denounced the stage-diving, jock-rock posturing of Pearl Jam’s early . . .
Tuesday, July 1, 2008

Tonight @ the U.S. Cellular Connection Stage

Industrial rockers Filter may have had only one song, but man, what a song. A shamelessly exploitative hit about suicide, “Hey Man Nice Shot” suggested gory, crime-scene details where Pearl Jam’s “Jeremy” demurred. Tasteless? Sure, especially with Kurt Cobain’s gunshot-heard-round-the-world...