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Thursday, Aug. 22, 2013

Aug. 21, 2013

Pop music is such a competitive field that in order to separate from the rest of the pack an artist needs a good gimmick. Lady Gaga sufficiently plays the role of drag-queen provocateur; Katy Perry
Wednesday, July 17, 2013
 It may sound strange to suggest that a band that has been together for more than 30 years is still capable of releasing an album that captures the feeling of being
07.16.2013 | | Posted at 10:00 AM

With Tyler the Creator

By Shepherd Express Staff
Buoyed by the support of Kanye West, who signed the Cleveland rapper to his GOOD Music label, Kid Cudi emerged as one of 2009’s breakout artists with his Internet hit “Day ’n’ Nite.” Cudi’s debut album, Man on the Moon: The End of Day, wasn’t the precious sung/rap album some might have expected from that single, though. Instead it was an epic, hyper-conceptual, experimental mood piec...
Monday, June 3, 2013

June 1, 2013

Seminal Chicago emo ensemble Alkaline Trio has enjoyed a prosperous 17-year run that’s seen the band release eight studio albums—not counting B-sides compilations, splits and acoustic releases—and inspiring countless heart and skull tribute tattoos along the way. Many of the emblazoned jumped ship a decade ago when the band began to veer away from its distinct anthems of beer-soaked heartache poured into the timeless Goddamnit and Maybe I’ll Catch Fire. Any such exodus wasn’t evident at The Rave Saturday, though, as a sellout crowd was on hand to sing along as the veteran band traversed its lengthy and ever-changing catalog in 75 minutes of nostalgia.
Tuesday, April 30, 2013
Fans longing for an Outkast reunion should imagine how Big Boi feels. The rapper has made no secret of his desire to see his pioneering Atlanta hip-hop duo end its indefinite hiatus, but his estranged collaborator André
Tuesday, March 26, 2013
 While they get plenty of hype, people seem to find a lot of reasons to dismiss Wavves—the grungy California garage outfit led by Nathan Williams—portraying them as drunken louts whose rapid rise to notoriety must
02.04.2013 | | Posted at 03:25 PM

On April 6

By Shepherd Express Staff
Following this morning's Fall Out Boy concert announcement, the Rave has announced this afternoon that another recently reunited alternative-rock staple will be headlining the venue. Garbage will play Saturday, April 6 with openers 10 Echo, the venue announced. Tickets are $30 and $40 and go on sale Friday, Feb. 8 at 10 a.m.Last year Garbage released their fifth album, Not Your Kind of People, aft...

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