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06.26.2009 | | Posted at 12:00 AM
By Evan Rytlewski
Rancid was modern-rock radio�s gateway in the mid-�90s from punk revival to ska, and it sometimes feels like they�re punished for that. While their contemporaries Green Day re-emerged as the improbable voice of the next generation, Rancid saw their agreeable old hits slowly purged from alternative radio, even though those singles have aged well��Roots Radicals,� �Salvation,� �Time Bomb� and �Ruby ...
04.06.2009 | | Posted at 12:00 AM
By Evan Rytlewski
Friday's Los Campesinos! concert was every bit as euphoric as the band's albums would have you believe, but the venue didn't do the show any favors by filling the dancefloor with... cocktail tables. Lots and lots of cocktail tables, cumbersomely placed so that much of the crowd stood toward the back of the hall while mostly empty tables ate up the good spots. Sadly for the passive observers, t...
09.16.2008 | | Posted at 12:00 AM
By Evan Rytlewski
I've lavished some almost recklessly lavish praise on Okkervil River over the years, but I still stand by it all. After releasing two of the defining albums of my college years, the vibrant Don't Fall in Love with Everyone You See and the lovely Down the River of Golden Dreams, the group wowed me with some of the most frenzied live shows I've ever seen. It turns out that those shows, as Will Sheff...
08.26.2008 | | Posted at 12:00 AM
By Evan Rytlewski
More than most, I understand that vocals are a matter of taste. I can barely listen to great albums by great bands like The Decemberists, The Hold Steady and Twilight Sad simply because those bands' respective singers make me cringe. So those who can't get into Jaguar Love because of singer Johnny Whitney's, uh, "unorthodox" voice have my sympathy. Whitney's girlish, helium ...

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