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The Bruce is loose

The Bruce is loose

| February 28, 2011 | 0 Comments

Bruce Lamont is many things to many people: lover, debtor, chooser of fine silks . . . wait, that’s supposed to read sax-wielding Yakuza frontman, uncanny Robert Plant soundalike, and now a solo artist.

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Planet Of The Crates

Planet Of The Crates

| February 28, 2011 | 0 Comments

Amid the influx of influential hip-hop producers coming out of the East Coast in the early ‘90s, Queens, NY reps The Beatnuts had little trouble garnering appreciators of their booming street-level sounds.

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Dropkick if you’re down

Dropkick if you’re down

| February 24, 2011 | 0 Comments

St. Patrick’s Day festivities are strung out this year like College Bowl season, so much that younger generations must have no clue when the big day really is.

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Now with less monster . . .

Now with less monster . . .

| February 23, 2011 | 0 Comments

Deathcore upstart Whitechapel has quickly established itself as one of a handful of relevant names in a genre that initially seemed destined for the dustbin.

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Keep on Truckin’

Keep on Truckin’

| February 22, 2011 | 0 Comments

Drive-By Truckers hit town for two shows this weekend, and hope you don’t mind if they come out wearing their Go-Go Boots.

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All Februaries must end

All Februaries must end

| February 21, 2011 | 0 Comments

This is it, folks: one week left of February 2011 and you’ll never have it again. That’s probably devastating news for those of you who cry on your birthdays — a pathetic tendency picked up when you turned 7. Shameful, really.

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Dem post-Grammy blues, Mama

Dem post-Grammy blues, Mama

| February 17, 2011 | 1 Comment

The trouble with the Grammys is they’re on a Sunday, so your week doesn’t even start before it’s wiped out with the seismic, cultural revolution that is this annual broadcast.

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Slash, Jayhawks, Interpol, Motorhead, Decemberists pics up!

Slash, Jayhawks, Interpol, Motorhead, Decemberists pics up!

| February 17, 2011 | 0 Comments

Tim Hiatt stood in the pit (the non-snake pit) for a couple weekends and the shots are on our photo site!

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Build an Empires

Build an Empires

| February 17, 2011 | 1 Comment

Chicago-based Empires are one of 16 unsigned bands vying to land on the cover of Rolling Stone in the coming months. Voting for the first round ends March 2nd.

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Eleventh Dream donation . . .

Eleventh Dream donation . . .

| February 14, 2011 | 1 Comment

Rick Rizzo and Janet Bean of underheralded Chicago rock staples Eleventh Dream Day (IE’s Patrick Conlan calls them our Yo La Tengo) have a son with an extremely uncommon condition. In reference to the upcoming Rare Disease Day, they ask you to consider the following.

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Win tix to see Dismemberment Plan & The Forms!

Win tix to see Dismemberment Plan & The Forms!

| February 14, 2011

We have two tickets to the sold-out show on Sunday the 20th at Metro. All you have to do is correctly answer a question to enter!

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About last night

About last night

| February 14, 2011 | 0 Comments

If you long ago dismissed the Grammys (or are an Eminem fan) you were likely surprised that Arcade Fire took home Album Of The Year last night. If you long ago dismissed the Grammys, you believe everything happens for a reason (a.k.a. the fix is in).

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The Church today, tomorrow, yesterday

The Church today, tomorrow, yesterday

| February 7, 2011 | 1 Comment

For all of its attributed disposability, ’80s indie bands from all corners of the British Empire were surprisingly durable. Are, if we’re to be correct. The Church might be celebrating an anniversary with some old material, but they don’t need to.

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Cover Story: Liz Phair

Cover Story: Liz Phair

| February 1, 2011 | 0 Comments

Shifting Sands The woman on the cover of Liz Phair’s new album certainly doesn’t look shy. The shot composing the main Funstyle (Rocket Science) image shows her provocatively clasping a furry boa over her naked torso

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Interview: Motorhead

Interview: Motorhead

| February 1, 2011 | 0 Comments

It All Adds Up Motorhead frontman Lemmy Kilmister once said – in describing what the band sounded like – if they moved in next door to you, your lawn would die. Despite a larger-than-life personality and revolving membership

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