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The Moondoggies and The Cave Singers at the Showbox

Show Date: November 5, 2010

You can guess the ambience in the Showbox on an early November Friday night, especially once you add key details like these: The Moondoggies were holding down the second slot on a 3-band bill, prepping the crowd for the Cave Singers as both bands warm their engines for road swings. Yes, there was rain – […]

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You too can be the roaring night: The Besnard Lakes on 5/6 at the Crocodile

[video:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_RvhPxiJwSs] The psych-rock wash of “Like The Ocean, Like the Innocent” (in 2 parts, no less) will soak you promptly as you begin to spin The Besnard Lakes newest, Are the Roaring Night. Montreal-born, the quartet sprawls, using tones and textures as a lulling device before they come blasting out, laggard and blistering in a […]

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Crazy Rhythms / The Good Earth

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As their first salvo, “The Boy with Perpetual Nervousness” summed up the Feelies succinctly. The opening wood-block clicks, the ensuing chatter of percussion against the jangly guitars, and the jittery pace announced something otherwise unheard before. Yes, Crazy Rhythms, the New Jersey quartet’s 1980 debut, sounded like the Velvet Underground, but with everything sped up. […]

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Radiohead Deluxe Editions

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Kid A (Deluxe Edition) Amnesiac (Deluxe Edition) Hail to the Thief (Deluxe Edition) In a career arc, Radiohead was quickly more art-rock than standard alt-rock fare – moving from “Creep” to “Fake Plastic Trees” and then OK Computer and “Karma Police” in four years. Three guitars, cryptic atmospherics, difficult lyrics: These things and more took […]

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