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Concert Review: Sparta at The Crocodile

Show Date: July 11, 2018

Sparta was launched by vocalist/guitarist Jim Ward with drummer Tony Hajjar in 2002 after the implosion of their previous band, At the Drive-In. Sparta went dormant around 2008, and in 2012 At the Drive-In stunned the music world by reuniting for a string of shows and festivals slots. Rumors of new music circled the web […]

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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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From Crane Wife to Bridesmaid

On October 14, the Decemberists will begin releasing the first of their three-part single series entitled, Always the Bridesmaid, available in both digital and 12" options. Volume I features the tracks "O New England" and "Valerie Plame," the latter of which is slated for performance on Late Night With Conan O'Brien, the day before the […]

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Radiohead Best Of DVD

I must admit that I wasn't exactly biting my nails to get my hands on Radiohead: Best Of CD. Especially when considering that the band hasn't endorsed it in any way and most people I know simply see it as a giant label trying to rake in more cash in a slow period and take […]

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