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Live Music: Caleb Hawley, Rockwood Music Hall, New York City, 8/19/10

Michael Parr reviews Caleb Hawley at Rockwood Music Hall, in New York, NY, 8/19/10....

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Live Music: Newport Folk Festival 2010, Part Two

If anything, the final day of the 2010 Newport Folk Festival was even more beautiful than the day before, and Newport Harbor was at the...

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Live Music: 2010 Newport Folk Festival, Part One

George Wein started the Newport Folk Festival in 1959, and though economic difficulties caused the festival to close down in 1971, it was...

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Live Music: Asia in Cleveland, Ohio, 8/13/10

The need for new material from Asia is a subject that on paper, is highly debatable in certain circles. But for those that have caught the...

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Live Music: XPoNential Music Festival, Part Two

To read Part One of my coverage of the 10th annual XPoNential Music Festival, please click here. If anything, the weather along the banks...

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Live Music: XPoNential Music Festival, Part One

It was a sweltering hot July weekend when beloved Philadelphia radio station WXPN brought the 10th annual XPoNential Music Festival across...

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Live Music: 2010 Non-CommVention in Philadelphia

Non-Comm is the annual Triple A radio conference hosted by WXPN in Philadelphia, and held at that city’s wonderful venue, World Cafe...

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Live Music: Blue Rodeo @ Martyrs’ in Chicago, 6/12/10

Closing out the first leg of their latest U.S. tour, criminally underappreciated Canadian favorites Blue Rodeo spent Saturday night in...

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Live Music: Wilco at the Wellmont Theatre in Montclair, N.J., 4/2/10

The venerable Wellmont Theatre in Montclair, New Jersey, began life as a legitimate theatre in 1922 before being converted to a movie...

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Live Music: Wild Beasts @ Music Hall of Williamsburg, 2/28/10

When Wild Beasts came to New York City last fall, they found themselves in the pressured position of having a lot to prove. They’d...

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Live Music: Murder City Devils @ Nokia Theater, 2/13/10

Murder City Devils are no longer the kind of band that sets their drums on fire, or plays dive bars. For quite some time they were...

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Live Music: Yeasayer @ Bowery Ballroom, 2/8/10, and Music Hall of Williamsburg, 2/9/10

Alternately titled: How I got in to Two Sold Out Yeasayer Shows in New York City, A Tale of Happiness & Triumph One of the biggest...

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Live Music: U2, Foxborough, Mass., 9/20/09

We’ve got old songs We’ve got new songs We’ve got songs we can’t play We’ve got a spaceship But we...

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Live Music: The Black Crowes at the Stone Pony in Asbury Park, 9/5/09

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Live Music: Folk Festival 50, Newport, R.I. (Day Two)

To be honest, I had my doubts about Day Two of Folk Festival 50. First of all, I was still tired from the day one. Next, it appeared that...

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Live Music: Folk Festival 50, Newport, R.I. (Day One)

The Newport Folk Festival turned 50 over the weekend, and Popdose's Ken Shane was there. Read his recap of the festival's first day here....

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Live Music: XPoNential Music Festival, Camden, N.J.

All Photos Copyright © David J. Simchock. Visit David’s Website: Vagabond Vistas. WXPN is the listener sponsored Triple A radio...

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Live Music: Bruce Springsteen & the E Street Band, East Rutherford, N.J., 5/21/09

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Live Music: David Byrne @ Prospect Park Bandshell in Brooklyn, 6/8/09

An overwhelming 27,000 people showed up to see David Byrne play a free show at the Prospect Park Bandshell in Brooklyn on Monday night. The...

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Live Music: GAS @ Miller Theatre, 5/29/09

Save the massive excitement surrounding what was claimed to be his first and only show in the U.S. (though it seems he played Chicago three...

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Live Music: Pattern Is Movement and St. Vincent @ Webster Hall, 5/20/09

Pattern Is Movement have certainly lived up to the Movement part of their name, touring relentlessly since the release of their excellent...

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Live Music: Akron/Family @ Bowery Ballroom, 5/6/09

After seeing jam-freak-avant-folksters Akron/Family put on an incredible show at Brooklyn’s Union Pool in March, there was only one...

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Live Music: Booker T., Tupelo Music Hall, Londonderry NH, 4/29/09

Full disclosure: I’m a Hammond B-3 soul and soul-jazz freak, so I’m a homer here. My universe aligns around the likes of great...

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Live Music: Throbbing Gristle @ Brooklyn Masonic Temple, Tuesday, April 28th

If anyone other than Throbbing Gristle had been playing the Brooklyn Masonic Temple on Tuesday night, the fact that the crowd was older and...

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Live Music: Glasvegas @ Webster Hall, 3/30/09

They may only have an album and a Christmas EP behind them, but Glasgow’s Glasvegas are already performing like a big-time rock band....

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Live Music: Morrissey @ Webster Hall; the Grates and Micachu & the Shapes @ Pianos, 3/25/09

New York City living, with its ever-expanding list of options, presents a reoccurring problem: What to do when you need or want to be in...

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Test of the Boomerang: Sick of Winter Wonderland

Phish – The Clifford Ball (Rhino) Sherman, set the Way Back machine for that balmy summer of 1996! Jerry Garcia had been gone a year,...

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Test of the Boomerang – New Re-Releases and Live Updates

Chris Darrow – Chris Darrow / Under My Own Disguise Limited Edition 2 LP/CD Box Set Chris Darrow’s first paid gig was playing...

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Test of the Boomerang: Happy Valentine’s Day!

Hola Amigos! I know it’s been a while since I last rapped at you, but with being a new dad and all, I’ve been busier than a...

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Live Music: Frightened Rabbit @ Le Poisson Rouge, 2/2/09

Frightened Rabbit could not have been more different from the setting for their acoustic, all-request set at Le Poisson Rouge on Monday...