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Music

Digitized or demonized, today’s music defies easy categorization. We may listen to music in ways we never dreamed of before, but it always comes down to the beat, the rhythm and the lyrics no matter how many ones and zeroes line up for our inspection.

Roger Waters Praises Refugees, Bashes Trump in Concert
3 weeks ago

Roger Waters Praises Refugees, Bashes Trump in Concert

Roger Waters failed to impress with his latest attack on freedom days before the anniversary of the country he now calls home.

If you attended Waters’ July 1 concert at …
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The Eternal Mystery of Corey Feldman, Rock Star
1 month ago

The Eternal Mystery of Corey Feldman, Rock Star

By  •  Reviews, Music

“Listen,” my wife said a few weeks ago in a serious tone, “Don’t you think that by buying a ticket to this thing, you’re contributing to Corey Feldman’s personal deterioration?”


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U2 Reclaims Icon Status By (Mostly) Avoiding Politics
2 months ago

U2 Reclaims Icon Status By (Mostly) Avoiding Politics

Thirty years ago, U2 released the album that would define the ’80s.

“The Joshua Tree [Remastered]” became a classic. Most of its songs went on to become stadium anthems.

After …
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Green Day Live: Fun, Interactive and Hypocritical
5 months ago

Green Day Live: Fun, Interactive and Hypocritical

I have always loathed Green Day.

I was already an adult when they first came on the scene. Even though they were touted as being Punk, they never seemed authentic. …
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Third Eye Blind: No Politics, Just Pure ’90s Rock
11 months ago

Third Eye Blind: No Politics, Just Pure ’90s Rock

As a man of 5’7″, there’s nothing I can do about the former.

I still insist in my proudest moments that a small growth spurt is waiting around the corner. …
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‘Circles and Squares’ Review: Shimmery Summer Pop
11 months ago

‘Circles and Squares’ Review: Shimmery Summer Pop

The best songs endure, sharing fresh facets with every listen.

Seth Swirsky’s “Circles and Squares” falls into the latter category.

The pop prince behind “Watercolor Day” and “Instant Pleasure” packs layer …
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Why Now is Best Time to See Guns N’ Roses
12 months ago

Why Now is Best Time to See Guns N’ Roses

Frontman Axl Rose is infamous for diva behavior. You know, showing up late, refusing to go on stage and sparking riots.

After becoming a recluse following the insanely eventful “Use Your …
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Why ‘Beautiful’ Is the Best Kind of Feminism
1 year ago

Why ‘Beautiful’ Is the Best Kind of Feminism

She’s dowdy to the core, a Brooklyn girl who thinks she isn’t pretty enough to sing her own songs. Her tunes are meant for stars, not a mom struggling with …
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Subversive ‘Sound of Music’ Finds Joy in Faith
1 year ago

Subversive ‘Sound of Music’ Finds Joy in Faith

The college student earned the chance to play Maria in the national touring production of “The Sound of Music.”

College clearly can wait.

Anderson isn’t just cozy slipping into Julie Andrews’ …
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‘Good Times!’ Will Make Monkees Fans Squeal
1 year ago

‘Good Times!’ Will Make Monkees Fans Squeal

“Good Times!,” the band’s first album of new material in 20 years, coincides with the band’s 50th anniversary tour.

Nostalgia will only take an act so far, let alone one …
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