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CMJ Music Marathon 2010 : Matthew Dear, Braids, The Luyas, First Aid Kit, Dale Earnhardt Jr. Jr., Active Child

Braids (Thursday, 10/21, M For Montreal Showcase, Arlene’s Grocery) Hailing from Montreal, Braids played on Thursday night at the M For Montreal showcase at Arlene’s Grocery. They blew me away with their art rock style and use of vocals as instruments, although their songs do have intelligible lyrics. They created a lush soundscape using lots...Read...
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Bumbershoot 2010 Festival Review: The Decemberists, Baroness, Horse Feathers, Trampled By Turtles, Hey Marseilles

This year’s Bumbershoot may have been a bit smaller, rainier, and less musically-sophisticated than it usually is, but that doesn’t mean there weren’t some amazing performances. Here are some of the best from this year’s lineup.   Baroness While Mastodon may get all the grandiose hype for their concept albums about a plot that makes...Read...
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Among The Oak & Ash – Self-Titled Album Review

The same way The Decemberists built their popularity on songs chronicling mothers whoring themselves out, peeping toms, murderous townsfolk; abuse and neglect and all other sorts of cruelty, Among The Oak & Ash have reworked Appalachian murder ballads for their self-titled debut. In six days, Among The Oak & Ash’s Josh Joplin and Garrison Starr...Read...
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