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Playing With Fire Moves to 21st Saloon

 

Ten Questions with Twin Peaks

 

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Ten Questions with Peter, Bjorn and John

 

Winning American Scores

 

Stravinsky and Prokofiev

 

Ten Questions with Laura Gibson

 

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Goo-goo-dolls-bob-mussel Ten Questions with Goo Goo Dolls

The first time I heard the Goo Goo Dolls was way back in '92, after staying up late on a Sunday night to watch 120 Minutes on MTV. When the video for "There You Are" came on, featuring Goo Goo vocalist John Rzeznick doing his best Paul Westerberg-style crooning over a punchy, punky power chord, I was intrigued.

It was the band's first video, and pretty much summed up their indie punk-rock sound and style -- three...


Frigs Ten Questions with Frigs

Toronto 4-piece noise punkers Frigs (formerly Dirty Frigs) play a dark, growling, acidic style of indie rock that either chugs angry and hot, or drags lethargically like a Robitussin-fueled nightmare.  On the band’s debut EP, Slush (2016, Arts & Crafts) the fast ones showcase front woman Bri Salmena sounding like a young Shirley Manson or Polly Jean Harvey as the band cranks like the reincarnation of Elastica. On...


Jim The Reader Names New Music Editor

The Reader is proud to announce that James Walmsley has been named Contributing Music Editor.

Walmsley has a face only an empty Word document could love. He hates fun, thrives on self-neglect and is racing against the deterioration of his own body to write something worth a damn. Progeny of the town drunk and neighborhood shrew, the freelance journalist was raised by stray dogs in a trailer park outside of Detroit....


Kristenkontrol-jimmyfontaine Ten Questions with Kristin Kontrol

Kristen Kontrol is the new project by Kristin Welchez, formerly known as Dee Dee, leader of indie rock band Dum Dum Girls, who you may have caught when they played a rainy Maha Music Festival in 2012. Garbage headlined that festival, just like they'll be headlining Friday night's show at SumTur Amphitheatre, which Kristen Kontrol opens. Some might argue after hearing each band's new album that the promoters...


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