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Best known for his emo-ish project Dashboard Confessional, Chris Carrabba is a folkie at heart. At least that’s the impression you get from listening to his new band, Twin Forks, which pairs him with mandolin player Suzie Zeldi...

 
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Fall Out Boy
Fall Out Boy
Fall Out Boy

As far as comebacks go, Fall Out Boy’s is fairly remarkable. When the Chicago-based group took a break three years ago, it had hit rock bottom. Fans had turned against the guys and were heckling them when they played live. Drum...

 
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The Waitresses
The Waitresses
The Waitresses
 

Waitresses Get Their Just Desserts

 
September 4, 2013
 



The Waitresses, a terrific new wave band that emerged from the same  Akron, Ohio scene that produced DEVO and Tin Huey, put out a couple of great albums before calling it a day. Now, Omnivore Recording is reissuing the band’s f...

 
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Ami Saraiya & The Outcome
Ami Saraiya & The Outcome
Ami Saraiya & The Outcome

Ami Saraiya & The Outcome sound like a band from another era on their new album, Soundproof Box. Saraiya’s somber, upper-register vocals make her a dead ringer for Billie Holiday and the gypsy-like music has a real cabaret ...

 
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Philip Anselmo
Philip Anselmo
Philip Anselmo

Before a recent solo show, Whopperjaw got a chance to talk to Phil Anselmo backstage about his long-rumored book and the legacy of Pantera. If you want to hear more from one of heavy metal’s great screamers, read our recent Q+A...

 
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Keys N Krates
Keys N Krates
Keys N Krates

The Toronto electronic act Keys N Krates formed some five years ago but has just started to make some real noise. The trio—Adam Tune on drums, David Matisse on keys, and Flowinsky (Jr. Flo) on turntables—will release the EP, So...

 
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GRiZ promo shot
GRiZ promo shot
GRiZ promo shot

We remember when Perry’s stage at Lollapalooza was a smallish tent. Today it’s a huge, non-stop open air party that attracts droves of fans ready to dance. We talked to GRiZ just after his rousing set at Lollapalooz...

 
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Find Me at Lollapalooza
Find Me at Lollapalooza
Find Me at Lollapalooza

Lollapalooza 2013 appeals to people of all ages and interests. With its diverse artistic lineup and pretty fantastic weather,the three-day fest attracted some 300,000 people this year, packing the mile-long Grant Park in Chicag...

 
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The Cure
The Cure
The Cure

Day 3 of Lollapalooza 2013 featured two perfect festival acts in Vampire Weekend and Phoenix. Both bands played on the huge Bud Light stage on the north end of Grant Park. Vampire Weekend, who preceded Phoenix, started its hour...

 
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The National
The National
The National

Day 2 of Lollapalooza 2013 was a decidedly mellow affair. It’s suggestive that our favorite performance was by Court Hound Dogs. The group, which features former Dixie Chicks Martie Maguire and Emily Robison, played to a small ...