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Foals sets standard for rock shows at Fox Theater performance

A useful metric for analyzing concerts is not the pure musicality and lyricism of the band but rather tracing its ability to shift successfully between diametrically opposed, polarized modes of performance without losing the audience. In live show after live show, the effect becomes apparent as sets drag — not
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The state of rock today

In order to determine whether someone is worthy of my friendship, the make-it-or-break-it question is: “What kind of music do you listen to?” You’ll answer, listing band names and song titles as I nod and assess the possible concerts, potential hangout playlists and future conflicts of musical interest.  And, inevitably,
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Yeah Yeah Yeahs: Mosquito

If there’s one problem plaguing the creative output of NYC trio Yeah Yeah Yeahs (and rest assured, there is likely more than one problem), it’s that they don’t have much to prove anymore. After ascending to notoriety with their gritty, minimalist debut Fever to Tell, they managed to conjure up
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Nick Cave & the Bad Seeds: Push the Sky Away

Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds take on their fifteenth album with Push the Sky Away, a phantasmagorical brooding on the visions of a fevered night sweat. Inspired by falling down various Wikipedia holes and googling niche “curiosities”, the album has an encyclopedic bent to it.
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