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The Heart In Darkness

Before she could love again, Corrina Repp had to suffer. She’s used to it, though.

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When Corrina Repp finishes a project, she is truly finished with it. Nine years ago, after completing her last solo record, she and her boyfriend, 31Knots’ Joe Haege, formed the noir-pop group   More
Wednesday, May 20, 2015 MATTHEW SINGER

Introducing: Cat Hoch

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Sounds like: The sirens of Homer’s The Odyssey if it were adapted to film by Alejandro Jodorowsky. For fans of: The Brian Jonestown Massacre, the Black Angels, St. Vincent, Celebration. Cat Ho   More
Wednesday, May 20, 2015 CRIS LANKENAU

Show Preview: Speedy Ortiz, Alex G, Broken Water

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[BRIGHTEN THE CORNERS] Speedy Ortiz’s music is knotty and intricate, sure, but you don’t need a Ph.D. in musicology to untangle its many pleasures. On both a physical and lyrical level, the    More
Wednesday, May 20, 2015 MICHAEL MANNHEIMER

Show Preview: Torres, Aero Flynn at Doug Fir Lounge

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[STORIES FROM THE CITY] Mackenzie Scott doesn’t take things lightly. The singer-songwriter, who records under the name Torres, has written one of the most intense, unflinching albums of the year   More
Wednesday, May 13, 2015 MICHAEL MANNHEIMER

Drank Music Special: Sluricane Hurricane (E-40)

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There is an alternate universe in which Master P is the first to develop Sluricane. Pairing a tasty, bottled version of New Orleans’ greatest alcoholic concoction with his considerable busines   More
Wednesday, May 13, 2015 MARTIN CIZMAR

Johanna Warren: Saturday, May 16

Finding new life under the pale moon.

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Spirituality is as subjective as music taste. It can be accessed and expressed in countless ways. For songwriter Johanna Warren, orchestrator of brainy, atmospheric folk, it’s about submitting   More
Wednesday, May 13, 2015 MARK STOCK

Critical Mass

Writer Jessica Hopper on the sexism of emo and the sex crimes of R. Kelly.

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Jessica Hopper is only kind of joking when she refers to her new collection of essays, The First Collection of Criticism by a Living Female Rock Critic, as a “bible.” The physical similarities   More
Wednesday, May 13, 2015 JASON WOODBURY

A New Lease

Matt Sharp revives the Rentals—but don’t expect it to end up like his old band.

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If Weezer lost your love and affection after its divisive second record, Pinkerton, consider yourself in good company. The group’s original bassist, Matt Sharp, left the band in 1998 during a    More
Wednesday, May 6, 2015 PETE COTTELL

Show Preview: Stephin Merritt, Darren Hanlon

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[ABECEDARIAN LOVE SONGS] While some avant-garde karaoke nights (cue Baby Ketten) would make a killing with Magnetic Fields songs, the recent audiences for the band and its glum, glam tunesmith Ste   More
Wednesday, May 6, 2015 AARON MESH

Introducing: Coco Columbia

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Who: Coco Columbia (vocals, keyboards), Grant Sayler (guitar), Micah Hummel (drums). Sounds like: A weed-fueled weekend in Candyland.  For fans of: Stereolab, Dirty Projectors, Sia, Lorde.    More
Wednesday, May 6, 2015 CRIS LANKENAU

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