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The New Pornographers

The New Pornographers Twin Cinema Matador The New Pornographers are fringe-dwellers in an outsider genre. That genre is power pop, a residence and way station for the Big Star obsessed, the Fountains of Wa...

Duran Duran

Grade: B- “These are days of hit and run/In the stream with everyone/Is a moment of our lives,” Simon LeBon sings over an accented backbeat in “The Valley” as he begins Duran Duran’s latest attempt at a come...

fireflies’ Final Flight

The perfect tonic for any band’s break-up is the benefit show, a one-time love fest where the cause can circumvent the intra-band politics and provide a great experience. And, at the Independent Media Center Fe...

Astral Project: Jazz in motion

Most bands function on stability. A solid and well-organized unit, so the thought goes, will work together the best. Without the ambitions of solo glory or outshining each other, the best groups stick together ...