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In a time when the modern rock show too often comes packaged with pretense and posturing, the Breeders re-emerge to remind us what real rock is. At Slim’s, the crowd—young punks, dudes with Mohawks, girl-girl couples, and a large swath of middle-aged guys in tees and sweatshirts—hadn’t come to be trendy, they’d come for Kim Deal. Playing for the sold-out house, the former Pixies bassist—alongside twin sister Kelley—delved into the Breeders’ back catalogue, dusting off enough classics to delight...

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Friday, 02 May 2008
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It’s been about five years since Gossip started to spread like wildfire out of Olympia, WA. People really started to notice when Movement appeared on KRS in 2003; blasting scruffy riffs, hammering drums and a singer with a voice that could make you cry or organize a riot with just the right word, the album made the biggest of big indie rawk splashes. Not at home though—Gossip erupted and began their insurrection abroad. Five years later and the band is...

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Thursday, 01 May 2008
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I had been curious about DeVotchKa for a long time. Any band that can take a Theremin, violin, accordion, sousaphone, stand-up bass and a string section and make it all sound like some twisted Slavic love song has got to be worth checking out, right? If a band like Einstürzende Neubauten can take scraps of metal, wood and anything else they could find and turn it into an aural delight then surely the members of DeVotchKa could take all of...

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Thursday, 01 May 2008
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You ever have one of those days where you get the voicemail of every single person you call? Well, Ground Control had one of those days when trying to find a writer to cover Les Savy Fav and The Dodos. Everyone seemed to be out of town. But we'd have to be complete idiots to pass up a chance to spend an even ing with Tim Harrington and the boys, so we didn't. If a picture is worth a thousand...

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Thursday, 01 May 2008