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Dopapod

Oct. 25 • Madison Theater

0 Comments · Monday, October 21, 2013
 The quartet has apparently never met an influence they didn’t like or couldn’t use; a Dopapod set careens wildly from Afro Funk groove to Metal volume to Prog complexity to Electro bounce.  

Tech N9ne

Oct. 27 • Bogart's

0 Comments · Monday, October 21, 2013
Rolling Stone recently dubbed Tech N9ne “the hardest-working rapper,” and this calendar year is potent proof of that assertion.  
  

Rusko

Oct. 30 • Bogart's

0 Comments · Monday, October 21, 2013
 With his shorn sides/unkempt mop top haircut and defiantly Punk energy, Rusko has the period look of one of Ian Dury’s Blockheads circa New Boots and Panties. But his birth in 1985 places him in a different musical context entirely.    

The Spits

Oct. 17 • Mayday

0 Comments · Tuesday, October 15, 2013
Now based in Seattle, The Spits roared out of Kalamazoo, Mich., in 2000 with a self-appointed mission to make “Punk for the People,” a slogan they’ve made into their rallying cry.   

The Fleshtones

Oct. 19 • Southgate House Revival

0 Comments · Tuesday, October 15, 2013
For the past 40 years, Kiss and AC/DC have largely been churning out the same general sound with minor tweaks and filling arenas and stadiums in the process. That’s a fairly impressive feat, b  

The Dark Also Rises

AFI comes back from its longest break with its darkest album, Burials

0 Comments · Wednesday, October 9, 2013
AFI’s first new album in four years, Burials, continues the band’s fascinating sonic evolution and is the group's darkest effort yet.
  

David Bromberg Band

Oct. 10 • 20th Century Theater

0 Comments · Tuesday, October 8, 2013
Bromberg may be the most famous nobody in music, but he’s somebody you can’t afford to miss.  

Neutral Milk Hotel with Elf Power

Oct. 14 • Madison Theater

0 Comments · Tuesday, October 8, 2013
If someone had the patience and time to chart out Jeff Mangum’s band genealogy over the past two decades, it would be long and complicated enough to make a Utah Mormon green with envy. And if the genealogist was allowed to include influenced bands as children, Mangum would be credited with an Old Testament number of offspring.
  
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MPMF Day 3: This is the End, My Only Friend, the End

{CommentsCant} · Tuesday, October 1, 2013
As is always the case, I am both mildly devastated and slightly relieved on the last night of MidPoint. I love the energy of this weekend every year, but my personal energy gets used up fairly quickly as the festival progresses. And the recharging stations that dot the landscape typically involve really delicious food that comes out of a truck window and is eaten while walking, and bars whose...  

Southside Johnny and the Asbury Jukes

Oct. 5 • Bogart's

0 Comments · Tuesday, October 1, 2013
 Bruce Springsteen is the anointed Boss of the anthemic Jersey Shore sound, but when Jon Bon Jovi credits the guy who inspired him to sing like his life depended on it, he cites Southside Johnny as his primary muse. That’s a potent endorsement.