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Preview: The New Pornographers bring an old-school appreciation for songcraft to new album

The title of Brill Bruisers, the first New Pornographers album in four years, was inspired by the Brill Building, an office complex located near Times Square in New York City that served as home base for the songwriters who helped shape much of pop music in the 1950s and ’60s, including Carole King, Burt Bacharach and Paul Simon.
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Thursday's Powerfest with Juicy J, Migos and Yo Gotti was, in a word, loud

Here are five other things we learned at the hip-hop showcase
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Editor's picks: 26 things to do this weekend in Columbus

Featuring: Independents' Day, Dollar Night at Crew Stadium and a scooter...
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Concert preview: She Keeps Bees’ music still packs an emotional sting

With Eight Houses, the latest album from Maryland-by-way-of-Brooklyn duo She Keeps Bees, singer/guitarist Jessica Larrabee abandons the relationship dramas that dominated past releases, casting her eyes upon a planet and peoples under siege.
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Independents’ Day Guide: 15 music acts you shouldn’t miss

The tagline is simply “This is Independent,” but perhaps a more specific and accurate one for this weekend’s festival is: “This is Columbus’ Best Music Festival.” Not quite as punchy, sure, but it fits. Other festivals might feature bigger acts or are more well-known as a place to party and socialize. But if you’re looking for a (free) festival featuring the best independent music Columbus (and the region) has to offer, this is the one.
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Preview: The New Pornographers bring an old-school appreciation for songcraft to new album

The title of Brill Bruisers, the first New Pornographers album in four years, was inspired by the Brill Building, an office complex located near Times Square in New York City that served as home base for the songwriters who helped shape much of pop music in the 1950s and ’60s, including Carole King, Burt Bacharach and Paul Simon.
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Concert preview: Senegalese singer/songwriter Youssou N’Dour forgoes politics for global dance music

Senegalese singer/songwriter/percussionist Youssou N’Dour has long celebrated his homeland in his music — “If you don’t know where you’re headed anymore, go back to … where you took your first steps,” he surmised on “Wiri Wiri,” a horn-stoked number that warms like the early summer sun — so it shouldn’t have surprised when he briefly stepped away from music to pursue a failed bid for the presidency of the country in 2012.
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Concert preview: Juicy J and Migos bring a southern flavor to LC Pavilion

Fans of glossy Southern hip-hop ought to dig the pairing of Memphis native (and Three 6 Mafia founding member) Juicy J and Atlanta speed-rap trio Migos, which combines an assortment of hyper-kinetic, springy, trap-leaning beats with enthusiastic, trade-the-mike rhymes.
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Concert preview: Atlanta garage-rockers Black Lips continue maturing on Underneath the Rainbow

Though all of the Atlanta garage-rock crew’s members are now in their 30s, the band still wrestles with the concept of growing up on the rambling, roots-leaning Underneath the Rainbow.
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Locals: Punk-duo Katherine brings its fierce, intuitive music to Ace of Cups

Self-proclaimed “dirty, loudmouth” punk duo Katherine embraces a sneering, take-no-prisoners attitude evident in everything from its song titles (“Get Out,” “Waste of Time,” “Eat It,” etc.) to its sound, which is alternately abrasive, feral and, at times, catchy as all get out.
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Staff Pick: Lorde sets up ‘Royals’ court at LC Pavilion

Lorde released her debut full-length Pure Heroine a year ago, but the New Zealand youngster’s momentum hasn’t slowed in the slightest.
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Concert preview: Pickerington-native Jordan Lee crafts lush, organic soundscapes as Mutual Benefit

Pickerington-native Jordan Lee, who records and performs as Mutual Benefit, crafts lush, organic soundscapes that have earned the musician comparisons to the likes of Bon Iver’s Justin Vernon.
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