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Concert preview: Modest goals fuel Arcade Fire’s massive success

Modesty is not the first word that springs to mind when one thinks of Arcade Fire.
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Concert preview: Crutchfield sisters return to Columbus with Waxahatchee and Swearin'

It's oddly great how Waxahatchee is becoming a bit of a mainstay here, relative to many touring bands that touch our town biennially at best.
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Concert preview: We Are Scientists pack melody into post-punk mindset

We Are Scientists surfaced when synth wasn't completely necessary to make your pop 'n' rock band work out.
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Concert preview: Temples channels ’60s psychedelia to become Britain’s best band

Psychedelic rock is persistent, and Temples is a representative case-in-point. The British band invokes those sounds founded in the ’60s by the likes of latter-day Beatles or King Crimson, showing that sonic psychedelia is still wiggling its way into 21st-century artists.
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Concert preview: Modest goals fuel Arcade Fire’s massive success

Modesty is not the first word that springs to mind when one thinks of Arcade Fire.
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Concert preview: Margot & the Nuclear So and So's remain Indy’s best chamber pop

The best chamber pop from Indianapolis comes in the form of Margot & the Nuclear So and So's. Since its beginnings in 2006, the band has pounded out records that assemble a great depth of meaning without the listener having to decipher every detail.
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Staff pick: Mono’s music says legions with nary a word

Though Mono’s albums contain no words, its music still manages to say legions. The long-running Japanese crew recorded its latest full-length, For My Parents, for example, as a means to express the love from child to parent, according to founding guitarist Takaakira Goto.
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Locals: Hip-hop troupe Mr. Anderson finds inspiration in after-school program

About two years ago Eric Rollin, MC of Columbus hip-hop troupe Mr. Anderson, quit his full-time job at a credit card company, suggesting it was an undesirable gig.
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Locals: Blueprint strips his music down to the studs for Respect the Architect

Respect the Architect is a fitting title for the latest release from rapper Blueprint, since it finds the Columbus native stripping his music back to its barest foundation, like a house gutted in anticipation of a complete renovation.
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Concert preview: Detroit post-punk quartet Protomartyr paints a bleak picture of the future

It’s tempting to overstate the influence of Protomartyr’s Detroit home on the quartet’s bleak, post-punk scrawl.
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