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Bonnaroo 2011: The Ten-Mile Odyssey and Orwellian Undertones Are Still Worth It

This year, I was excited to see both Sleigh Bells and Band of Skulls, but many others had the same idea, since both performances were relatively packed, considering they were both tent shows on Thursday. Neither band disappointed, whether it was explosive sounds and lights from Sleigh Bells or the bluesy cords of Band of Skulls. I had gone into the festival predicting that Band of Skulls will make the same type of jump in exposure as Mumford & Sons had during the previous year…

20 Jun 2011 | 1 comment | More

Carrie’s Top 10s for 2010 – Mumford & Sons, The Dead Weather, Spiritualized, Lady Gaga

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This list is what happens when you allow a critic who doesn’t vibe to MGMT, Vampire Weekend, Beach House and Salem near a keyboard and dusty headphones. Admittedly, I am behind on (or completely opposed to) some trends like the proliference of opium den electro and twinkly indie…

21 Dec 2010 | More

Lollapalooza 2010 Day One: The Strokes, Black Keys and Cymbals Eat Guitars

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The corporate music jewel of Chicago’s Grant Park launched large this Friday, August 6th, flooded by 20,000 more hearts to push capacity from last year’s 75,000 to 95,000 (minus fence jumpers), making the decision to head to The Strokes or Lady Gaga that much more of a clusterfuck.

7 Aug 2010 | More

The Morning Benders Tour North American Through May

California’s sun-loving, soul-searching band, so aptly called the morning benders, are finishing up their headlining North American tour, and will then embark on their next U.S. tour supporting Broken Bells, as well as upcoming shows with Grizzly Bear, The Flaming Lips, The Black Keys, and a performance at Lollapalooza.

14 Apr 2010 | More