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Explosions in the Sky at Empty Bottle

a metalhead’s review of EITS

Explosions in the Sky played an intimate show at The Empty Bottle to celebrate the venue's 25th anniversary. Metalhead Andrew Rothmund reviewed the show

Jawbreaker

Jawbreaker returned at Riot Fest

Could Jawbreaker really jump from not being a band to headlining a festival? The answer, it turned out, was a resounding "yes."

Riot Fest 2017 - Sunday

Riot Fest day 3 pics

Paramore, MIA, Dino Jr, Built to Spill, Say Anything, Downtown Boys, Prophets of Rage, Beach Slang, TV on the Radio, GWAR...

Protomartyr at Lincoln Hall
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Protomartyr began their fall tour in Chicago (pics, setlist)

Having just released their excellent fourth album, Relatives in Descent, Detroit's Protomartyr began their fall tour on Sunday (10/8) at Chicago's Lincoln Hall. The played every track from the new album, save for "Corprses in Regalia," interspersed with songs from their previous three record...

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Explosions in the Sky at Empty Bottle
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a metalhead’s review of Explosions in the Sky at Empty Bottle (and pics)

People would mention Explosions in the Sky using colorful terms, but I'd never give them a second consideration. I'd say, "Oh yeah, that band, they're alright." It was an all-around meh feeling, yet so many others claimed to be floored and blown away. Turns out, I'm sucker for being floored and blown away, and someone important to me once gave me the advice: if you don't fucking know, go fucking find out.

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Riot Fest 2017 - Sunday
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Riot Fest 2017 day 3 pics (Paramore, MIA, Dino Jr, Built to Spill, Say Anything, more)

In addition to Jawbreaker and Cap'n Jazz, Riot Fest Sunday included Paramore, Dinosaur Jr (playing You're Living All Over Me), Built to Spill (playing Keep It Like A Secret), Prophets of Rage, TV on the Radio, GWAR, and more...

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