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Blonde Redhead’s ‘Barragan’

I'm happy Blonde Redhead has new material out. They haven't lost their sound. Blonde Redhead is possibly characterized by weird beats, percussive and textured softly sung female vocals, quirky guitar parts, and plenty of depth and atmosphere. Heavy use of effects, and sharp thoughtful ...

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Sloan’s ‘Commonwealth’

All things at once, this is a dense album to say the least. I’ve probably listened at least 10-20 times, and I still feel like I’m just scratching the surface. What I can say for sure is it rocks. It reminds me of Paul McCartney's 'Chaos and Creation in the Backyard’ in terms of depth and ...

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Passenger at the Newport

Photos and commentary by Judy Won Photography. Do not use photos without permission. On August 19th, English singer-songwriter Michael David Rosenberg, also known as Passenger, graced the Newport Music Hall stage with his melodic waves and soft spoken voice. After his single "Let Her Go" emerged in ...

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The War on Drugs with Califone, or “When Persistence Pays Off”

Getting into this show was quite the series of events - but in the end I was able to snag a press ticket (thank you much, Patrick Tilley with Pitch Perfect PR!) Given how much I enjoy the album titled 'Lost in the Dream' I wasn't going to let a tiny obstacle like a sold out Newport Music Hall show get ...

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Transcendent times with Bear in Heaven, Young Magic, and Weeknight

I made the impossible decision to choose between a half dozen or so shows on a Friday night, even gritting my teeth through the uncomfortable knowledge of missing the Foster the People show happening mere yards away from my final choice. This event had a trio of New York City bands filling the cramped ...

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Worst Kept Secret Fest VI preview: Eternally Dizzy

When I first saw the name of this band pop up I assumed it was an electronic project, given that they were playing the same bill on a night where Jesse Cale announced an impromptu electronic set at Carabar. Not so! But - they are still good. You didn't think Tuned Up would chat about any old local, ...

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Bunbury Festival Day 3

By Judy Won Photography While the first two days of Bunbury were filled with some decent weather, a little too hot for my taste, but nice nonetheless, mother nature held off until Sunday to show a little rebellion. I first started my day off at the Main Stage to watch New Jersey's Brick + Mortar, ...