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Meet the Curator: Tears of War: The Many Faces of Refugee Women Mar 31, 2015 Curator Anne Hoiberg and two of the refugee women featured in the current exhibition will discuss their contributions to efforts to end war through exhibitions, storytelling, activism, and resilience. 42 other events on Tuesday, March 31
 
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Wednesday, March 25,2015
Music feature

Pile is a band of perpetual nervousness

Boston band mixes volume with anxiety

By Jeff Terich
Listen to “The World is Your Motel,” the first track on Pile’s You’re Better Than This, and you’ll hear a lot of intense sounds exploding from the band’s instruments all at once.
Wednesday, March 11,2015
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Quantic pursues a love of 45s

New York DJ embarks on a vinyl-only journey

By Scott McDonald
Will Holland, aka Quantic, was born in the small English town of Bewdley. Located near the Wyre Forest Nature Reserve in Worcestershire, Bewdley boasts a population of fewer than 10,000 and is a good 130 miles away from London. But it does have a record shop. 
Wednesday, March 4,2015
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Restorations infuse punk rock with earnestness

Philadelphia band evokes arena-rock ambition

By Jeff Terich
One of the most heroic rock songs of 2014 wasn’t written by Tom Petty or Bruce Springsteen. And you won’t likely be hearing a Coachella headliner cover it anytime soon. It’s “Separate Songs,” the second track on LP3, the literally titled third album by Philadelphia’s Restorations.
Wednesday, February 25,2015
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The introspective epics of Yob

Oregon trio play massive doom metal with a human touch

By Ben Salmon
For many people, Mike Scheidt is Yob. Gentle and hirsute, he’s the face and the versatile voice of the Oregon doom-metal trio.
Wednesday, February 18,2015
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Falling in love, with Lucinda Williams

Veteran songwriter enjoys resurgence of creativity

By Scott McDonald
Lucinda Williams' 2007 album, West, was a revelation. Mining the impossible emotions of losing a parent, and guided by her new relationship with Overby, Williams wrote enough material for two albums.
Wednesday, February 11,2015
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Juicy J’s secrets to success

A step-by-step guide to achieving fame and fortune from the godfather of trap

By Peter Holslin
I recently spoke with Juicy J over the phone, and he imparted some hard-earned lessons that are certain to help us all find success in this fast-changing world.
Wednesday, February 4,2015
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Pharmakon captures the sound of real horror

Margaret Chardiet transforms trauma into industrial epics

By Jeff Terich
Pharmakon doesn’t make music for the faint of heart. It’s discordant, punishing stuff, built from mangled structures and distorted melodies.
Wednesday, January 28,2015
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You Blew It! rise up from the basement

Florida indie-rock group rides the emo-revival crest

By Peter Holslin
You Blew It! started as a side project in 2009, and the band’s gone through a lot in the six years since—including something like 12 lineup changes, Jones says.
Tuesday, January 20,2015
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The pernicious visions of Cult of Youth

New York group showcases an accessible darkness

By Jeff Terich
In early 2014, when Sean Ragon was writing the songs that would become Final Days, New York post-punk group Cult of Youth’s fourth album, he was struck by an eerie and overwhelming feeling—a feeling that everything in his life was about to go suddenly, horribly wrong.
Wednesday, January 14,2015
Music feature

Russian Circles practice heavy diplomacy

Chicago group celebrates 10 years of burly bummers

By Ben Salmon
Chicago post-metal trio Russian Circles don’t so much write songs as build them, piece by piece.
 
 
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