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Live reviews

MOGWAI + XANDER HARRIS @ THE BELASCO THEATRE

November 22nd, 2017

hey leaned heavily on this year’s Every Country’s Sun, with weightless jams like “Coolverine” and “Party in the Dark” setting their sights on the dancefloor rather than the heavens. Not that they can’t hit those heights anymore – bandleader Stuart Braithwaite still burns through fan favorites like “Auto Rock” and “Hunted By a Freak” with the fervor and precision of a hopped-up metalhead, which wasn’t far off from the looks of powerhouse drummer Martin Bulloch’s Thin Lizzy shirt.

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BORIS + TORCHE + ENDON @ THE ECHOPLEX

November 19th, 2017

Looking along the front of the crowd, you could see lots of hands pressed to the stage, soaking in the vibrations from the massive wall of Orange amps-even when Wata broke out an accordion or conjured up a field recording, moving in front of the soundsystem would send air whooshing past your face.

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BEACH SLANG + DAVE HAUSE & THE MERMAID + SEE THROUGH DRESSES @ THE ECHOPLEX

November 18th, 2017

Alex and his band are genuine in their songwriting, in their mission, and in their live chops, making them the sophisticated, Replacements-flavored choice for an aging crew of Vans Warped Tour die-hards that still have left-over feelings.

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CITIZEN + SORORITY NOISE + GREAT GRANDPA @ THE REGENT

November 16th, 2017

Still, the band continues to emit an infectious bravado further enticing fans with As You Please, their third and most refined record. Known for their melodic, yet "soft grunge" sound, Citizen have truly mastered its craft and it is clearly palpable in the live show.

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WILD WING + DUMB FUCKS + KUROMI @ THE SMELL

November 11th, 2017

An intriguing mix of twangy country, balls-out garage punk, and a bit of political commentary thrown in for extra vitriol, Wild Wing bashed through a short set under technicolor lights—co-frontmen Max Garland and David Gantz trading vocals over thrashy cymbals and Country Teasers riffs.

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WILLIAM CORGAN, JR. @ HOLLYWOOD FOREVER

November 11th, 2017

While the instrumentals seemed limited to cater to stripped down versions of well-known classics and Ogilala, no other instruments were deemed necessary as Corgan's effortless vocal talents are without a doubt in the prime of his career, and notably unchanged.