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Ton Lokal: Seasons Change

by Timothy Reidy November 6, 2014

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  Late Summer is always a different time of year for music in this area; the last summer shows commence and day festivals pop up. Restoration Festival kept it pretty much local this past year, and ...

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ALSO NOTED

by The Staff June 26, 2014

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  Dwele (left) will headline Alive at Five’s R&B night tonight (Thursday) along with MIRK (free, 434-2032). . . . Blockhouses will headline a Low Beat triple bill tomorrow (Friday) with Careers and Party Boat (8 ...

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Move Music Festival

by The Staff April 24, 2014

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  Now in its third year, the Move Music Festival has started referring to itself as “the Northeast’s big music festival.” How big? Let’s do the numbers: This year, 10 local venues will feature more than 100 ...

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by The Staff February 13, 2014

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  Bear Grass will “ooze newness” at Putnam Den tonight with Hollows (Thursday, 9:30 PM, free, 584-8066). . . . Celebrate Valentine’s day with Robert Randolph and the Family Band at Bearsville Theater on Friday (9 ...

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by The Staff December 24, 2013

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The best local hip-hop producers will converge on Pauly’s Hotel Friday for a showcase featuring PJ Katz, Big Malk, Josh Mirk, Raw Threat and Jack of All Trades (10 PM, free, 426-0828). . . . ...

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by The Staff August 1, 2013

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  OK, this is confusing: Tonight (Thursday) for Alive at Five, the Original Wailers, featuring reggae guitarist Al Anderson, will revive the Marley legacy (5 PM, free, 434-2032), while tomorrow (Friday) night at Club Helsinki, founding ...

De La Soul

by The Staff November 20, 2012

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  Before “conscious hip-hop” was a thing, before there were “backpack rappers,” and back when independent music was called alternative, it was just “Me, Myself and I.” That breakout hit from De La Soul’s 1989 debut ...

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Rakim

by The Staff April 26, 2012

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Where would hip-hop be today without Eric B. and Rakim’s 1987 masterpiece Paid in Full? Would James Brown samples have become so prevalent without “I Know You Got Soul”? Would holographic gangstas be headlining Coachella? ...

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Wu-Tang Clan

by The Staff December 14, 2011

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If any rap group can save us from the coming apocalypse—or maybe push us over the edge—it’s the Wu-Tang Clan. Twenty-twelve is promising to be a year of renaissance for arguably the greatest rap crew ...

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