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Anathema: Seeing The Light

Although Anathema been around for over 20 years and have visited the U.S. once or twice along the way—two of the band’s members toured as acoustic openers for Blackfield in 2011—this co-headlining run with Alce...
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Deleted Scenes: What Bombing Syria Gets Us

Look, everyone wants to go to war in Syria, right? I mean, it’s been seconds since we launched airstrikes to destabilize a Mideast regime and/or butted our noses into a civil war that we kinda sorta indirectly ...
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Deleted Scenes: Stranger Danger

My wife is starting a new job. For her, this is an exciting time. She is embarking on a career path that has been years in the making, doing what she truly wants to be doing in a way and a place that she wants ...
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Deleted Scenes: The Privacy Question

I guess the question is, “Do we really need it?” And maybe also, “What are we getting by trading it?” The first one is the harder of the two, hands down. My kneejerk, come-to-mind-immediately answer is, “...
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Deleted Scenes: No Peace

There isn’t going to be peace between Israel and Palestine. I’m sorry to have to be the one to say it. Don’t get me wrong. In thousands of years, when neither exists anymore and everything we think of as “no...
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Naam: Return To Earth

Putting the finishing touches on their six-week U.S. tour that began in Manhattan at the Webster Hall Studio, Brooklyn psychedelonauts Naam hit Saint Vitus Bar this coming Sunday, Aug. 18, for a celebratory we-...
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Deleted Scenes: Sick In Summer

I ask you, is there anything worse than being sick in the summertime? When you were a kid, at least if you were sick over the winter, it made sense. It’s cold, you have a cold—there was symmetry to it. Plus you...