Craig Finn @ Maxwell’s

HOBOKEN, NJ—During my drive to Maxwell’s on March 1, I couldn’t believe the day had arrived that I would be seeing Craig Finn perform live and in person. The lead singer of the rock group The Hold Steady re...
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Skid Row: A Walk Down Memory Lane

Heavy metal, sometimes confused for glam rock, group Skid Row has mostly remained under the radar in recent years despite their checkered history throughout the late ‘80s and early ‘90s. Without original member...
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Bell Biv DeVoe: Poisonous R&B

When popular R&B group New Edition went on a hiatus in 1990, original members Ricky Bell, Michael Bivins and Ronnie DeVoe decided to join forces and create Bell Biv DeVoe. The R&B group’s first album, P...
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The Twees: Infectious Indie

The Twees have been straddling the fine line between indie and garage rock to create a genuine New York City sound since their inception. Using lineup changes made at the beginning of this year as a springboard...
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Rasputina: History with a Twist

Cello-driven chamber trio Rasputina have captivated listeners with their haunting melodies, historically-based lyrics and Victorian era costumes since the early ‘90s. Their latest effort, Sister Kindhook, relea...
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Maxwell: The Garden Gets Soul

In the early-’90s when R&B singer Maxwell recorded his first album, Maxwell’s Urban Hang Suite, Columbia Records kept it on the shelf. The album was released two years later in 1996, and it instantly went p...