Concerts

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Mudvayne @ CBGB’s

Factor into the equation that the first time I saw Mudvayne perform, it was July 2000, and the members were sporting painted faces (but not black metal corpse paint) at the height of the Slipknot copycat craze,...
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The Polyphonic Spree @ Warsaw

It was a night of choral thunder and sanctimonious boom where the band’s sonic swirls, bombastic pop and bouncy beats sucked the bad karma out of the room like a meeting with the Dalai Lama. The Polyphonic Spre...
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Entombed @ B.B. King Blues Club & Grill

Tours come and tours go. Great shows last forever in the memories of those lucky enough to have seen them. Entombed, among the forefathers of the original Swedish death metal sound, met with Crowbar, the kin...
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Thursday @ Starland Balllroom

SAYREVILLE, NJ—I juggled my vacation plans in order to catch both post-Christmas Thursday shows at the Starland Ballroom because I knew that this would be the last time the beloved New Brunswick band would be p...
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Emok @ Knitting Factory NYC

What first caught my eye about the ground-level room of the Knitting Factory was the floor. At some point between the smoking ban and now, it has been replaced and it was so clean yuppies in expensive driving c...
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Udet @ Lit Lounge

Udet, a garage rock trio, connected with localbandsnyc.com, performed a short, sweet 27-minute set in the ancient and atmospheric sub-basement of the Lit Lounge to introduce their second CD album, "Runaway Trai...
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