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Deleted Scenes: Nope.

“After having repeatedly examined my conscience before God, I have come to the certainty that my strengths, due to an advanced age, are no longer suited to an adequate exercise of the Petrine ministry.” I on...
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Deleted Scenes: The Unsigned Issue

What’s this, the eighth time we’ve done an Unsigned Issue? Pretty astounding, mostly in that it took us so long to think of it. I’m a firm believer in New Jersey rock, and the years have only provided me...
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Deleted Scenes: Burning Down The House

At press time, reports are still coming in about the fire in the Kiss club in Santa Maria, Brazil. The death toll is over 230 people, mostly students aged 16-20. According to the press down that way, one of the...
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Deleted Scenes: The Second Term

This week begins President Obama’s second term in office, amid gun control furor and a Republican House O’ Representin’ that can’t decide whether or not it wants to have America default on its debt just to assu...
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Graveyard: When The Screams Come

Embarking on a return winter tour following 2012’s excellent jaunt with Radio Moscow, Swedish retro rock forerunners Graveyard will roll through the area this week on the heels of their third album, Lights Out....
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Neurosis: Special Occasion

On the East Coast for a rare couple of shows, heavy innovators and AQ cover veterans Neurosis will make stops at the Brooklyn Masonic Temple on Jan. 19 and at Union Transfer in Philly on Jan. 20 in support of t...
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Deleted Scenes

I was managing to hold it together pretty well, sitting in the lobby of the vet’s office next to my mother, until I flashed back to being in the same office at age 18, waiting to have the last of my childhood d...
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Deleted Scenes: The Do It Later

I’ve had work to do all weekend. Not this column—this I reserve specifically for Sunday nights as part of my easing-back-into-real-weekday-life ritual; effigies are also burned—but other work, pages to read...
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Deleted Scenes: Welcome To 2013

Of all the holidays, I find New Year celebrations to be some of the least arbitrary. I know if you pull back far enough, time is a construct and we’re not really marking anything but another pass around the sun...