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Sting rolls into the assembly hall

It's been nearly 20 years since Copeland and Summers had enough of creepy schoolteacher-turned pop star Sting, and it's difficult to say whether Sting, in his most modern persona, is a shell of his former self ...
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sound ground #73

In brief: The Living Blue, winner at the WPGU-Buzz Local Music Awards 2005 for Best Live Performance and Best Record of 2004, will play Monday night on WEFT Sessions, at 10 on 90.1 FM. The full-length American ...
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The Hurly-Burly

The line-up for Lollapalooza has been announced including performances by The Pixies, Dinosaur Jr., Death Cab for Cutie, The Arcade Fire, Liz Phair, The Black Keys, M83, Weezer, Widespread Panic, Blonde Redhead...
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a coincidence of the sublime

It just happens that everyone in our band is a virtuoso," declares Sarah Allen, flautist for Flook, but somehow her statement isn't a show of hubris for the young musician. After all, the band's name isn't onl...
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Blueprint makes a return to 1988

Buzz: There is an obvious '80s influence throughout the album, which I think is pretty fresh. Can you explain why you went this route? Blueprint: I decided that as an artist, I was starting to care a little bi...
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Green st. records provides a playlist

Inside Pogo Records Recording Studio in downtown Champaign sit vintage microphones, speakers and stereo equipment that look like they could have been used during one of Franklin D. Roosevelt's Fireside Chats. ...