The songs were written over the course of about three years in Brunswick, Maine, and then recorded over ten months in Brooklyn.
Supernatural Strategies for Making a Rock 'n' Roll Group isn't exactly a simple how-to for budding musicians.
Ian Svenonius has never been one to think of a rock band as just a rock band. The frontman of Nation of Ulysses, The Make-Up and Weird War always has something else going on — usually something involving leftist politics and an aesthetic uniformity that feels a little bit dangerous, a little bit cool.
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Local shows by Andrew W.K., Josh Ritter, Futurebirds and Laura Stevenson
+ SUN., MAY 19
Since the release of I Get Wet more than a decade ago, Andrew W.K. has developed a close following for his strange, irreverent approach to music, and his party-on philosophy. Songs like "Party Hard" and "I'm a Vagabond" define his sound, which at times feels reminiscent of the kind of shameless, good-time-seeking attitude of '80s hair-metal bands.
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"Just being able to be versatile is what's really been dope as a DJ for me."
If being well-travelled lends a sense of diversity, it should come as no surprise the sense of variety that Pete Butta embraces as a DJ. The New Jersey-born 25-year-old was raised in Illinois before living his teen-age years in State College.
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New albums from B. White and Crystal Seth
McKeesport rapper B. White here presents his first solo full-length, released by his group The 58s.
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