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INTERVIEW: Industrial Music Pioneers Ministry Bring ‘Amerikkkant’ Rage to Wellmont Theater

On November 9, 2016, Ministry founder and frontman Al Jourgensen woke up with a new project in mind. "We are making a fuckin’ album - right now," he said. That was the morning Donald Trump became President-elect of the United States. Jourgensen -- affectionately referred to by Ministry fans as "Uncle Al" -- was not … Continue reading INTERVIEW: Industrial Music Pioneers Ministry Bring ‘Amerikkkant’ Rage to Wellmont Theater

Now Spinning in Maplewood: Outsider Records Offers Vinyl…and a Super PAC Dream

Outside, the winter 2018 tradition of a bi-weekly nor'easter was taking shape on a recent weekday afternoon. The streets of Maplewood, New Jersey were nearly deserted, save for the occasional truck laying down salt in preparation for the heavy snow forecast. If you looked closely, though, you could see more than a few boot prints … Continue reading Now Spinning in Maplewood: Outsider Records Offers Vinyl…and a Super PAC Dream

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INTERVIEW: Jersey’s Indie Rock Pioneers to Play ‘Rent Party’ in Maplewood — Campfire Flies, Wild Carnation and Yung Wu

Let's start with some introductions. After all, there's a lot of family members for you to meet. No need to take notes. A veritable genealogical chart of Jersey's historic indie music scene will soon convene under one roof. All you need to really do is come hear them all play. A trilogy of bands -- The … Continue reading INTERVIEW: Jersey’s Indie Rock Pioneers to Play ‘Rent Party’ in Maplewood — Campfire Flies, Wild Carnation and Yung Wu

[L-R] Corin Tucker, Scott McCaughey, Kurt Bloch, Peter Buck, and Linda Pitmon of Filthy Friends at The Bell House on Wednesday, September 6, 2017.

Concert Review: R.E.M., Sleater-Kinney ‘Supergroup’ Filthy Friends Rips Through The Bell House

Corin Tucker squinted a bit before apologizing to the audience. It was a brief moment that would have gone by relatively unnoticed if she didn't make such a point about the feedback she caused when kneeling down for a sip of water from a bottle resting on the stage floor in front of her. The … Continue reading Concert Review: R.E.M., Sleater-Kinney ‘Supergroup’ Filthy Friends Rips Through The Bell House

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Sign O’ The Times: Maplewoodstock Music Festival To Offer Sign Language Interpretation

Music festivals come in all shapes, sizes, and sounds. This year's Maplewoodstock is about to explore the boundaries of just what a live audience will be able to hear. The free annual music and arts festival right of passage takes place Saturday, July 8 and Sunday, July 9 between noon to approximately 10:00 p.m. Headliners … Continue reading Sign O’ The Times: Maplewoodstock Music Festival To Offer Sign Language Interpretation

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Yr City’s A Sucker: LCD Soundsystem Ticket Sale Vendor System Crash Infuriates Fans

Daft Punk better damn well play at my house. Because thanks to the epic fail of the AXS ticket sales site today, I -- like half of New York City --  didn't even have a fighting chance to score LCD Soundsystem tickets for their five-show residency that will open the brand spankin' new Brooklyn Steel concert … Continue reading Yr City’s A Sucker: LCD Soundsystem Ticket Sale Vendor System Crash Infuriates Fans

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Amelia Robinson To Record In Front Of Live Audience At Old Stone House

Amelia Robinson is at it again. The multi-instrumentalist, singer, and songwriter has her feet firmly planted in two worlds, creating music for adults and kids alike. Robinson is ready to showcase a series of her sparkling new songs for her forthcoming adult album, and you're invited to be in the audience. On Friday, March 31 at 7pm, … Continue reading Amelia Robinson To Record In Front Of Live Audience At Old Stone House