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Shovels & Rope “Bad As Me” Review

Shovels & Rope "Bad As Me" Review

Shovels & Rope “Bad As Me” Covering Tom Waits is a bad idea (ask Scarlett Johansson), but Carolina duo Shovels & Rope get it right. I wrote about Shovels & Rope recently, when I talked about the music of one of my favorite shows, Rectify, and have been taking in their new album Swimming Time lately, but unfortunately haven’t been able to give it enough listens in time for a review (I usually try to listen to something at least five

Apocalypse NOW: The 10 Best Apocalyptic Tracks

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Editors note: We originally posted this last summer, which was full of apocalypse comedies. This summer is full of high tension apocalypse thrillers in the movies (Dawn of the Planet of the Apes) and on TV (HBO’s intense The Leftovers and FX’s The Strain). Enjoy the end of the  world with us through these songs. We all love us some Edgar Wright (and Simon Pegg and Nick Frost for that matter), so with the opening of The World’s End this weekend, we thought it appropriate

Top Ten Thursday: I Can Be Your Hero, Baby

Best Musical Superheroes

In a concerted effort to make it seem we do not take ourselves too seriously, perhaps out of a fear of taking ourselves too seriously sometimes, we like to mix up our more scholarly lists with those that make us out to be a handful of nerdy jackasses.  This is one of those lists.  There has been a lot of hysteria surrounding superhero movies this summer.  I mean, damn, a Batman, Spiderman, and Avengers movies all in the same summer. 

Man Man Show Review

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Man Man February 11th, 2014 Durty Nellies Palatine IL Who knew Twitter was good for anything beside trolls and hashtags? As toxic as social media is sometimes, it paid off for me Tuesday when I won two free tickets to Man Man in a random Chicago suburb, Palatine, courtesy of Popstache (who I have written for in the past). Man Man is a Philadelphia foursome influenced by rock’s earliest experimenters:Tom Waits, Captain Beefheart, and Frank Zappa, but crossed with a

Bruce Springsteen Song Review: “High Hopes”

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Bruce Springsteen “High Hopes” Ever wonder what Bruce Springsteen bottoming out looks like?  Here it is ladies and gentleman.  “High Hopes”, the lead single from Springsteen’s album of the same name, is an abomination for a number of reasons.  But before taking The Boss to task, let me give you a little background on the upcoming album.  High Hopes, the album, is essentially a b-sides collection of material re-recorded with various members of The E Street Band, along with Tom

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