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Note: Although I'm sure many of you have in fact heard the following songs, this list is meant to be representative of the tracks that are rarely played in concert. 1.) "Home," Echoes, Silence, Patience & Grace By far one of my all-time favorite Foos’ songs, “Home” is unfortunately not one you’ll hear live in concert. Grohl was overwhelmed after writing it, saying, “It made me feel quite vulnerable, so much so that it's hard to listen to. I get really choked up thinking about all the time I spen... [Read more]

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Highlights of the week: Superbowl, Cabaret, and New Kids on the Block! Sports We're getting pumped here in New England for this Sunday's big game! CNN has already released a montage of expected ads for those more interested in the commercials. But whether you're pulling your hair out over a replay, or simply enjoying your 20th hot wing, Super Bowl Sunday is a day to look forward to, as well as these other notable sports on-sales this week: Los Angeles Angels Monster Jam NCAA Div. 1 Men’s Baske... [Read more]
Although the organic/natural ideals of the hippies don't seem to complement the computer-based society we now live in, there is a concrete connection between the Grateful Dead's atmosphere - the counterculture of the 1960s - and the EDM landscape - our modern cyber/tech culture. The Grateful Dead established a new form of music marketing that subsequent jam bands and DJs have successfully adopted, each having obtained a cult-like following without any mainstream radio play. Additionally, key mem... [Read more]
If you live in the northeast, you've probably encountered grocery store war zones, hysterical newscasts, and kids rejoicing about school cancellations over the last 24 hours. We're expected to get anywhere from one to three feet of snow here in Connecticut, so if you need some tunes to kick off your shut-in vacation, I've got 16 snowy songs to get you in the mood for spiked hot chocolate, fireplace crackling, and Netflix binges. 1.) “Stormy Weather” – Pixies 2.) “Snow (Hey Oh)” – Red Hot Chili... [Read more]

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Though the Foo's have produced eight albums over the past twenty years, “Everlong” remains their most beloved hit. Famous for being David Letterman's favorite song, it has topped charts all over the world, and Urban Dictionary describes it as “the best goddamn song ever, no matter what you say,” providing the accompanying example sentence: “I just heard ‘Everlong’ for the first time, and if I die right now I have still lived a full life because of it.” Part of the song’s popularity is due to it... [Read more]

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It’s that time of year – summer festivals are making their lineup announcements and selling out tickets. While there’s always a general overlap of performers, the festivals do have different pros and cons in the ways of location, dates, number of stages, headliners, weather, promotion, and lodging. The Politics of Font. Coachella produces a similar-looking poster every year with their list of performers arranged in a hierarchy of popularity, but what varies from the Governor’s Ball poster is t... [Read more]

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table.onsalesTable {border-collapse: collapse; width="100%";} td {padding-top:.5em; padding-bottom:.5em; padding-right:10px;} td.eventName {font-weight:bold;} h4 {text-align:left} p { margin-top:1em; margin-bottom:1em } Here's a list of the hottest events with dates going on sale this week. Our events of the week are Jimmy Buffett and the Bottlerock Festival in Napa, CA. The 2015 BottleRock lineup features such talented artists as Imagine Dragons, No Doubt, Robert Plant, Snoop Dogg, Foster the... [Read more]

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"The Troubles" proves that U2 still have their A-game, and will be remembered as one of U2's finest moments. [Read more]

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2015 is finally here and with it are the most anticipated albums of the new year's first quarter. Though we're looking forward to many rumored releases from bands like the Red Hot Chili Peppers and Metallica, the following are the confirmed albums we're waiting for in the coming months. 1.) The Pale Emperor – Marilyn Manson Manson's ninth studio album is creating anticipation because it is expected to sound more bluesy and less, well, disturbing. His recent work on the hit TV show Sons of Anarch... [Read more]
It's 2015 -- and these are the top 15 events you need to see this year. [Read more]

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