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2012 Stories by Allison Babka

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  • David Cassidy

    published December 6, 2012

    Nostalgia acts at universities and casinos are more prevalent than flies on a dog turd, but some performers warrant the extended exposure.... More >>

  • The Browncoats

    published November 22, 2012

    If songs about cult sci-fi action heroes gets you going, you'll want to check out the Browncoats. The local band became a bit Internet-famous... More >>

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    Aimee Mann and Ted Leo

    published November 8, 2012

    Aimee Mann and Ted Leo just may be the most inspired musical pairing of the year. She is a moody chanteuse with a bitchin' guitar and velvety... More >>

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    Dropkick Murphys

    published October 25, 2012

    Swagger. Music writers use this term to describe a variety of bands, but the Dropkick Murphys is one of the few groups that truly deserves it.... More >>

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    Old 97's

    published October 11, 2012

    Anniversary parties often are lame affairs that star relatives you haven't seen in 23 years and feature food from the local church ladies. Not... More >>

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    Matthew Sweet

    published September 20, 2012

    Dark clothes. Distinctive glasses. Songs about breakups. Matthew Sweet certainly was a good representative of that oddly named "alternative"... More >>

  • Colin Hay

    published September 14, 2012

    The '80s were rife with Australians on the radio dial. In those days, it was a given that you would hear Midnight Oil, INXS and — gulp... More >>

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    Gregg Gillis on Pittsburgh pride and what Grandma thinks

    published August 23, 2012

    Gregg Gillis doesn't care if you hate "Jock Jams," you jagoff. The dude behind Girl Talk's songs of rapid-fire samples wears his love for... More >>

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