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2012 Stories by Kelsey Whipple

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  • S.L.U.M. Fest 2012

    published June 14, 2012

    The third time will definitely be the charm — not that the first two weren't also. The city's most ambitious hip-hop showcase turns three... More >>

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    published June 7, 2012

    Santigold spends her time wisely. In the past four years, the singer-songwriter-producer-goddess-game-changer has swapped a vowel in her name,... More >>

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    Tower Groove Records is worth its weight in vinyl

    published May 17, 2012

    Call it a rags-to-record story: Fueled by frustration with other labels, the members of bluesy local quintet Magic City joked about the idea of... More >>

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    published May 10, 2012

    Tennis looks like if Vampire Weekend modeled for Urban Outfitters, and it sounds — if it's possible — like happily suburban ennui.... More >>

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    Fucked Up

    published April 5, 2012

    As rock operas go, Fucked Up's 2011 effort makes The Black Parade look like Mame. With its award-hoarding concept album David... More >>

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    Young the Giant

    published March 29, 2012

    Despite coming together in 2004, the members of Young the Giant didn't hit the radio or the mainstream until roughly last year. Known for years... More >>

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    published March 8, 2012

    If the world were to end tomorrow, Radiohead would soundtrack its last day. Thom, Jonny and company, with all their breathtaking doom and gloom... More >>

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    Eddie Money

    published March 1, 2012

    Don't hate the RFT for the number of days you will now have "Take Me Home Tonight" stuck in your head. Blame Eddie Money. Since the pop... More >>

  • Jane's Addiction

    published February 16, 2012

    After an eight-year dormant period, Jane's Addiction has (and the hype backing it) erupted in a fury of over-saturated and unsatisfied... More >>

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