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I Was There: Yo La Tengo is Better Than Your Favorite Band

May 16, 2013

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First, a claim that will likely lead most of you to seek future counsel on musical inquiries elsewhere: The finest rock ‘n’ roll band in all the land is comprised of an unassuming middle-aged couple from New Jersey and their Big & Tall friend, James. They call themselves Yo La Tengo, and last Friday night at […]

I Was There: Band of Horses Shakes the Michigan Theater

May 16, 2013

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Just two of the five members of Band of Horses, singer/guitarist Ben Bridwell and lead guitarist Tyler Ramsey, take the Michigan Theater stage to begin set opener “Ode to LRC.” What results from this unexpected move is a natural suspense: on record, “Ode” is a full-band number from start to finish. Bridwell’s unparalleled tenor soars […]

I Was There: Brother Ali Preaches Truth and Love

May 15, 2013

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Doors are at nine, but we roll into the Blind Pig a little after ten. Though my roommate Jess has been telling us for weeks how excited she is to see her friend, opening act Homeboy Sandman, she encourages a few rounds of porch beers. Because, not only do beers taste awesome on the porch, […]

I Was There: First Aid Kit Are Growing Up Fast

May 15, 2013

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Upon seeing a line of people wrapped around the corner of 1st and Washington, waiting to enter the Blind Pig to see the band First Aid Kit, I have conflicted feelings. I’m happy and a bit stunned to see so many music lovers out on a Tuesday night, but, as a music snob, I’m saddened […]