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Tour of the Rust Belt

For more depression, see the Farm Belt
Hoopleville
By DAVID KISH  |  January 22, 2010
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Review: Pissed Jeans | King of Jeans

Billy Joel told us that the future of Allentown was bleak, but he could never have predicted that out of the decaying Pennsylvania steel mills and a crumbling economy, a sound as ugly and exciting as Pissed Jeans would emerge.
Sub Pop (2009)
By MICHAEL PATRICK BRADY  |  August 07, 2009
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Philly busters

Jedi Mind Tricks frontman Vinnie Paz instructed me to meet him at a barren studio beneath a highway overpass in South Philly, where they were at work on their latest, A History of Violence (now out on Babygrande).  
In the studio with Jedi Mind Tricks
By CHRIS FARAONE  |  October 21, 2008
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Eclectic collective

The house that HUMANWINE founders Holly Brewer and M@ (i.e., Matt) McNiss share in Jamaica Plain looks like a gallery that’s exploded. HUMANWINE, "Rivolta Silenziosa" (mp3)
HUMANWINE emerge as Boston’s next big concept in rock
By BRETT MILANO  |  March 27, 2007