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In the Audience's untitled disc, and Sparks the Rescue does their Worst

IN THE AUDIENCE are ready to follow up their debut disc, What Lives , from this fall with a new, as-yet-untitled EP that they're planning to release March 31.
Sibilance
By PORTLAND PHOENIX MUSIC STAFF  |  March 18, 2011
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Gravity and grace

Like most post-rock bands worth their “post-rock” tag, Mono — who come to the Middle East this Friday — just can’t help sounding immense.
Mono’s tender post-rock gets even bigger
By REYAN ALI  |  May 28, 2010
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Ronnie James Dio (1942 - 2010)

As he lay in a Texas hospital bed in March, being treated for the disease to which he would eventually succumb, Ronald James Padavona, better known to the world as heavy-metal legend Ronnie James Dio, gave an interview to a local TV station. “Cancer? I’l
Live free or rock
By DANIEL BROCKMAN  |  May 21, 2010
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Molten metal

Let’s cut to the chase — metal is back. And not just as a popular musical style, but as a subculture, freely seeping into the mainstream in a variety of strange ways, from the bullet belts you see on a dance floor to the devil horns being thrown by every
Expanding definitions at the New England Metal and Hardcore Fest
By DANIEL BROCKMAN  |  April 23, 2010
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Psych out

Conversations about music can easily turn into conversations about geography.
The depunking of Darker My Love
By BARRY THOMPSON  |  November 24, 2008
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Scene and heard

Entertainment companies are pumping out music DVD titles by the hundreds, and 2008 will see a deluge of releases across all genres.
The year ahead in DVDs
By JEFF TAMARKIN  |  December 31, 2007


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Get Ready, Here Come... The '70s

Okay, so they missed a few things, but Get Ready manages to be a whole lot of fun by ignoring the music that mattered.
Shout Factory!
By JEFF TAMARKIN  |  September 12, 2007
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America Blows

The United States of America is a nation with a proud history.
Since George W. Bush took office, the United States has sunk to unprecedented lows in sports and pop-culture domination
By MIKE MILIARD  |  June 29, 2007
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Gigantourism

You don’t get in a fistfight over Opeth — you wilt, and shed a few petals.
All for the love of Opeth
By JAMES PARKER  |  October 10, 2006
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Tommy Bolin

This fiery guitarist burned out in a 1976 overdose at age 25, but not before reaching a generation of virtuoso players with his inventive heroics.
Whips and Roses | SPV
By TED DROZDOWSKI  |  August 08, 2006