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Since the 1990s, band name punctuation has grown increasingly peculiar. Nowadays, monikers are enhanced by exclamation points (Against Me!), question marks (Why?), periods (fun.), and parentheses (Sunn O)))). BEAK> — an experimental electronica three-piece from Bristol, England, that features Portishead's…
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Music, All Shook Down Against Me!'s Tom Gabel Comes Out as Transgender; Internet Explodes with Support and Shock

Against Me!'s Tom Gabel Comes Out as Transgender; Internet Explodes with Support and Shock

It should have been obvious to us all for years. In 2007's "The Ocean", Against Me! vocalist, Tom Gabel sang "If I could've chosen, I would've been born a woman..." Most listeners at that time took it as a…
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Music, All Shook Down Axl Rose Is Batshit: His Top Five Craziest Moments

Axl Rose Is Batshit: His Top Five Craziest Moments

You may have noticed in the last couple of weeks that Axl Rose is running amok all over the press again (it's been a while, Axl, thanks for coming back to us). Not only have there been reports that --…
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The Top 6 Weirdest Gig Venues Ever: Buses, Airplanes, Ancient Ruins, and More

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Music, All Shook Down Against Me! on How the Anarcho-Punk Movement Is Like Any Other Gang

Against Me! on How the Anarcho-Punk Movement Is Like Any Other Gang

Against Me! made a name for itself playing infamously raucous, sweaty shows in the nation's basements for kids who identified as anarcho-punks. But with the release of its second major-label album last year -- the much more clean-sounding White Crosses…
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The Top 5 Creepiest Depictions of Exercise in a Music Video

First of all, let's just say "Go Giants!" We're so proud of our boys for making it to the play-offs, and are hoping and praying they can whoop Philly's ass and take us to the World Series. As usual though,…
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Music, All Shook Down Tuesday's Pick: Silversun Pickups, Against Me!, The Henry Clay People

Tuesday's Pick: Silversun Pickups, Against Me!, The Henry Clay People

​Silversun PickupsAgainst Me!The Henry Clay PeopleThe Fox Theater, Oakland8 p.m., $35Calling all ufologists and conspiracy buffs! Tonight we can witness evidence of aliens among us -- proof that Pod People do indeed exist. You may notice these Pods' exoskeletons take…
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Music, All Shook Down Hole to Headline BFD 2010 (along with Deftones, Silversun Pickups, More)

Hole to Headline BFD 2010 (along with Deftones, Silversun Pickups, More)

Live 105 just announced its 2010 lineup for its big summer fest, BFD, and the band on the bill most folks will be talking about--for better or for worse--is Hole. Yup, Courtney Love and Co. will be one of the…
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Music, Hear This Against Me!: Successors to Green Day's Mainstream Punk Reign

Against Me!: Successors to Green Day's Mainstream Punk Reign

When Autolux performed at last year's Noise Pop festival, the band was criticized for its stoic stage presence. But pandering to crowds with knock-knock jokes has never been this crew's MO. Propelled by throbbing bass and a dreamy shoegazer aesthetic,…
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Music, All Shook Down CD Review: Against Me! -- New Wave

CD Review: Against Me! -- New Wave

Against Me! New Wave Sire Released 7-10-07 Jacksonville's Against Me! shares a hometown with Lynyrd Skynyrd and, discounting the redneck caricature Skynyrd became after frontman/spiritual leader Ronnie Van Zant's 1977 death, a lot more: a keen eye for the…
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Music, Reviewed Against Me!

Against Me!

It's not easy being a member of Against Me! Ever since the band moved up from basements to clubs with working PAs, literally every decision it has made has been scrutinized and criticized by punk purists. Therefore, it makes perfect…
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