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Music, All Shook Down Architecture In Helsinki Moves Deep into Electro-Pop at the Fillmore

Architecture In Helsinki Moves Deep into Electro-Pop at the Fillmore

Architecture In Helsinki Dom The Sandwitches Nov. 3, 2011 The Fillmore Better than: George Michael's stylist in the '80s. When the members of Architecture in Helsinki situated themselves behind three keyboards and only one acoustic drum on stage last…
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Music, All Shook Down Architecture in Helsinki Makes a Joyous Noise at Great American Music Hall

Architecture in Helsinki Makes a Joyous Noise at Great American Music Hall

Architecture in HelsinkiHooray For EarthJune 2, 2011Great American Music Hall Better than: Crocodile Dundee II: Electric BoogalooThe Great American Music Hall was built in 1907, just after the Great earthquake and fire, and judging from the look of the place,…
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Music, All Shook Down In Print: Diva Queen Adele, Architecture in Helsinki's New Sound, and More

In Print: Diva Queen Adele, Architecture in Helsinki's New Sound, and More

Adele, Future Queen of Divas: Adele will never be a diva. Too nice. Too British. Hardly redoubtable. The other conditions are there, though: The big, honking, wood-smoked voice; the imposing vocal and physical presence; the glassy-eyed beauty, with that faint…
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Music, Architecture in Helsinki Finds a Lean New Sound

Architecture in Helsinki Finds a Lean New Sound

Restrained isn't a word typically applicable to Architecture in Helsinki. The group has taken quite the opposite approach for most of its career, turning out colorful, sprightly indie pop that's more likely to go all in than hold back. This…
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Music, Still Flyin’ hosts the reggae pop party

Still Flyin’ hosts the reggae pop party

It's said that history repeats itself, a tenet to which music certainly isn't immune. This past decade bears striking similarities to the dawn of the DIY era, in the build of a serious music movement counterbalanced by bands bent on…
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Architecture in Helsinki, The Long Blondes, Social Studies -- ASD's live music picks for Friday June 15

Put down your Stop Making Sense DVD tonight: Architecture in Helsinki, 8 at Bimbo's 365 Club. $16. "Architecture in Helsinki's music is art-pop with its heart in the early 1980s, when new wave bands countered the reductionism of punk with…
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Music, Hear This Radio Birdman: still tuned into the good shit

Radio Birdman: still tuned into the good shit

"Keeping it real" is overrated — better to keep it really retarded. The cryptic quartet No Doctors infiltrated the Bay Area in 2004 after a four-year stint in the Chicago area (where they befriended another subsequent Oakland transplant, Weasel Walter.)…
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Music, Reviewed Architecture in Helsinki

Architecture in Helsinki

Take a high school band from suburban Australia, lock it in a recording studio with records by Belle & Sebastian, Brigitte Bardot, and the Beach Boys, then give its members only sugary snacks to subsist upon, and you might come…
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