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Music, Hear This Fake Your Own Death: Show Preview

Fake Your Own Death: Show Preview

If you've ever been curious how local indie rock four-piece Fake Your Own Death got its name, visit its Facebook page and hear "Mouth to Speak." During the song's big chorus, guitarist and vocalist Terry Ashkinos issues a pensive yet…
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Music, Hear This Boys don't cry, except when it's with the Cure

Boys don't cry, except when it's with the Cure

When the Cure canceled last year's entire North American tour at the last minute, the news was enough to make longtime fans smear their lipstick and wear their best mopey Robert Smith impression for days. But fear not: Like the…
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Music, All Shook Down

Cure's Robert Smith Writers Blocked, Yet Still Effectively Mopey

Check this quote from the EBX's interview with the Cure this week. The 30 year-old band is struggling to complete their latest 33-song album and they've canceled tons of tour dates to finish it, except for the Download Festival: "It's…
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Music, Industrial Strength

Industrial Strength

Chris Vrenna has many fond memories of being the original drummer in Nine Inch Nails. The band's 1994 show at the Warfield for its The Downward Spiral world tour is not one of them. "I got clocked in the head…
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Music, Pop Goes the Formula

Pop Goes the Formula

Here's how the Knit Separates make a song: Jason Honea thinks up a title, something like "Jangle in Skulls." He tells Glenn Donaldson. Donaldson keeps the title in his head for a couple of days, and thinks of pop songs…
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Music, What Ails Him? <font size=1>online exclusive</font>

What Ails Him? online exclusive

It would be so easy to dismiss The Cure as a band that has outlived its usefulness, that exists long beyond its expiration date. Its best, or at least best-known, moments live in another time, one long since past --…
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