Preview: Leon Bridges at The Fillmore

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by Angela Brooks Leon Bridges gained recognition for his talents in early 2014. Originating from Fort Worth, Texas, his emergence into the music scene was by chance. White Denim’s Austin Jenkins and Joshua Block discovered Bridges while he was playing an acoustic set at a local bar. Shortly after, Jenkins and Block convinced Bridges that…

Concert Review: The Growlers at Majestic Theatre

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by Justin Trudell Apparently, “Beach Goth” is a thing: it’s a genre invented by The Growlers, who were Thursday evening’s main attraction at The Majestic Theatre. Take a song like “Wipe Out” Now imagine writing that song while reading YouTube comments on a comfortably warm summer sunny day while vacationing some exotic island. Yeah… You’re…

Concert Review: Jake Bugg at The Magic Stick

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by Justin Trudell I never like to admit I’m wrong, but in our Jake Bugg preview piece I definitely was. I inaccurately compared Jake Bugg to Johnny Cash. We all loved Mr. Cash, but, truthfully, his guitar skills were lacking. After witnessing the show at the Magic Stick this much is true: Johnny Cash could only…

Preview: Jake Bugg at the Majestic Theatre

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Jake Bugg has put quite a bit of pressure on himself with his new release, On My One, by declaring it his “make or break” album. He’s essentially putting the rest of his musical career on the line at the age of 22. Jake Bugg gives off a Johnny Cash-like vibe. He commands the stage with only his guitar and…

Preview: Young the Giant with Ra Ra Riot

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Young the Giant shot their first three singles out like an AK-47, as they all went straight to the top five of the alternative rock charts. Luckily, they haven’t slow down since. You’re probably familiar with “My Body”, “Cough Syrup” and “Apartment” from the Cali-based rock band. All three singles invoke the emotional and naughty…

Concert Review: Joan Jett and The Blackhearts at Arts, Beats and Eats

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by Taylar Kobylas With a name like Joan Jett and the Blackhearts, concertgoers at the inauguration of the 19th annual Arts, Beats and Eats correctly anticipated a set full of angst, rebellion and hard rock. Accompanied by a simple black banner and leather-clad band mates, Joan Jett ruled with volume, anthems, and fists held high. Classics…

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