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  • Vol. 35, No. 44

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  • ICYMI: Warren Defever of His Name Is Alive's eclectic Folkways playlist

    Yesterday, Smithsonian Folkways posted a playlist of 15 tracks from their vast catalog which was arranged, chosen, and annotated by our dear friend Warren Defever of the musical group His Name Is Alive. It's a characteristically great list, and you have to read all of the comments as they mix his droll humor with the kind of childlike glee he lets slip out on occasion.
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  • Show review: Charli XCX, Bleachers at the Fillmore, Tues. August 11

    The Fillmore got a double dose of rockstar reverence and teenage attitude Tuesday night, when Bleachers and Charli XCX performed sets as part of their co-headliner “Charli and Jack Do America" tour. Though ultimately a somewhat cookie cutter experience, Bleachers, also known as Fun guitarist Jack Antonoff and Charlotte Aitchison, a.k.a Charli XCX, brought loads of appreciation for American rock and the teenage experience.
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