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Outside Lands 2013 – Day 3

Outside Lands 2013 – Day 3

Words by Aaron Levine, Photos by Ben Irwin Outside Lands 2013 Coverage: Outside Lands Day 1 Photos and Review Outside Lands Day 2 Photos and Review Outside Lands Day 3 Photos and Review DEAP VALLY As we approached the stage where Deap Vally was playing, my friend Bill, who knew...

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Outside Lands 2013 – Day 1

Outside Lands 2013 – Day 1

Words by Aaron, Pics by Ben. Outside Lands 2013 Coverage: Outside Lands Day 1 Photos and Review Outside Lands Day 2 Photos and Review Outside Lands Day 3 Photos and Review The first day of a festival is always so exciting! So many possibilities! What bands to see? What drugs...

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The Night Marchers @ The Satellite – 2.22.13

The Night Marchers @ The Satellite – 2.22.13

Photos By Ben Irwin // Words By Aaron Lavine If you’re going to buy John Reis (aka Swami/Speedo/Slasher) a beer, and you’re going to want to because he gets pretty fucking sweaty up on that stage, you better leave the cap on. One of Reis’s hard-learned lessons from the road...

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Thee Oh Sees – El Rey 9-8-12

Thee Oh Sees – El Rey 9-8-12

Words by Aaron, Photos by Ben Irwin. Without the Clash around to defend their title, Thee Oh Sees may well be the only band that matters. The band is notably prolific, with 11 full-length studio albums, including Putrifiers II, which just came out on 9/12, and two more albums last...

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Outside Lands – Day 3 2012

Outside Lands – Day 3 2012

Words by Aaron Lavine // Photos By Ben Irwin Whew. Day 3. Here we go. It’s hard to get going on the third day of a festival. I’ve found that heavy drinking helps. Ironically, that’s what started this whole problem in the first place, but I’d put off the day...

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Outside Lands – Day 2 2012

Outside Lands – Day 2 2012

Words by Aaron Lavine Photos By Paige K. Parsons, courtesy of Ice Cream Man (http://www.parsons.org) // (http://www.icecreamman.com) Metallica ran roughshod over the entire festival.  That needs to go right up front.  They blew the figurative roof off of Golden Gate Park.  A chronological review of Day Two of Outside Lands isn’t...

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Outside Lands – Day 1 2012

Outside Lands – Day 1 2012

Words by Aaron Lavine // Photos By Ben Irwin PAPA After fighting through the throngs of people coming into what seems like it’s going to be a packed and energetic festival, even at noon, we decide to catch one of Pinpoint’s standouts from SXSW, PAPA.  I’m torn, because I really...

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Justin Townes Earle – El Rey Theatre – 6/28/12

Justin Townes Earle – El Rey Theatre – 6/28/12

Photos by Scott Dudelson Words by Aaron Justin Townes Earle walked, alone, out onto the stage at the El Rey and opened by dedicating a song— the country-folk, Americana-filled, “They Killed John Henry”—to his grandfather. It was a fitting beginning to a show that felt intimate, personal, tied to the...

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