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After Almost Getting Good, ‘Ballers’ Descends Once More (TV Review)

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 “Everything is Everything” The short-lived burst of optimism I felt over the show’s brief, but notable, improvement last week (however slight) has waned slightly. Mostly due to the show’s inability to stick to a primary ...

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‘True Detective’ Gets Taken to Church (TV Review)

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 “Church in Ruins” Last season, Detective Rusty Coehle made mention of the sprawl of their case. What started as a relatively by the numbers serial killing investigation, ballooned into an investigation involving church leaders and ...

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Dawes With All-Star Dylan Tribute Shine At Newport Folk Fest Day 3 (FESTIVAL RECAP)

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It takes stamina to get through day three of Newport Folk Festival. Typically it’s the most relaxed day of the weekend, no matter the lineup. The need to rush between stages to catch every set ...

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PHISH – The Forum, Inglewood, CA 7/25/15 – Highlights & Lowlights (SHOW REVIEW)

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Phish wrapped up their West Coast run last night at the Forum in Inglewood, CA.  The 2015 Summer Tour carries on this week in Texas, and if last night (and Shoreline) is any indication of ...

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James Taylor, Sufjan Stevens, Jason Isbell Win Newport Folk Fest Day 2 (FESTIVAL RECAP)

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The Fort Stage acted as the setting for countless standout moments on day two of Newport Folk Festival. Playing host to Jason Isbell, The Decemberists and Sufjan Stevens, the performances on the main stage were ...

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Phish- Shoreline Amphitheater, Mountain View, CA 7/24/15 – Highlights & Lowlights (SHOW REVIEW)

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And that is why you go to Phish shows. Last evening at Shoreline Amphitheater in Mountain View, CA Phish stepped into a Bay Area venue that was literally built for the Grateful Dead, and offered ...

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My Morning Jacket Back Roger Waters, Steal Newport Folk Fest Day 1 (FESTIVAL RECAP)

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Day one Newport Folk Fest attendees could not have predicted all of the surprises in store as they made their way by car, bus, bicycle and foot across the harbor to Fort Adams on such ...

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PHISH – LES SCHWAB AMPHITHEATER, BEND, OR 7/22/15- HIGHLIGHTS & LOWLIGHTS (SHOW REVIEW)

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Phish wrapped up their sold out two-night stand at the Les Schwab Amphitheater in Bend, OR Wednesday night. The show featured some tasty highlights, but the energy level never exceeded what was offered on Tuesday ...

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Warren Haynes – Ashes & Dust (ALBUM REVIEW)

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Warren Haynes has done more than his share of musical exploration during the course of his career. From working with outlaw country artist David Allen Coe he joined Dickey Betts’ Pattern Disruptive band which led ...

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No Molds Broken By ‘Southpaw’ (Movie Review)

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Assume, for the moment, you know nothing about Southpaw. That’s probably a pretty safe bet, otherwise you probably wouldn’t have found yourself here, but roll with me for a moment. You know nothing about Southpaw, ...

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