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Radiohead Performs Rare Favorites (Yes, Including 'Creep') on Second Night at Madison Square Garden

5:08 PM PDT 7/28/2016 by John DeFore Around the time Radiohead took the stage on Wednesday evening at Madison Square Garden, concerned citizens elsewhere in the city were huddled before televisions, awaiting encouraging words from Vice President Joseph Biden. The backdrop of troubled times, with Americans of all persuasions feeling their nation is in danger, ...

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Robyn Dances On Her Own (But Doesn't Sing 'Dancing On My Own') at Intimate MoMA Benefit

3:37 PM PDT 6/2/2016 by John DeFore John DeFore The Museum of Modern Art’s “Party in the Garden,” an annual gala benefitting the museum, brought out celebs and other immaculately dressed art lovers Wednesday night. Alongside Vera Wang, Helen Mirren and others, the city’s merely rich-and-pretty mingled in a sculpture garden that had been made over with white Astroturf-like carpet; ...

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Modern-Classical Stars Eighth Blackbird Welcome Will Oldham and Bryce Dessner: Concert Review

6:22 PM PDT 4/3/2016 by John DeFore John DeFore Fresh off the announcement of their $400,000 McArthur Award and celebrating their 20th year together, Chicago chamber music ensemble Eighth Blackbird took the stage confidently Friday evening at the Big Ears music festival’s premier venue, the Tennessee Theater in Knoxville. They might be “8th what?” at another fest, but in this ...

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Matt Berninger's EL VY Makes Energetic L.A. Debut: Concert Review

BM Venti El Vy The Bottom Line The National frontman’s side project delights with both dance funk and rock anthems. Venue Troubadour West Hollywood (Saturday, Nov. 7) EL VY, the side project of The National’s Matt Berninger and Menomena’s Brent Knopf, made its L.A. debut Saturday at the legendary Troubadour in West Hollywood. It was the first of ...

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