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joeybadassluke
Joey Bada$$ is so ’90s and it really, really worked last night
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Considering I tend to have awful taste in hip-hop, I’m somewhat hesitant to be overly enthusiastic about Joey Bada$$ for fear of jinxing it — like acknowledging a no-hitter in progress. Last night at the Converse Rubber Tracks series at The Sinclair, the ascendant Brooklyn rapper seemed to have lost a little off his fast ball -– a hoarse vocal kept him leaning back for the second half of his set, letting members of his Pro Era collective take most of the leads -– but what might normally be an easy point of criticism actually worked to his advantage, paradoxically. More

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joykillssorrow
Joy Kills Sorrow gets louder but keeps bluegrass alive
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Wednesday’s show with Steep Canyon Rangers at the Sinclair will be Joy Kills Sorrow’s final public performance of 2013, and its return to a hometown stage comes at the close at one of the most prolific years the band’s seen to date. Since 2006, the members of Joy Kills Sorrow — currently, Emma Beaton, Wes Corbett, Matt Arcara, Jacob Jolliff, and Zoe Guigueno — have honed their bluegrass chops on traditional instruments, perfecting their banjo picking, or mandolin strumming, or Nashville jukebox-ready pipes with approachable love songs and confident, clear explorations in folk. More

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charli
See Charli XCX up close while you can: Tonight at Sinclair
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A piece on Grantland earlier this summer proposed the following dilemma: “Charli XCX is responsible for one of the year’s biggest hits — so why isn’t she huge yet?” It’s a question I was just wondering myself, thinking about the British pop star and songwriter’s performance tonight at The Sinclair. Wait. The Sinclair? Really? Not that I’m not excited to see her in a medium-sized venue, but how is it possible she isn’t playing somewhere bigger than that here yet? Someone has dropped the ball here, people! More