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Review: Gwen Stefani at Zepp DiverCity

Mar 29, 2016

Review: Gwen Stefani at Zepp DiverCity

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It has been almost 10 years since Gwen Stefani’s last solo album, “The Sweet Escape” (December 2006). But the woman who bounded on stage to “Wind it Up” at Zepp DiverCity on March 16 exuded just as much energy as she did the last ...

Shonen Knife heads out on a new 'Adventure'

Mar 20, 2016

Shonen Knife heads out on a new 'Adventure'

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Upon being reminded that this year marks rock band Shonen Knife’s 35th anniversary, singer and guitarist Naoko Yamano just smiles and shrugs. “It has been so many years now, I can’t keep count,” she says with a laugh. “Fixating on anniversaries isn’t very rock ...

Bump of Chicken keeps things nice on 'Butterflies'

| Mar 20, 2016

Bump of Chicken keeps things nice on 'Butterflies'

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Bump of Chicken “Butterflies” (Toy’s Factory) Butterflies are beautiful. Whether they’re floating around in a garden or tattooed on a woman’s shoulder — they’re colorful and intricate. Bump of Chicken’s latest release, “Butterflies,” is neither of those things. That’s not to say “Butterflies” is ...