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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 ...

Ash prepares to celebrate a special anniversary

Mar 13, 2016

Ash prepares to celebrate a special anniversary

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Pop-punk veterans Ash are in the mood for celebrating. This year the band’s 1996 chart-topping debut album, “1977,” will turn 20 years old, and frontman/guitarist Tim Wheeler says he and his bandmates — drummer Rick McMurray and bassist Mark Hamilton — are looking to ...