Jukebox the Ghost at the Metro on March 9, 2013

written by: Shannon Shreibak on March 10, 2013

However, when it comes to a band with as much tongue-in-cheek theatricality as Jukebox the Ghost, that grandiose of an arrival seems perfectly appropriate, perhaps, even expected.

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Why? at Lincoln Hall on Feb. 21, 2013

written by: Adrienne Thomas on February 27, 2013

The Berkeley, Calif., collective Why? clings to all forms and varieties during a live performance, something America has seen a lot of in 2012 and the start of 2013. These frequent tours provide a good range of setlist flexibility for the band, making the show less about promoting an album and more about playing whatever they want.

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White Mystery at Schubas Tavern on Feb. 14, 2013

written by: Ciara Shook on February 15, 2013

White Mystery are the type to play their tracks with the same spit and vigor as on their albums, but with the added pogo jumping and headbanging that makes seeing them live an experience beyond the canned heat on the albums.

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The Darkness at The Vic Theatre on Jan. 27, 2013

written by: Alex Bahler on January 30, 2013

The Darkness might recall the more pompous strains of the pre-punk era, but in a live setting, the condescending barrier between artist and fan is non-existent. Even in the face of a little vomit.

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Trampled by Turtles at The Vic Theatre on Jan. 24, 2013

written by: Shannon Shreibak on January 28, 2013

Folk seems to have become the flavor of the month in popular music—from the down-and-out anthems of The Lumineers to the Flock of Seagulls coiffed men that started it all, Mumford and Sons. The genre of folk seems to have been squelched of novelty to make room for a slew of unremarkable string bands. Trampled by […]

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