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Canada’s quirky Barenaked Ladies hit the quarter-century mark this year. Isn’t it time they put some clothes on? I kid, of course. But it’s true that the band is releasing a new, as-yet untitled record, June 4 on Vanguard Records. Their song, “Boomerang,” is the first single from the album. When I first heard the …

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Nashville singer-songwriter Caitlin Rose is young. That’s unfortunate, because such a superficial detail makes it seem inevitable that she’ll be compared to someone like Taylor Swift. And she deserves better. On her sophomore album, “The Stand-In” (released March 5), Rose demonstrates a sensibility that makes her seem older than her 26 years. The twangy “I …

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I’m not sure what’s so radical about dads in general, or the Radical Dads in particular. Their new single, “Mountain Town,” is a standard-issue indie rock song, with wailing vocals and catchy guitar riffs. But it’s “standard-issue indie rock” in a good way: the kind that makes you want to hit the play button again …

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The British hard-rock band Turbogeist has a solid classic rock pedigree: lead singer Jimmy Jagger is the son of another rock ‘n’ roll singer, Mick. Maybe you’ve heard of him. Don’t worry. This is not your father’s (or grandfather’s?) geezer rock band. Turbogeist plays punk rock that’s so fast, so brash, it borders on hardcore. …

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On Sunday night, the punk band Menzingers headlined a show in Reading that marked their first visit to the area. How did they sound? Pretty good, according to one 42-year-old reviewer in the crowd (but thankfully not in the mosh pit). Here’s the link to my review, which appeared in the Reading Eagle: The Menzingers …

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