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by Robert Hanson

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Lou Reed

Touring in support of his latest releases, The Raven and NYC Man: The Collection, Lou Reed pulled into San Francisco's Warfield theater in June.

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Once considered the property of '70s rock history, the concept of the “supergroup” is once again alive and well. Comprising the remaining members of...

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Supposedly, this is the most equipment that any band has ever tried to put onstage here, explains Nickelback tour manager/FOH engineer Kevin Zaruk. Standing


Mackie HR624/HRS120

It's no secret that near-field monitoring has its limitations. Creating an accurate listening environment in less-than-ideal surroundings can be a maddening

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If there's any act within the current strata of hard rock bands that no one has the guts or ability to rip off, it...

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Depeche Mode took to the road last summer, playing sold-out sheds and arenas around the world in support of Exciter, their 13th full-length release....


Trent Reznor

It's truly a rare thing in these times to watch a musician mature. The velocity at which most pop acts are cultivated, marketed and...

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Last summer, the sixth incarnation of Ozzy Osbourne's wildly successful Ozzfest tour slithered its way across the country. The main stage lineup included

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The band who could do no wrong: There is no question that the summer of 2001 simply belonged to Radiohead. For a few perfect...


Max Graham

Max Graham has quietly spent the last several years as Canada's premier ambassador of dance music. Often compared to other progressive house acts like

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Back in the mid-'90s, while we here in the U.S. were still content to pick at the decaying corpse of post-Cobain alt-rock, our European...