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Check out the video for Odwalla88's 'What The'
Hear the new Beach House single 'Sparks'
Classical and modern aesthetics in dance, as seen by Degas and the Dance Theatre of Harlem
Watch the video for Natural Velvet's 'Fruits'

'Fruits,' the long-awaited follow-up to "Smile"-era track 'Vega-tables,' comes to us not from the Beach Boys but local post-punks Natural Velvet.

Appropriately, everything about this track, from the jangling guitars to the "uh-oh-oh" accentuating each line of the verses, is as sugary sweet as the name would have you believe.

The single is the first song from the band's forthcoming album, "She Is Me,"...

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Single Carrot's grunge-soaked rock musical 'Blind From Here' is at once fascinating and unpleasantly familiar

Set in the grunge-soaked '90s, Alix Fenhagen's rock musical "Blind From Here," running through June 28 at Single Carrot Theatre, does little to summon nostalgia—not that we need or really want any more '90s-obsessed sentimentality. The selfishness, ineptitude, and careless rock-star attitudes of the main characters, the three members of the play's eponymous band, make them feel like overly earnest,...

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City Paper's Firefly Music Festival live blog

1:13 a.m.
And thus ends the Firefly Festival. What a time it was. We hope you enjoyed reading our grousing about the state of music on display here in the muddy fields of Dover, Delaware. But we're not done, of course. Here are our last two dispatches, on the delightful Killers and the by-the-numbers Snoop Dogg. Until next time... (Brandon Weigel)

How long does it take to become a nostalgia act? For...

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