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  (Real Estate. Photo by Ebru Yildiz) They say that when it comes to real estate—buildings, houses, land—it’s all about location. But when it comes to Real Estate—the band—the same holds true. The group was founded by three friends who grew up together in Ridgewood, New Jersey, and across three full-length albums, the first released in 2009, they’ve frequently waxed nostalgic for their idyllic suburban upbringing. But with their newest album, In Mind, released last week, the band...
Before the revolution that broke out in Tunisia in 2010, music like Emel’s would never have been allowed on the radio. But once the mass protests and civil resistance began, eventually becoming a movement that would topple the dictatorship of longtime president Zine El Abidine Ben Ali in January 2011, and spread to numerous other countries in the Arab world, one of Emel’s songs, “Kelmti Horra (My Word is Free),” became the unofficial anthem...
An argument can be made that all electronic music is inherently innovative, given that electronic musicians are using technology to create all of the noise that a full band would typically make. Programming drum beats and sequencing synths is far from the only groundbreaking work Roberto Carlos Lange is doing as Helado Negro, however. On 2016’s Private Energy, Lange incorporates numerous elements, from the expected guitar, drums, and keyboards to the more unanticipated, like found...
It was a chilly November night, but after paying the cover charge and pushing open the door, we were immediately greeted by a wave of near-stifling body heat. We could barely even get into the room, it was so packed with people. Someone had been standing directly in front of the door and had to move out of the way so that we could push it open wide enough to squeeze through it. Once inside, we...

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