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Music Review: Xiu Xiu

Xiu Xiu Angel Guts: Red Classrom ??? Avant-Garde It’s beginning to seem like Xiu Xiu has a new piece of music out every month, yet somehow the group manages to create fresh noise rock that very few others can imitate

Music Review: Lost in the Trees

Lost in the Trees Past Life ???1/2 Alt Rock Ari Picker, leader of Lost in the Trees, is a virtuoso at beautifully weaving his sad and tragic past into his band’s varying shades of majestic music. In the band’s third LP, Past Life, Picker and crew interject vulnerable sentiment similar to previous albums, but this time with a different, progressive lens.

Q&A with Daniel Bachman

Instrumentalist Daniel Bachman went on his first European tour in 2011. Since then, he’s been on the road almost nonstop — and he’s only 24.

Column: A marriage built on an online House of Cards

Tomorrow marks the much-anticipated return of the Netflix original series “House of Cards.” Save the saccharine kisses in the rain or “I got off the plane”s — such gestures are tiresome compared to what the characters of “House of Cards” has to offer.

Concert Review: Moe.

Moe., a five-piece jam band from Buffalo, N.Y., played to a Lincoln Theatre packed shoulder to shoulder with tie-dye, beanies and flannel last Tuesday.

Movie Review: Labor Day

Labor Day “Labor Day” moves at the slowest pace possible in order to expand a three-day weekend into a 111-minute film.

Movie Review: Labor Day

Labor Day ??1/2 “Labor Day” moves at the slowest pace possible in order to expand a three-day weekend into a 111-minute film.

Movie Review: That Awkward Moment

That Awkward Moment ?? “That Awkward Moment” is a contrived, immature comedy that never quite reaches the level of obscenity and awkwardness that it promised. The film features three best friends — Jason, Daniel and Mikey — who are living up their post-college playboy lifestyle in the heart of New York City.

Movie Review: The Invisible Woman

The Invisible Woman ??1/2 The tragic and clandestine personal life of Charles Dickens is shown in Ralph Fiennes’ “The Invisible Woman.” Though visually attractive, the film lacks storyline-related clarity as well as proper character development.

Music Review: I Break Horses

I Break Horses Chiaroscuro ???? Electronic pop I Break Horses is well on its way to proving itself as an established electronic duo with the release of its second album. Chiaroscuro highlights the Swedish duo’s awesome ability to cover retro rhythms with relaxed vocals.

Music Review: Juan Wauters

Juan Wauters N.A.P. – North American Poetry ???? Folk rock His voice isn’t perfect nor is his instrumentation revolutionary, but the laid-back personality and style of Juan Wauters on his debut solo album more than make up for what he seemingly lacks. N.A.P. — North American Poetry is humorous, melancholic and catchy, but it always remains fresh.

Artists add visual touch to local band's tunes

Music and art have long gone hand-in-hand, but Lilac Shadows is taking it one step further by merging the two into one collaborative multimedia exhibit. The four-piece band from Durham will be hosting an exhibition in conjunction to its album release of No Dark/No Light.

Column: Grammys miss the mark

In a culture that celebrates shallow, pump-it-out music, the Grammys propelled that trend, handing out awards to artists who follow the formula for radio success instead of those pioneering new territories.

Music Review: Xiu Xiu

Xiu Xiu Nina ??? Avant-garde Avant-garde rock group Xiu Xiu takes on one of its most ambitious projects yet with Nina.

Music Review: Doug Keith

Doug Keith Pony ??? Folk rock Doug Keith certainly seems to know what a good collaboration looks like, most notably as Sharon Van Etten’s traveling guitarist and bassist.

Music Review: Lilac Shadows

Lilac Shadows No Dark/No Light ???? Pop rock The latest release from the electronic-tinged rock outfit Lilac Shadows improves upon its debut EP with stronger melodies and varied experimentation.