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<p>Local hardcore band Fuck Shit Piss in a desert show in the 1987.</p>

IN FROM THE DESERT

Oct 31, 2013 8:10am
Can you remember a time before DIY was a term people used to describe getting things done on their own with little or no budget?Does the album title “Nuke Your Dink” ring a bell?If you can and it...
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MUSIC NOT TO MISS AT LIB

Oct 31, 2013 8:10am
Everyone knows the big bands headlining this week’s Life Is Beautiful, so telling you to go see the Killers, Kings of Leon or the Alabama Shakes would be too easy. What we want is to give you a list...
<p>Madeline Follin and Brian Oblivion of Cults will perform Saturday at 7:45 p.m. at Life Is Beautiful.</p>

CULTS

Oct 31, 2013 8:10am
Brian Oblivion and Madeline Follin had few musical touchstones when they began dating as New York University students. He liked angular electronica. She loved folkie Americana.“I played her a Boards...
<p>Charli XCX elctro-pop songs have drawn the attention of Britney Spears.</p>

CHARLI XCX

Oct 31, 2013 8:10am
Charli XCX creates dance-pop draped in the darkness of relationships gone wrong. Her debut album, April’s True Romance, features 13 synth-driven tales of lovers driven insane, souls devoured and...
<p>Jack Johnson, founder of the Life is Shit festival, left, and Brendan Scholz, of the band Deadhand, discuss the rival response to the Life Is Beautiful festival at The Dive Bar.</p>

SOMETIMES, LIFE IS SHIT

Oct 24, 2013 2:10pm
“Someone had to do it,” says local musician Jack Johnson, on why he created an alternative music festival called Life Is Shit in response to the inaugural run of Life Is Beautiful next weekend.In the...
Ryan Merchant and Sebu Simonian of Capital Cities.

CAPITAL CITIES

Oct 24, 2013 2:10pm
Capital Cities may seem like an overnight success. But the songwriting/producing team of Ryan Merchant and Sebu Simonian were collaborating on a number of projects for years before striking electro-...

CD, CONCERT TO RAISE MONEY FOR SAFE NEST

Oct 16, 2013 7:10pm
It may have a slightly awkward-sounding name, but it’s hard not to love “Songs Against Domestic Abuse,” a new compilation disc benefiting Safe Nest, Nevada’s largest charity devoted to helping the...
<p>Lead singer Brendon Urie and guitarist Kenneth Harris perform during the Panic! At the Disco show Friday at the Boulevard Pool of the Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas.</p>

PANIC! PERFORMANCE SHORT BUT ON POINT

Oct 24, 2013 2:10pm
Each Panic! At the Disco album has been a different evolution, almost Bowie-like, in which they create the persona and sell it. For 2005’s A Fever You Can’t Sweat Out, they would always dress in...
<p>Zach Yudin of Cayucas. Pronounced "ky-yook-us" the band will play its wistful, sunny pop at the Life is Beautiful on Oct. 26.</p>

CAYUCAS

Oct 24, 2013 2:10pm
The band Cayucas is so rooted in a Golden State aura that you can almost smell the sea breeze while listening to their debut album, Bigfoot. Its eight songs generally avoid darkness and minor chords...
From left, Jeff Apruzzese, Michael Angelakos, Ian Hultquist, and Nathan Donmoyer of Passion Pit. The band bring their candy-colored, electro-pop to the Life is Beautiful festival on Oct. 27. COURTESY OF JASON NOCITO/ COLUMBIA RECORDS

PASSION PIT

Oct 16, 2013 5:10pm
Boston’s Passion Pit started as the one-man bedroom project of Michael Angelakos in 2007. A few giddy electro-pop songs he recorded as a belated Valentine’s Day gift for his girlfriend began...

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