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“Gay Pride In The Name Of Love”: U2 & Their Fans Celebrate Marriage Equality

July 1, 2015 · Leave a Comment 

David Wichman grew up in the 1980s listening to U2. He also grew up gay during the early days of the AIDS pandemic and experienced the double humiliations of bigoted demonizations and heartbreaking tragedies. In the last 30 years, the fights against AIDS and for gay rights have come a long, long way, and some of the key allies for progress have been artists, actors, and musicians, including Bono and his bandmates in U2. On Sunday, June 28, the day of gay pride parades in Chicago and around the world, millions celebrated... [Read the full story]

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“Gay Pride In The Name Of Love”: U2 & Their Fans Celebrate Marriage Equality

July 1, 2015 · Leave a Comment 

David Wichman grew up in the 1980s listening to U2. He also grew up gay during the early days of the AIDS pandemic and experienced the double humiliations of bigoted demonizations and heartbreaking tragedies. In the last 30 years, the fights against AIDS and for gay rights have come a long, long way, and some of the key allies for progress have been artists, actors, and musicians, including Bono and his bandmates in U2. On Sunday, June 28, the day of gay pride parades in Chicago and around the world, millions celebrated... [Read the full story]

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“Gay Pride In The Name Of Love”: U2 & Their Fans Celebrate Marriage Equality

July 1, 2015 · Leave a Comment 

David Wichman grew up in the 1980s listening to U2. He also grew up gay during the early days of the AIDS pandemic and experienced the double humiliations of bigoted demonizations and heartbreaking tragedies. In the last 30 years, the fights against AIDS and for gay rights have come a long, long way, and some of the key allies for progress have been artists, actors, and musicians, including Bono and his bandmates in U2. On Sunday, June 28, the day of gay pride parades in Chicago and around the world, millions celebrated... [Read the full story]

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Nico Vega and Oh No Fiasco Deliver Hard-Hitting Rock at Nashville’s Exit/In

August 25, 2013 · Leave a Comment 

Nashville’s the Exit/In, a classic yet almost easy to miss venue, recently played host to Los Angeles band Nico Vega, an up-and-coming powerhouse of a band known for their mix of musical elegance and gritty energy.  The opening band, Oh No Fiasco, with whom  Nico Vega share a label, combine alternative rock roots with a sometimes cutesy punk flair. Oh No Fiasco opens, immediately setting the bar for showmanship. The band’s lead singer, Lindsey Stamey, is a complete fireball on stage, melting faces right off the crowd... [Read the full story]

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Wilder Mind, Weaker Album

June 11, 2015 · Leave a Comment 

If you were momentarily distracted after starting Wilder Mind, the third album from Mumford and Sons, you could be forgiven for a jolt of surprise when Marcus Mumford’s voice emerges after the intro on “Tompkins Square” rather than Ben Gibbard’s. The percussive pace with electric guitar accents that moves this unremarkable song’s narrative about fleeting passion sounds much more like a Death Cab for Cutie production [or Coldplay or U2 –ed] than what we have come to associate with Mumford and... [Read the full story]

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U2’s Prophetic Rage ‘N’ Roll: Rethinking “Sunday Bloody Sunday” Next To “Raised By Wolves”

If pushed to list the top 10 U2 songs from their expansive catalog, I would be hard pressed not to put “Sunday Bloody Sunday” at or near the top spot. The song converted... [Read more]

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Rainbows Over Dublin, U2′s Gay Pride in Arizona, & the Arc of Bono’s Activism

When Ireland became the first country to legalize same-gender marriage by popular mandate, double rainbows appeared over Dublin, and an Irish rock band transformed their Arizona... [Read more]

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Sacred Stables, Sacred Stadiums: Lifting the Veil on “Zooropa” at Christmas

During the “Zooropa” section in the U2 360 live set, the stage got cloaked in shimmering lights like a Christmas tree, obscuring the band, blurring the land where technology-meets-humanity... [Read more]


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“Gay Pride In The Name Of Love”: U2 & Their Fans Celebrate Marriage Equality

David Wichman grew up in the 1980s listening to U2. He also grew up gay during the early days of the AIDS pandemic and experienced the double humiliations of bigoted demonizations... [Read more]

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When The Psalms Came Down

Until Thursday, May 14, 2015 in western Canada, it’s been a decade since U2 did a predominately indoor tour, alternating as they have been between football stadiums and basketball... [Read more]

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U2 announce Innocence and Experience 2015 tour dates

Despite Bono’s recent spill and untold recovery time, U2 have chosen to roll the dice and announced dates for the Innocence and Experience tour, set to begin May 14th in... [Read more]


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