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NJ shows of the week: The Early November, Billy Idol, Alan Parsons

Could The Early November have happened anywhere other than New Jersey? Maybe a few other places could have sprouted a band like this one, but then again, maybe not. Ace Enders writes with the combination of self-deprecation and total conviction that’s only present in the work of artists operating in the shadows of big cities. Think about where most of the indelible emo-pop of the ’00s came from: Jersey, Long Island, suburban Pennsylvania, the Chicago and Los Angeles suburbs. For Enders, who put his band together in Hammonton, the big city was Philadelphia, which itself suffers from a little-brother complex. Continue Reading →

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