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Review: Hum’s sound draws dedicated crowd to The Belly Up

Review: Hum’s sound draws dedicated crowd to The Belly Up

Layla Marino

October 18, 2015

The grunge and metal scenes of the 1990s produced many bands that gained purchase in the pop charts in a way previously unseen in indie music. Many of these groups, such as Nirvana, Pearl Jam and The Red Hot Chili Peppers, stood the test of time and are still popular today. While shoegazer grunge band...

Review: Helmet could’ve been more solid in Belly Up performance

Review: Helmet could’ve been more solid in Belly Up performance

Layla Marino

May 18, 2015

The 1990s indie/grunge band Helmet burst onto the scene in 1990 with a sound that was completely different from most of the alternative rock bands of the time. With fast, driving guitars and heavy, intense vocals and lyrics, Helmet’s style, though clearly ticking the alt rock box, sometimes seemed...

Review: Juliana Hatfield Three prove they deserve brighter spotlight

Review: Juliana Hatfield Three prove they deserve brighter spotlight

Layla Marino

April 20, 2015

Even in the 1990s, a period in indie music when there weren’t a lot of limits, Juliana Hatfield checked too many boxes to adhere to just one alt rock genre. Then again, she seemed like the Groucho Marx type anyway — she would never belong to a club that would have her as a member. That didn’t stop...

Review: Dead Kennedys’ punk style alive and relevant in 2015

Review: Dead Kennedys’ punk style alive and relevant in 2015

Layla Marino

February 12, 2015

The Dead Kennedys are a punk band from the 1980s with near legendary status. From their iconic rune-inspired logo to the antics of frenetic frontman Jello Biafra, this loud, hardcore and marginally silly band represents the spirit of anarchy and rebellion that is endemic in the soul of every punk ro...

Cracker, Camper van Beethoven a perfect pairing at Belly Up

Cracker, Camper van Beethoven a perfect pairing at Belly Up

Layla Marino

January 8, 2015

The Belly Up has done it again. You’d think this venue would be slowing down after having celebrated its 40th anniversary in 2014, but December saw another fabulous lineup of shows, parties and charity events. Each month, the venue has at least one if not many huge headliners, and the last month in 2014 ...

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