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What do an acclaimed jazz pianist, a death metal vocalist and a five piece band have in common?  The answer is, not surprisingly, Tom Waits.  Seven Norwegian musicians from Trondheim’s metal, rock and jazz scenes have come together to form the traveling show titled “Earth Died Screaming (while I lay dreaming of Tom)”, a tribute to Tom Waits.  What comes from this union of Trondheim’s various music communities is an experience that is truly greater than the sum of its parts.  The single disappointment: that the group is sticking to Norway (as far as Years For Beards knows).

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Lolla 2009

Thunderstorms and heatstroke could never stop the Midwest’s largest music festival as hundreds of thousands filled Grant Park for the fifth annual Lollapalooza festival in Chicago. The festival, which showcased over one hundred and thirty bands, went on for three days. Read on for a recap of five standout performances (as well as related videos).

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