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Nine Inch Nails and Soundgarden brought a nineties revival to the Susquehanna Bank Center

Soundgarden | photo by Joe del Tufo
Soundgarden | photo by Joe del Tufo | http://www.joedeltufo.com/

It was an odd combination of 90s era bands hitting the Susquehanna Bank stage in Camden last night. Soundgarden came out a little rusty, seemingly going through the motions on hits like “Spoonman” and “Outshined” early in their set. Vocalist Chris Cornell seemed to have all of the right moves, they just seemed half-hearted and he looked particularly gaunt framed in front of the large screen. The big drum sound of Matt Cameron was also noticeably missing. They picked it up near the end of the 80 minute set with a searing version of “Rusty Cage” leading into an inspired “Beyond the Wheel.” It all looked and sounded fine, but overall left me wanting.

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Happy Record Store Day! Go out and buy some vinyl

Photo via http://www.fugitivesounds.org/a-vinyl-collectors-guide-to-record-store-day-2013/
Photo via fugitivesounds.org/a-vinyl-collectors-guide-to-record-store-day-2013/

Today is the 7th annual Record Store Day. It’s a day to celebrate music, specifically the independent record stores that sell it and the exclusive vinyl selections by hundreds of bands being released as an incentive to get music fans into the stores.

Before you head out, check out our guide to what’s happening locally at various record stores around the Philadelphia area.

Below, listen to some of the offerings for the day including Bleeding Rainbow’s cover of the Smashing Pumpkins’ “Glynis,” Bardo Pond’s cover of Brian Eno’s “Here Comes The Warm Jets,” Django Django’s cover of The Monkees’ “Porpoise Song,” and a demo of “Black Hole Sun” by Soundgarden.

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Recap: Soundgarden at The Tower Theater (photos, setlist)

Reunited grunge-era luminaries Soundgarden played to a sold-out crowd at Upper Darby’s Tower Theater last night, showcasing tracks from their 2012 reunion album King Animal, dipping into their back-catalogue for classics like “Spoonman,” “Blow Up The Outside World,” “Rusty Cage” and “Hands All Over,” and digging all the way back to their 1988 debut Ultramega OK for nuggets “Flower” and “Beyond the Wheel.” Check out a photo recap of the night in the gallery above, and read the setlist after the jump. Continue reading →

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Soundgarden Alert: Tour Announcement (playing The Tower 1/19) and new video, album stream

Anticipating the November 13th release of King Animal, their first record in sixteen years, ’90s rock band Soundgarden has just announced a tour featuring a stop at The Tower on January 19th; tickets will be available here on November 16th at 10 a.m. As if this weren’t enough from a band who swore they’d never reform, today Soundgarden has also released the video for “Been Away too Long,” the first single from King Animal, which you can watch below. You can also stream King Animal on iTunes here before it drops on Tuesday.