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Best Magic-Themed Bar That Features Actual Magic

When the Houston Brothers closed down their restaurant/bar Butchers & Barbers last year to reinvent the space, it was safe to assume they would launch another themed bar — that's what twins Mark and Jonnie are good at, after all. Good Times at Davey Wayne's, Breakroom 86 and No Vacancy......
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M.I.A. – Belasco Theater – November 11, 2013

M.I.A. Belasco Theater 11-11-13 M.I.A. has been, well, missing in action for the past few years. Sure, there was her middle finger (in tribute to a Hindu goddess?) during 2012's Super Bowl halftime show, and got involved in a nasty custody dispute with her child's father. Her just-released latest album,......
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Fiona Apple – Walt Disney Concert Hall – October 7, 2013

Fiona Apple and Blake Mills Walt Disney Concert Hall 10-7-13 Better Than...Fiona's tears It's been a tough few months for Fiona Apple. At the end of August, the singer-songwriter stormed off stage at a fashion show in Tokyo after asking the audience on several occasions to pipe down (they didn't)......
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Taylor Swift – Staples Center – 8-19-13 (With Photos)

Taylor Swift Staples Center 8-19-13 Fifteen thousand people cheered for two hours straight as Taylor Swift played to a packed Staples Center crowd last night. Though my brother is correct that she looked like a Who from How The Grinch Stole Christmas, I don't think any Whos down in Whoville......
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Schoolboy Q, Ab-Soul – XXL Freshmen Live – 5-18-13

ScHoolboy Q, Ab-Soul, Dizzy Wright XXL Freshmen Live 2013 Club Nokia 5-18-13 Better Than... Actually being a freshman in high school Since 2008, hip-hop magazine XXL has named its "top freshmen" each year, and on Saturday night the bulk of them performed at Club Nokia. Black Hippy crewmates Schoolboy Q......
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Death Grips – Echoplex – December 6, 2012

Death Grips The Echoplex 12/6/12 Better Than...a quick, aggressive fuck in a public bathroom See also: Why Death Grips Sold Drama, Instead of Their New Album It's been a turbulent year for noise-rap duo Death Grips, whose label Epic Records were poised to release their debut album The Money Store......
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