Music News & Reviews

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Concert review: Japandroids do it loud, fast and urgently

CHICAGO - Japandroids wasted no time at a sold-out Vic Theater in Chicago on Wednesday addressing the core themes responsible for the urgency in their songs. "The future's under fire/ The past is gaining ground," guitarist/vocalist Brian King sang in the opening seconds, the words spilling out of his mouth with the breathlessness of someone desperate enough to try anything to break away from the confines of a dead-end town.

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Fans line up waiting for Twenty One Pilots

Fans talk about Twenty One Pilots appearance at the Grammy Awards as they wait for their concert at Save Mart Center on Tuesday, Feb. 14, 2017 in Fresno, Calif.
Eric Paul Zamora The Fresno Bee
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Fans line up waiting for Twenty One Pilots

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Fresno native plays Mario Kart with Twenty One Pilots

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