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Season 2011 Episode 04.19.11

The Grates

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The Grates
My first impression of The Grates was a bittersweet mix of excitement and nostalgia. For me, The Grates sit at the divide between the type of music I want to listen and the type of music I used to listen to. They have an edge that likens them to the punk and alternative rock bands I enjoyed in high school, yet they have a sense of style and creativity that defies the conventions of those genres and places them in the ever-so-vague genre of indie rock, a genre I enjoy today largely because of its vagueness. While listening to these sessions, I couldn't help but wish I had discovered them while in high school. I think their music would've placed my taste ahead of the curve and probably cheered me up a bit too. But I digress...moreless

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