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Local artists perform unconventional show at Blackbird Cafe

Local artists perform unconventional show at Blackbird Cafe

Grant Schmieding

August 30, 2018

Abstract art, leather cuffs, bare feet, paint splatters, cheap beer, minimal seating, dim lighting and camaraderie accompanied soulful music Tuesday night as locals stagger around the backside of the tiny Blackbird Café. The atmosphere feels small, almost intimidating to an outsider. Stepping through...

‘Dynamic, eclectic’ shirtless solidarity

‘Dynamic, eclectic’ shirtless solidarity

Matthew Manfredi

March 28, 2016

Whether it’s a basement, bar or traditional venue, if they don’t show their team colors it is likely they will get harassed by the audience to do so. You can tell a lot about a band from their name. Team Skins is no exception. “Yeah, we play shirtless every show," said Mathew Houghton, guit...

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