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Around the Voice - McCarren Pool, Guitar Hero and the Democratic National Convention


Rebecca Smeyne

The Village Voice documents the last party at the infamous McCarren Pool with Yo La Tengo.

Houston Press' Rocks Off blogger Chris Gray loses his Guitar Hero cherry.

SF Weekly does its best to capture the odd fashion choices at Outside Lands. Warning: it ain't pretty. Check out the pictures here and here.

With the Democratic National Convention in Denver over, Westword's Backbeat blog relives the best performances during the week -- er, by musicians not politicians.

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