Justin Hawkins

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    January 30, 2013

    The Darkness at First Avenue, 1/29/13

    The Darkness First Avenue, Minneapolis Tuesday, January 29, 2013The relatively full Tuesday night crowd swelled to the strains of Led Zeppelin's "Misty Mountain Hop," Thin Lizzy's "The Boys Are Back in Town," and some sort of Irish-tinged choir intro music warmed the speakers. The fist-banging audie ... More >>

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    February 13, 2012

    The Darkness at First Avenue, 2/12/12

    ​The DarknessFirst Avenue, MinneapolisSunday, February 12, 2012For a slideshow from the concert, click here.Something about the Darkness band feels a little like Jurassic Park: Use the genetic code ripped from the monsters of rock and make it roar and stomp again, consequences be damned. The men i ... More >>

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    February 10, 2012

    The Darkness: We're not "trying to out-Coldplay the Coldplay band"

    The Darkness' Justin Hawkins.​In the summer of 2003, the Darkness' eventual quadruple-platinum seller Permission to Land had just been released. Before anyone knew quite what to think about it, they believed in a thing encompassing skintight spandex jumpsuits, Ziggy Stardust, and Freddie Mercur ... More >>

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    February 8, 2012
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    December 15, 2010

    Calm, collected holiday shopper, what's on your iPod? (Part VI)

    ​So: are you feeling the fear yet, as the days slip by with a greater rapidity and your gift-shopping list becomes longer? Got the shakes? Struggling to find some temporal real-estate this weekend to sneak out and do your fake-Santa duties dirt cheap? Gimme Noise is, too. Remember back when you we ... More >>

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    December 31, 2003

    Artists of the Year

    Iraq. SARS. Jay Leno, Still on television practically every night. Yeah, 2003 was about as much fun as a social disease.