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PHOTOS: Merge 25 - Night Four at the Cat's Cradle - 7/26/2014

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Event MC Margaret Cho

Mikal Cronin




Bob Mould




Teenage Fanclub






Merge 25 - Night Four at the Cat's Cradle - 7/26/2014

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Merge 25 Neutral Milk Hotel, Caribou, Teenage Fanclub, Bob Mould, and Mikal Cronin Cat's Cradle
7/26/2014 I tried to prepare myself for a long day of standing in the hot Cat's Cradle parking lot by purchasing a chocolate milkshake, and this led to me arriving at the venue late and only seeing part of Mikal Cronin and his super-catchy fuzz pop.  This might lead the regular person to exclaim "damn you milkshake!" for making them late, but it wouldn't be sincere on my part because the milkshake is the true love of my life.  Anyways, I believe all of the songs I did get to hear were from his excellent Merge record "MCII," and since I didn't miss hearing one of the best pop songs of the last few years, "Shout It Out," I can't get too mad about missing part of his set.

I know this will possibly result in my "music fan" card being revoked, but I've never listened to much Bob Mould or Husker Du.  And the thing is, every tim…

PHOTOS: Merge 25 - Night Three at the Cat's Cradle - 7/25/2014

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David Kilgour & The Heavy 8s




The Mountain Goats




Wye Oak







Destroyer




Merge 25 - Night Three at the Cat's Cradle - 7/25/2014

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Merge 25 Destroyer, Wye Oak, The Mountain Goats, and David Kilgour and the Heavy 8s Cat's Cradle
7/25/2014
After stuffing myself silly at Carrburritos, I got into the Cradle right at the end of Imperial Teen's set and caught their final two songs.  I've never been all that excited by these guys, but maybe I was in a good mood or the songs hit me just right but I liked what I heard - tons of energy and the crowd seemed way into it, but as per usual I don't have anything else to say about Imperial Teen. 

I got there a little early specifically because I didn't want to miss any of David Kilgour & the Heavy 8s.  To be completely honest I've not listened to his solo work all that much, but I love his band the Clean so much I felt it imperative I see him perform live as much as possible, regardless of what songs he might be playing.  Even though I didn't know any of the setlist, I thoroughly enjoyed the band's set - most notably Kilgour's excel…

PHOTOS: Merge 25 - Night Two at the Cat's Cradle - 7/24/2014

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The Clientele




Rock*A*Teens





Reigning Sound





Superchunk