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First Listen: Weaves, 'Wide Open'

The raucous rock band's sophomore album combines the energy of punk rock with the earnestness of Springsteen.

When Jasmyn Burke is on tour with her band Weaves, she meets a lot of young women and women of color who tell her they've never seen someone who looks like them represented in a rock band before. That type of iconic status — while flattering — can complicate an artist's

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