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After all these years, Soundgarden’s grunge holds up

Soundgarden front-loaded its 2½-hour show Sunday at the Orpheum with big numbers, digging deeper into its catalog as the concert moved along. It was a big, weird sprawl of heavy, trippy rock unencumbered by expectations and ended up doing more for Soundgarden’s legacy than a more polished show ever could have.

After all, the scene that Soundgarden helped define was called “grunge” for a reason.

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