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Music: Remembering Elliot Smith

Posted Oct. 16, 2010, 12:16 p.m.

  I told my little sister that Tuesday night that Elliot Smith had killed himself. I couldn't say I was surprised when she responded with a "Who's that?" Yet, I had a gleam of hope that in some way, she would understand what had happened, that she would be as ... read more

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Interviews: The Rum Diary

Posted Oct. 16, 2010, 11:50 a.m.

  Intricately layered, the Rum Diary's music creates a melodic topography of strident, staccato peaks and mellifluous, melodic valleys that can bring about any emotional reaction. It wouldn't have been at all surprising if while playing live, these guys did something like facing the floor the whole time, too involved ... read more

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Interviews: The Blood Brothers

Posted Oct. 16, 2010, 11:49 a.m.

We interviewed Jordan Blilie, half of the Blood Brothers' dual vocal attack, in a room with the couch, walls and table, all covered in cow spots. I think the Blood Brothers were assigned to the wrong dressing room. It is difficult to associate cows with the Blood Brothers. As hard ... read more

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Rumors: Interpol and The Rapture Rumored To Open For The Cure

Posted April 14, 2004, 8:17 p.m.

A popular fansite for The Cure, Chain of Flowers has announced news of a possible new Cure tour: (A Lollapalooza/Ozzfest type of tour, with The Cure, Interpol, The Rapture and more bands to be announced later) June/July 2004 - European Festivals July/August 2004 - North America September/October 2004 - Europe ... read more

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Bands: Wilco News: Tweedy into Rehab, New Album Online

Posted April 6, 2004, 5:10 p.m.

It seems that every time a new Wilco album comes around, drama follows with it. Today, the Chicago Tribute explained the delay in the release of the bands newest album A Ghost Is Born being caused by Jeff Tweedy's being checked into a rehab clinic: "Wilco singer Jeff Tweedy canceled ... read more

Reviews

A Static Lullaby – And Don't Forget To Breathe...

Posted Feb. 25, 2004, 2:13 a.m.

A Static Lullaby – And Don't Forget To Breathe...

I know this band is something-core; I am just not sure which one. With song titles like "Love To Hate, Hate To Me", "The Shooting ... read more

Reviews

Cursive – The Ugly Organ

Posted Feb. 25, 2004, 2:47 p.m.

Cursive – The Ugly Organ

The Ugly Organ is an appropriate title for the Nebraska-based Cursive's latest effort. The band has put together an album that is dissonant, cacophonous, and ... read more

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Ester Drang – Infinite Keys

Posted Feb. 28, 2004, 8:29 a.m.

Ester Drang – Infinite Keys

On previous records, Ester Drang's output had an epic feel to it; it was more drawn-out and atmospheric than that on Infinite Keys. However, the ... read more

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Inventing Edward – We've Met An Impasse (By Midnight We'll Be Naked)

Posted Feb. 27, 2004, 11:42 a.m.

Inventing Edward – We've Met An Impasse (By Midnight We'll Be Naked)

Prior to listening to this album, having seen Inventing Edward twice, I thought I had a pretty decent idea what the band was going for: ... read more

Reviews

Mates of State – Team Boo

Posted Feb. 29, 2004, 6:52 a.m.

Mates of State – Team Boo

Everyone needs something cute every once in a while... once in a while. Too much can make you vomit, but a little dose can make ... read more

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Rock Kills Kid – Rock Kills Kid

Posted Feb. 25, 2004, 2:40 p.m.

Rock Kills Kid – Rock Kills Kid

I decided to give this band a chance because I heard they weren't a complete Get Up Kids rip off. Well, every piece of press ... read more

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Since By Man – We Sing the Body Electric

Posted Feb. 25, 2004, 4:12 p.m.

Since By Man – We Sing the Body Electric

Lately, it has been difficult to read a music magazine with out encountering the statement "(Band X) breaks/pushes the boundaries of typical (Genre Y)" I'm ... read more

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Songs: Ohia – Magnolia Electric Co.

Posted Feb. 25, 2004, 3:26 p.m.

Songs: Ohia – Magnolia Electric Co.

From the first notes of the opener "Farewell Transmission" on the Magnolia Electric Co. experienced Songs: Ohia listeners will immediately pick up on Molina's new ... read more

Reviews

Ted Leo & The Pharmacists – Hearts of Oak

Posted Feb. 27, 2004, 10:58 a.m.

Ted Leo & The Pharmacists – Hearts of Oak

[NOTE: Okay, I'll admit it. I'm way late. Hearts of Oak came out in February and now, half way into May, I'm finally sitting down ... read more

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The Beatles – Let It Be...Naked

Posted Feb. 29, 2004, 6:41 a.m.

The Beatles – Let It Be...Naked

What if Ringo finally realized that he wasn't selling out shows like his buddy Paul? What if Paul's queen may have drained her spending account ... read more

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The Blood Brothers – Burn Piano Island, Burn

Posted Feb. 25, 2004, 1:46 p.m.

The Blood Brothers – Burn Piano Island, Burn

A year and a half ago, I picked up this band's first full-length CD, This Adultery Is Ripe. and brought it with me through Italy ... read more

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The Decemberists – Her Majesty, The Decemberists

Posted Feb. 29, 2004, 7:35 a.m.

The Decemberists – Her Majesty, The Decemberists

My dear Isabella, It has been an unduly extended period since my previous communication, and I apologize for my unproportioned replies to your correspondence. I ... read more

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The Goodwill – That Was A Moment

Posted Feb. 25, 2004, 2:31 p.m.

The Goodwill – That Was A Moment

Now, I don't like New Found Glory, but I bet these guys do. read more

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The Plot To Blow Up the Eiffel Tower – Dissertation, Honey

Posted Feb. 25, 2004, 1:44 p.m.

The Plot To Blow Up the Eiffel Tower – Dissertation, Honey

This band was supposed to play at a show I went to a while back, but something came up. I hadn't really heard anything about ... read more

Reviews

The Rapture – Echoes

Posted Feb. 28, 2004, 9:29 p.m.

The Rapture – Echoes

Something needs to be said about the infiltration of this dance rhetoric in the punk scene. I'm guessing some part of it came from Emma ... read more

Reviews

Under A Dying Sun – Supernova

Posted Feb. 29, 2004, 6:01 a.m.

Under A Dying Sun – Supernova

Having carved a comfortable niche in the San Francisco Bay Area, by playing shows almost constantly for three or so years, Under A Dying Sun ... read more

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