Wednesday, June 29, 2005

Head Cheese

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DETROIT'S CYRIL LORDS like clean lines, the economy that comes with being a trio. But clean doesn't necessarily mean pretty. The band is a trim, mod-cut suit, sure, but the cuffs are scuffed and there's a little delta mud on the pant legs. When guitarist Marty "Mother" Morris sings, he's...

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Wednesday, June 22, 2005

Head Cheese

Posted By on Wed, Jun 22, 2005 at 12:00 AM

Two years ago we predicted that then-unknown Detroit quintet the Rioteers would land a major-label record deal and write a WB sitcom theme. We also pointed out that few people actually care about true power pop. Turns out we were wrong and right. The Rioteers are still unknown. The Rioteers,...

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Wednesday, June 15, 2005

Head cheese

Posted By on Wed, Jun 15, 2005 at 12:00 AM

A few of our chick pals — well, some dude buds too — say they like 'em big, dumb and willing. The same might be said of Supagroup. This hard-traveled Cajun quartet, led by bros Benji and Chris Lee, have, for the last decade, eaten, drunk, slept and fucked rock...

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Wednesday, June 8, 2005

Head Cheese

Posted By on Wed, Jun 8, 2005 at 12:00 AM

The Get Up Kids’ keyboardist James DeWees has had a quite a musical career. He spent his youth slaving over classical piano, and was once a drummer in scrotum-squishing metalcore pioneers Coalesce. Now, with Get Up’s singer Matt Pryor bailing after a decade of the Kids’ beaming punk-pop, DeWees will...

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Wednesday, June 1, 2005

Head Cheese

Posted By on Wed, Jun 1, 2005 at 12:00 AM

Even within the ’80s underground that birthed them, Camper Van Beethoven was a pop curio. Whether penning a polka-punk tune like "Take the Skinheads Bowling," titling its second album II & III, or rerecording Fleetwood Mac’s entire Tusk album, CVB always brought a no-holds-barred adventurousness to its glorious wank. Singer-guitarist...

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