Wednesday, May 31, 2006

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Whirlwind Heat has returned with a new album, Types of Wood, and a slightly tweaked sound. Now, instead of temper tantrums, the boys from Grand Rapids prefer the sly art of suggestion, cut with fuzz and ADD drumming. We thought the Heat might never grow up, but maybe it's...

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Wednesday, May 24, 2006

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Mary Timony helped define the thorny detachment of '90s indie rock with her band Helium, and as a solo artist she has continued to explore skewed love stories and treble-kick guitar lines. Here are her monomanias, from a Sunshine State of mind: 5. Blowfly in Ft. Lauderdale: In the 1970s,...

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Wednesday, May 17, 2006

Head Cheese

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To celebrate Magic Bag's 10th Anniversary, owner Jeremy Haberman offered us a few of his most "cherished" moments: 5. Nov. 27, 2000: A fan snapped a shot of Warren Zevon, which sent him into a set-ending tirade. Another reached onto the stage to grab a set list and Warren kindly...

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Wednesday, May 10, 2006

Head cheese

Posted By on Wed, May 10, 2006 at 12:00 AM

Named for its proud Downriver hometown, South Gate manages to make the moniker their own. Part of a thriving local metal underground, the quartet aligns itself nationally with the "New Wave of American Metal." But South Gate also has its own, refreshingly no-bullshit pummel, a sound designed not to empathize...

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Wednesday, May 3, 2006

Head Cheese

Posted By on Wed, May 3, 2006 at 12:00 AM

Annie Palmer writes calico love songs. On Wake Up Son, her debut EP, she explores her subjects head-on, plain and tall, embroidering modern melodies onto the rootsy sensibility that comes with her Tennessee upbringing. It's a sound much closer to Laura Cantrell's neo-traditionalism than any sort of folk typecasting....

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