Wednesday, December 29, 1999

Coffee and books

Posted By on Wed, Dec 29, 1999 at 12:00 AM

Of all the coffeehouses in Ann Arbor, this one may be the most dominated by a student clientele, primely located on South University Avenue acroos from the University of Michigan's Diag. This bright cafe is a favorite space for serious scholars to hide from distractions, its outdoor tables are popular places to socialize and there are occasional musical performances in the basement lounge to spice up the South U. strip.

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Fantastic tavern

Posted By on Wed, Dec 29, 1999 at 12:00 AM

Old Town has been a tavern since 1867. The brick walls covered in old photos and playbills, the wood floor and tin ceiling radiate its history. The menu is reliable and there's always a Bell's beer on tap. Grab one of the two window tables and people-watch or, if you're part of a big group, pull the tables together in back, under the giant painting of the naked lady.

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Pseudo-booty

Posted By on Wed, Dec 29, 1999 at 12:00 AM

A sports bar and pseudo-booty headquarters, the River Rock caters to an older 20-something crowd, with Lions sightings and people leaving their coats on (!) while they're inside. Now how are you supposed to hit things from the back like that?

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Booty callin'

Posted By on Wed, Dec 29, 1999 at 12:00 AM

If their phone number ain't functioning it's because Club 2000, formerly of Warehouse-fame, is strictly off-the-hook. Featuring a clean but sweaty atmosphere, Club 2000 feels more like a large riverfront loft than a bar, which keeps the emphasis on the booty and hip-hop dancing.

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Wednesday, December 22, 1999

Nobody's Stooges

Posted By on Wed, Dec 22, 1999 at 12:00 AM

For some bands, following in the footsteps of such luminaries as the MC5, the Stooges, the Damned and the Sex Pistols may seem like a good idea, but trying to live up to them is damn near impossible. Luckily, Amen understands this. Instead of aping its influences, Amen has...

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Veteran Virtuosity

Posted By on Wed, Dec 22, 1999 at 12:00 AM

In many ways, NRBQ is something of an institution. While the "Q" has changed from Quintet to Quartet and the (R)hythm and (B)lues aren't exactly (N)ew after 30 years of playing bars, clubs and festivals, nobody plays good-time rock 'n' roll like NRBQ, — nobody. Led by the zany-yet-inscrutable keyboard...

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Sublime Dolor

Posted By on Wed, Dec 22, 1999 at 12:00 AM

The setting of Mary's suffering at the foot of the cross, "Stabat Mater," was written anonymously during the Middle Ages, and composers from Palestrina to Poulenc have been inspired to write moving choral works based on the ancient text. Inexplicably, Antonin Dvorák's "Stabat Mater," a sprawling, reflective, often beautiful composition,...

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Straight-Up Down-Home

Posted By on Wed, Dec 22, 1999 at 12:00 AM

Like a fair number of smaller record labels dedicated to the preservation of the blues, Earwig was founded by a blues lover who heeded and followed a "calling" to support the music as a lifetime occupation and obsession. Michael Robert Frank, President and CEO of Earwig, has released this fine...

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Scottish Trip-Pop

Posted By on Wed, Dec 22, 1999 at 12:00 AM

Have you ever taken something apart and then tried to put it back together, but not with the intention of restoring it to its original form? The '90s have been riddled with bands that focus on deconstructing the accepted standards of pop structure, sometimes to the detriment of melody and...

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Kings of rock - V 3.0

Posted By on Wed, Dec 22, 1999 at 12:00 AM

One word that often comes to mind when describing Metallica is "ambitious." Beginning with Kill 'Em All, each Metallica album until And Justice For All (which I'll call the end of Phase I) has been groundbreaking in its own way. Kill 'Em All reinvented hard rock; the follow-up, Ride the...

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