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Wednesday, September 25, 2002

Best Bukowskian watering hole

Posted on Wed, Sep 25, 2002 at 12:00 AM

Christened after its elderly owner Steven Francis, Steve’s Place has the appearance of a 1940s Robert Mitchum film projected onto an old screen. It could be the last bar on the last block on the last day at last call. The long-in-the-tooth bar is a Bukowskian reverie, an overlooked...

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My Generation Deluxe Edition

Posted By on Wed, Sep 25, 2002 at 12:00 AM

A recent edition of Mojo roll-called the 100 greatest record producers, and Shel Talmy was one of them, although he’d never get my vote. And I’m not even going to mention his judgment in producing Nancy Boy, the worst record ever made by kids with rock-star daddies. True, Talmy...

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Wednesday, September 18, 2002

Don Luciano's Place

Posted By on Wed, Sep 18, 2002 at 12:00 AM

Just a 20-minute drive from the bridge, Don Luciano’s patio is on the river, a stone’s throw from Bob-Lo Island. No canned music, no umbrella drinks, just serenity and local wines. Don or Luciano (the partners) may emerge and share a tumbler with you. Nothing here feels mass-produced. You can sense the touch of an individual human being — that’s Luciano — in the kitchen. After complimentary bruschetta, try succulent grilled quail, juicy trout, or house-made sausage. Finish with dense, tart orange cheesecake with chocolate sauce. A perfect summer evening out.

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Best brew pub

Posted on Wed, Sep 18, 2002 at 12:00 AM

More than a beer-geek hangout, Arbor Brewing Co. typifies everything you hope to find in a pub: a nice selection of well-prepared food that transcends pub grub, good local music, and, oh yes, beer, most of it brewed on the premises. It varies season to season, but you can...

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Wednesday, September 11, 2002

Lifted or the Story is in the Soil, Keep Your Ear to the Ground

Posted By on Wed, Sep 11, 2002 at 12:00 AM

To the chagrin of most everyone old enough to realize that their high-school diaries weren't full of really deep thoughts, bozo journos have recently pegged Bright Eyes' singer/songwriter Conor Oberst as the successor to Bob Dylan's throne. One listen to the Nebraskan rock-folkie's teen-angst emo anthems and the sprawling, pretentious...

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Got What We Want

Posted By on Wed, Sep 11, 2002 at 12:00 AM

Not content to simply sit back and rack up a mountain of press kudos for its explosive live show and a razor-sharp 2000 debut Are You Green?, the Sights now deliver the kind of knockout punch that leaves the listener staggered, raving and drooling. It’s like a virtual history...

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21 Singles

Posted By on Wed, Sep 11, 2002 at 12:00 AM

In spite of all its arrogant Velvet Underground posturing, corny little drum machines, and foo-foo coifs, the Jesus & Mary Chain flat-out fucking rocked. Marrying VU noise-damage and depressing drug poetry to ersatz Brian Wilson melodies is just about the most ingenious formula I can imagine for any rock...

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Who’s Next 2.002

Posted By on Wed, Sep 11, 2002 at 12:00 AM

Cover songs: “Guilty pleasure” cop-out or not, you know you love ’em, or my name ain’t Louie Louie. Tribute albums: A mixed, and usually horrid, bag; anyone who’s ever thought about assembling yet another Hendrix, Beatles, Zeppelin, Kiss or Pink Floyd trib, see below. Full-on remakes: Unless you’re Phish...

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Wednesday, September 4, 2002

The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders from Mars: 30th Anniversary Edition

Posted By on Wed, Sep 4, 2002 at 12:00 AM

In the 30 years since that mellow-thighed chick put Ziggy Stardust’s spine out of place in “Suffragette City,” David Bowie has more than earned his reputation as rock’s most eclectic and unpredictable superstar. Abandoning the mod affectations of his early years for the psychedelic folk-rock of his eponymous 1969...

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Blacklisted

Posted By on Wed, Sep 4, 2002 at 12:00 AM

Neko Case scares me. Always has. And never more so than she does here on Blacklisted, her third solo full-length. I don’t mean scary in the dumbass cheap horror-show way that tries to pass for scary in the current rock world. Rather, Case lets real life do the frightening,...

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