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Wednesday, January 29, 2003

Bleu Room Experience

Posted By on Wed, Jan 29, 2003 at 12:00 AM

Nestled prettily on Woodward Avenue in a neighborhood that burgeons with resurgence, come-hither shades of periwinkle illuminate downtown Detroit's night sky. Like a blue beacon of dance music, Club Bleu emanates more than just a touch of color. Inside, Bleu's contemporary chic decor features an imported Brazilian Purple Heart wood...

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Wednesday, January 22, 2003

Dual Mono

Posted By on Wed, Jan 22, 2003 at 12:00 AM

Greenhornes Dual Mono Telstar The Hentchmen Three Times Infinity Norton Cincy band the Greenhornes are currently being hotly tipped as one of 2003’s rockisback! combos to watch for. Indeed, their third album offers enough fuzztone-induced psychotic reactions, swivel-hipped love-in moves and snot-nosed teenage rama-lama to float a tanker’s worth...

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The Hours (music from the motion picture)

Posted By on Wed, Jan 22, 2003 at 12:00 AM

Philip Glass The Hours (music from the motion picture) Nonesuch Arvo Pärt Orient & Occident ECM New Series New Music, it seems, faces one of the same problems that other explorative genres do — how to expand the audience without putting a serious crimp in a musician’s ability to...

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Panacea

Posted on Wed, Jan 22, 2003 at 12:00 AM

During the past few years, Detroit has seen a lot of new clubs open. Many have succeeded financially while others have failed. There have been, however, few cases where good taste and bigger budgets have coexisted. If patrons want dominatrix midgets and fireworks, we’ve got it. If you want to...

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Wednesday, January 1, 2003

Our Little Corner of the World: Music from the Gilmore Girls

Posted By on Wed, Jan 1, 2003 at 12:00 AM

Musically speaking, TV and film “soundtrackese” is a language unto its own. Neither straight mix tape nor score, if a production deigns to show its musical language to the consumer at large, the compilation has to be both a mirror of the show (in this case) and a self-contained...

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Slow Death

Posted By on Wed, Jan 1, 2003 at 12:00 AM

The Flamin’ Groovies helped write the power-pop book in ’76 with the release of their master classic Shake Some Action. Before the timeless title track and tunes like “You Tore Me Down,” “I Can’t Hide” and “Yes It’s True” jangled their way into the history books, however, the band...

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Guilty As Sin

Posted By on Wed, Jan 1, 2003 at 12:00 AM

With Dead Boys-meets-Kiss hooks galore and all the raunchy nihilism and sleazy tough-guy rock action that any snot-nosed punk could ever ask for, Electric Frankenstein was obviously this generation’s Misfits. But for some reason Electric Frankenstein kingpin Sal Canzonieri decided to take a misguided Starbucks/Wal-Mart saturation-marketing approach to rock...

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