Wednesday, July 30, 2003

Marquees and Magic Bags

Posted By on Wed, Jul 30, 2003 at 12:00 AM

If you’ve ever spent a hot summer night in the throes of loud music and a crowded Magic Bag, you already know just how popular this place can be. And with a shining marquee that over the years has proudly sported the names of world-famous artists and doe-eyed hopefuls,...

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Raw and Rare

Posted By on Wed, Jul 30, 2003 at 12:00 AM

Live records, by definition and track record, haven’t been the best way to meet a band. But over the years they’ve provided career-defining moments for many a rock ‘n’ roll outfit — Cheap Trick’s Live at Budokan and KISS Alive both spring to mind. Raw and Rare might be...

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Teeth For Pearls

Posted By on Wed, Jul 30, 2003 at 12:00 AM

So if Jack were Meg and Meg were Jack, and, as long as we’re at it, if six turned out to be nine, you just might have L.A.-by-way-of-Frisco band the Dagons. That’s honeysuckle-throated Karie Jacobson (early Siouxsie meets the Cardigan’s Nina Persson) on vocals and guitar and Mo Tucker...

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Microminiature Love

Posted By on Wed, Jul 30, 2003 at 12:00 AM

By way of bringing you up to speed, this is a long-lost garage-psych artifact hailing from the war- and dope-challenged year of 1968. Michael Yonkers, a Minneapolis guitar whiz and gear geek, had landed his band a contract with Sire records, but when the deal went south the tapes...

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Champion of the Arena 1976-1977

Posted By on Wed, Jul 30, 2003 at 12:00 AM

As reggae historian and archivist Steve Barrow’s Blood & Fire label as been proving for the last six years or so, reggae’s heyday was concurrent with America’s lapse into disco and overblown AOR rock. On this latest Blood & Fire comp, attention turns to former Skatalites keyboardist Jackie Mittoo,...

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Wednesday, July 23, 2003

All Your Summer Songs

Posted By on Wed, Jul 23, 2003 at 12:00 AM

Sixteen months ago I spent two or three hours recording in Fred Thomas’ Ann Arbor bedroom. During the afternoon I played a handful of Motown-sounding vibraphone riffs into his four-track and that was that. I was paid for the session with a slice of pizza. Considering the overwhelming stats...

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The Rites

Posted By on Wed, Jul 23, 2003 at 12:00 AM

Dear Mysterious Members of the MacArthur Genius Grant Selection Committee; Given your thing for secrecy, I figured this was as good a way as any to get in touch. If this is a faux pas, please don’t hold it against my man, Lawrence “Butch” Morris, on whose behalf I...

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Tommy Boy Classic Cuts

Posted By on Wed, Jul 23, 2003 at 12:00 AM

Seminal hip-hop label Tommy Boy has earned the right to cash in on its back catalog. As one of the more adventurous rap labels of the ’80s and early ’90s, the Tom Silverman-led imprint counted techno classics from the likes of 808 State among its early releases as well...

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A Lot To Forget

Posted By on Wed, Jul 23, 2003 at 12:00 AM

Some might call Atlanta’s Subsonics long-suffering. But while it’s true the trio has labored in relative obscurity for more than a decade, even going on a five-year recording hiatus (their previous album, Follow Me Down, appeared in 1998 on Get Hip), there’s no denying their pioneer status relative to...

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Wednesday, July 16, 2003

Dancing machine

Posted By on Wed, Jul 16, 2003 at 12:00 AM

Known best for its themed DJ Nights and Mini Cooper-clad exterior, Luna is a club that has seen its fair share of changes. Forever updating its decor, but dedicated to the dancer in you, Luna's events range from goth gloom-and-doom music nights to White Stripes video appreciation night. Whoever you...

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