Wednesday, August 27, 2003

Urban alehouse

Posted By on Wed, Aug 27, 2003 at 12:00 AM

Atwater is back, both the name and the concept of a great brewery with great food. Expect the original Atwater beers with "very, very good pub food." That will mean regional and seasonal specials and such German specialties as wiener schnitzel.

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Wednesday, August 20, 2003

The young and the cultured

Posted By on Wed, Aug 20, 2003 at 12:00 AM

Marketing a product toward teenagers can be a financial gold mine. That's why the Roseville Theatre, at the corner of Gratiot and Utica in Roseville, pulls out all the stops. Functioning as a coffee shop, indie movie theater, ice cream parlor, local music venue and techno dance club, the theatre...

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Music From the Motion Picture Masked and Anonymous

Posted By on Wed, Aug 20, 2003 at 12:00 AM

Every decade or so Bob Dylan agrees to act in a rambling shambles of a movie that rivals Elvis' Harum Scarum for monumentally wasting star magnitude. It's hard to believe the same savvy, sarcastic manipulator of the press and public we first saw in the 1967 documentary Don't Look...

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Be More Flamboyant

Posted By on Wed, Aug 20, 2003 at 12:00 AM

Kenne Highland cut his rock 'n' roll teeth with legendary Hoosier punks the Gizmos back in the mid '70s, going on to play in D.C.-area cult heroes the Afrika Korps and eventually heading to Boston and becoming a mainstay of that burg's garage/punk scene in the '80s. Highland sightings...

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quebec

Posted By on Wed, Aug 20, 2003 at 12:00 AM

It should come as no surprise to longtime Ween disciples that quebec, the band's ninth studio effort, is an eclectic mix of wildly divergent musical genres, all rendered with expert craftsmanship, fluidity and more than a touch of the absurd. Having proven themselves equally adept as whiskey-soaked country crooners...

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Wednesday, August 13, 2003

Craveman

Posted By on Wed, Aug 13, 2003 at 12:00 AM

Hey, dude. I wanted to tell you how much I really used to dig on your music. I too grew up in Detroit and fancied myself the proverbial Motor City Madkid. Your ’70s solo records, crammed with all those droning, teenage wasteland turn-’em-up-and-go-for-it rips, simply sent me. I mean...

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Decoration Day

Posted By on Wed, Aug 13, 2003 at 12:00 AM

If Springsteen had been born in Denton, Texas, instead of Asbury Park and weaned on Lynyrd Skynyrd and the Texas twang of the Flatlanders, he’d write songs a lot like those of the Drive By Truckers. Like the Boss, the Austin quintet excels at portraits of those clinging to...

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Lowlights

Posted By on Wed, Aug 13, 2003 at 12:00 AM

You’ve heard all the comparisons before, from old-timers (Gram Parsons, Lee Hazelwood) to contemporary icons (Giant Sand, Wilco), applied ad nauseam to many so-called young bucks. This upstart, however, deserves the praise. Lowlights is California’s Dameon Lee, a gifted multi-instrumentalist swapping his hardcore punk past for a woozecore pop...

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Lounge lizards

Posted By on Wed, Aug 13, 2003 at 12:00 AM

Just what exactly is the good life? David Johnson and Dan Stollman think they’ve found it in their new downtown spot, Good Life Lounge. Already three weeks old, the multi-purpose space has been under construction for more than 18 months, with a VIP room almost complete, and plans to...

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Wednesday, August 6, 2003

Hair-band bar

Posted By on Wed, Aug 6, 2003 at 12:00 AM

From movie theater to disco, then biker bar to heavy metal venue — Harpo's has pretty much seen it all. One of the few big local venues that has kept its doors open without the help of mammoth promoters Clear Channel, the folks over at Harpo's have much of...

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