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Wednesday, September 24, 2003

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Posted By on Wed, Sep 24, 2003 at 12:00 AM

Herbert Henck Festeburger Fantasien Kim Kashkashian Hayren — Music of Tigran Mansurian and Komitas György Kurtág Signs, Games and Messages Valentin Silvestrov Metamusik/Postludium ECM New Series This end-of-summer batch of New Music sides is almost too beautiful for words. German pianist-composer Herbert Henck’s twofer includes one of the best...

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No Escape From The Blues: The Electric Lady Sessions

Posted By on Wed, Sep 24, 2003 at 12:00 AM

Producer Vernon Reid got James Blood Ulmer into Jimi Hendrix’s old studios with an electric sitar, banjo, a melodica and some electronic geek-box called a Samchillian Tip Tip Tip Cheeepeeeee. The result is a weirdly compelling recording mixing blues standards and a couple original tunes that’s well worth your...

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Bar tyme

Posted By on Wed, Sep 24, 2003 at 12:00 AM

Just look for the bulbous white edifice that protrudes onto Cass Avenue in the heart of Wayne State University’s campus and you will find Circa 1890. Both a restaurant and bar, this favorite among WSU students and staff has a reputation as a great place for pizza and beer,...

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Youth & Young Manhood

Posted By on Wed, Sep 24, 2003 at 12:00 AM

I hate to name drop but, just like my old pal Martin Luther King Jr., I once had a dream myself. I had a dream that li’l chillun would one day hold hands and listen to a band that sounded like an inspired cross between Pere Ubu and the...

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Wednesday, September 10, 2003

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Posted By on Wed, Sep 10, 2003 at 12:00 AM

Peruse the many positive reviews this Motor City femme foursome has accumulated for its previous two platters and you’ll likely encounter a predominance of terms such as “innocent,” “naive,” “ethereal,” “mesmerizing,” “tenderly woozy,” “sweet intoxicating brew” and “lazy, hazy, day-trippin’ Sunday.” Christ. Has every critic died and gone to...

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61/49

Posted By on Wed, Sep 10, 2003 at 12:00 AM

You always hear how bands record live in the recording studio, right? Well, I figure what’s good for the goose is gander-bound — so I decided to write this review while listening to the album, live in my writing studio, in real time, with no second listens or overtypes....

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Ha-cha-cha

Posted By on Wed, Sep 10, 2003 at 12:00 AM

Nothing says "I heart you" like a bump-and-grind session on a sweaty dance floor. And where better can you rub guilt-free with your partner of choice than at the Parabox Cafe? Open to everyone — the hot-to-trot, the novices and the veteran shakers — this downtown dance club can...

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Wednesday, September 3, 2003

Love And Pain

Posted By on Wed, Sep 3, 2003 at 12:00 AM

Having known more than my fair share of them over the years, I have a vested clinical interest in women who are either certifiably insane or, at the very least, vehemently insistent in their refusal to take their prescribed antidepressant medication. So if you’re like me, you’ll be pleased...

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Sticks and stones

Posted By on Wed, Sep 3, 2003 at 12:00 AM

A lot of people only venture out to the Old Shillelagh once a year on St. Patrick's Day, when the line to enter wraps around the block and then some. It's a terrible shame, because the Old Shillelagh is most charming when it's not brimming to the bursting point...

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Contents Dislodged During Shipment

Posted By on Wed, Sep 3, 2003 at 12:00 AM

If you were a fanzine reader or record collector in the mid-to-late ’70s, you undoubtedly came across Akron’s Tin Huey, a strangely strange outfit of lapsed prog-rock and avant-jazz fans who managed to wriggle their way onto the musical radar, along with fellow Ohioans Devo, Rubber City Rebels, Pere...

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