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Wednesday, July 27, 2005

Panic in Detroit

Posted By on Wed, Jul 27, 2005 at 12:00 AM

According to Panic in Detroit’s press release, the local indie film “explores the violent struggles, bold eroticism and raw emotions of people fighting for respect.” We’ll see; it doesn’t premiere until September. But there are definitely elements of that statement in the film’s sound track. Fully 100 percent homegrown, it...

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The Road Leads Where it’s Led

Posted By on Wed, Jul 27, 2005 at 12:00 AM

Secret Machines, a three-piece neo-psychedelic pop band from Texas, ought to be warned. Record label hype for their new EP, The Road Leads Where It’s Led, suggests that the SM’s relocation to NYC might be the beginning of one of those “great rock ’n’ roll stories” — like the Beatles...

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Buried Alive in the Blues

Posted By on Wed, Jul 27, 2005 at 12:00 AM

There’s no question that the first wave of white Chicago musicians to take up the blues from the music’s black innovators advanced the form. These musicians (including the departed Mike Bloomfield and Paul Butterfield) helped connect legends like Muddy Waters and Howlin’ Wolf to the white rock of Janis Joplin,...

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Wednesday, July 20, 2005

Jim White Presents Music from Searching for the Wrong-Eyed Jesus

Posted By on Wed, Jul 20, 2005 at 12:00 AM

Searching for the Wrong-Eyed Jesus follows songwriter Jim White on a journey through the heart and soul of the American South. White and his insights putter through the truck stops, tiny towns, jailhouses and juke joints in a 1970 Chevy with a giant Christ jutting from the trunk. Along the...

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Boyz N Da Hood

Posted By on Wed, Jul 20, 2005 at 12:00 AM

If every member of Boyz N Da Hood could write as reflectively as group member Big Gee, this debut might survive its hype. Instead, it’s a collection of trunk-rattling beats featuring a cast of boastful Southern rap heavyweights. On “Happy Jamz,” Gee raps, “My sister had cancer on the clit...

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Wednesday, July 6, 2005

¡Americano!

Posted By on Wed, Jul 6, 2005 at 12:00 AM

In the lazy parlance of 21st century rock snobbery, “Americana” means “literate rock with a folk-country waft.” Not only is that definition unfair, it’s un-American, because it excludes the ground-level, grab-what-you-can rock band from the equation, a cornerstone of country music since Ritchie Valens recorded “Come On Let’s Go” in...

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Domestic bliss in a bottle

Posted By on Wed, Jul 6, 2005 at 12:00 AM

Brooklyn-by-way-of-Buffalo singer-guitarist Leah Archibald splits her time between housewife-mom and rocker chick, and on her second Wide Right album the domestic vicissitudes of the former frequently provide lyric fodder for the latter. Accordingly, reviewers have been quick to single out tunes such as “Taking The Fifth,” in which a gal’s...

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Eat My Heart Out

Posted By on Wed, Jul 6, 2005 at 12:00 AM

Kevin Blechdom’s 2003 set Bitches Without Britches spattered sex jokes onto banjos and sampling equipment. It was fun ... well, fun in a niche way, like a thrill ride through an abattoir. Now Blechdom’s back with Eat My Heart Out, and the shit’s still bananas. On “Suspended in Love,” “Are...

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The World Is Saved

Posted By on Wed, Jul 6, 2005 at 12:00 AM

The underplayed songs from Stina Nordenstram’s The World Is Saved give the singer-songwriter’s mousy voice a lot more room to show itself than it needs. In fact, except for a few scattered notes, it’s rare to hear her do anything other than sound like someone trying to keep others from...

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Weekly Fecal

Posted By on Wed, Jul 6, 2005 at 12:00 AM

Billy, Billy, Billy. Few rock stars outside of Adam Ant have experienced a worse decade. First, the utter flop of the Pumpkins’ Machina: The Machines of God — which tanked so hard you could hear the band split. Let us not forget your indie bowel-churn combo Zwan. Then came the...

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