Thursday, September 28, 2006

Our Inaugural Indie Music Showcase

Posted By on Thu, Sep 28, 2006 at 9:11 AM

Four out of four kids agree: Indie Music Showcases rule. Metro Times Indie Music Showcase Starring The Decks Thursday, Sept. 28, 7pm @ Rock-A-Billy's in Utica 8411 Hall Rd., Utica; 586-731-0188 ......... “We’re kind of important/Yeah, people know our names/And we wear giant sunglasses/And we don’t make mistakes ”...

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Wednesday, September 27, 2006

Your Noise Music Toolkit

Posted By on Wed, Sep 27, 2006 at 9:38 AM

*John Olson says hello, his finger hovering over the Mormon-garbling equipment of Aaron Dilloway, 9/21/06 (MT Photo: Doug Coombe). Screaming, screaming, screaming, some guy screaming in a leather jacket - a noise music toolkit “But while the noise scene definitely has its proponents of the extreme, that doesn’t mean...

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The Air Force

Posted By on Wed, Sep 27, 2006 at 12:00 AM

"Buzz Saw," this album's opening song, has a title that befits the entire thing. In what is otherwise a soft and embraceable ballad of piano and voice, a totally left-field burp of synth squelch suddenly cuts across the song, just like a buzz saw would. This happens more often than...

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Keye up!

Posted By on Wed, Sep 27, 2006 at 12:00 AM

Their signing to None-such would seem to raise the Black Keys' two-man blues grit to a higher art. Alongside the perfectionists and square-peg eggheads of jazz, classical, roots, rock and ethnic music, the music Dan Auerbach and Patrick Carney make is suddenly supposed to be more than just something loud...

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Posted By on Wed, Sep 27, 2006 at 12:00 AM

"Gentlemen,good night. Ladies, good morning ..." The announcement that began Justin Timberlake's 2002 solo debut introduced us to a pop star beyond reproach, proving the former candy-ass had the smarts and self-assurance to draw appeal far beyond mall corridors or the daft and dying boy-band demographic. With vintage synths and...

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The Body, the Blood, the Machine

Posted By on Wed, Sep 27, 2006 at 12:00 AM

Do all punks go to heaven? The Thermals' third record is a spiritual crisis set to sonics, a concept album that narrates the most basic fables of Christianity. But the real mystery isn't in the heavens, or the heaviness, it's in singer Hutch Harris's distorted howl: Does he believe in...

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Tuesday, September 26, 2006

Cursive Rise Up! Rise Up! tonight at Majestic

Posted By on Tue, Sep 26, 2006 at 3:55 PM

Ace Metro Times freelancer Nate Cavalieri checks in with this Cursive Q & A , just in time for the indie rock combo's gig at the Majestic. Take it away, Nick: When Cursive decided to take a break just over a year ago, the pause was well deserved. The band...

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Monday, September 25, 2006

Alice Coltrane in Wonderland

Posted By on Mon, Sep 25, 2006 at 4:58 PM

Johnny Loftus writes: Ever the jazz purist curmudgeon, our man Charles Latimer checks in with this review of Alice Coltrane's Sept. 23 performance at Hill Auditorium in Ann Arbor: I should really stop getting excited about jazz shows, because I’m usually disappointed when they finally occur. Alice Coltrane’s performance Saturday...

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Wednesday, September 20, 2006

Red and White with Envy

Posted By on Wed, Sep 20, 2006 at 11:59 AM

After a ten-year run and a staggering stroke of success and luck; it wasn’t the law suits, the Grammys, Hollywood, the bad blood, the mug shots, the hyperbole or the gossip that made it feel officially “over.” It was this that put an end to the Detroit Garage Movement we...

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Wednesday, September 13, 2006

Fables of the Great Lakes Reconstruction Society

Posted By on Wed, Sep 13, 2006 at 4:58 PM

Ace Metro Times photographer, Motor City Rides/Cribs coordinator, and official Ann Arbor correspondent for the Music Blahg Doug Coombe writes to tell us that Great Lakes Myth Society has entered Big Sky studio to commence work on their new album. The new record will also be their first for Quack!,...

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