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Monday, October 30, 2006

Party Pit - manning up with The Hold Steady

Posted By on Mon, Oct 30, 2006 at 4:48 PM

The Hold Steady 10/27/06 Magic Stick There was a film crew walking around in the Magic Stick, just two scruffy kids with a camera and a boom mic, asking the locals for their thoughts on the The Hold Steady for what will certainly be a Boys and Girls in...

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A punk rocker; also a Cadillac buyer.

Posted By on Mon, Oct 30, 2006 at 10:12 AM

In 2002, when Cadillac lifted Led Zeppelin's "Rock and Roll" for use in its "Break Through" ad campaign, there was a brief uproar over the co-opting of classic rock to sell cars. Or whatever. It was really the last time there was any argument over music licensing in ads -...

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Friday, October 27, 2006

Making the Scene.

Posted By on Fri, Oct 27, 2006 at 10:52 AM

MOCAD Gala Opening Afterparty 10/26/06 Maybe it isn’t finished yet, but MOCAD’s Woodward Avenue facade still isn’t distinctive enough. I nearly drove right by the museum last night, and I’m one of the people who knows where it is. Luckily the battalion of red-coated valets deployed outside the facility’s...

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Wednesday, October 25, 2006

The 'Terrible' is silent.

Posted By on Wed, Oct 25, 2006 at 6:30 PM

INDIE MUSIC SHOWCASE ft. The Terrible Twos 10/26/06 7 p.m. Record Time 262 W. Nine Mile Ferndale 248-336-TIME Terrible Twos make a manic, just-slightly-contained racket, a similar sort of thing to what we’ve been hearing from other local cats like the Frustrations or even Lee Marvin Computer Arm. (Though...

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Snoozing with Ellis.

Posted By on Wed, Oct 25, 2006 at 5:52 PM

It's another dispatch from Charles L. Latimer, Metro Times' jazz scribe.--Johnny Loftus Ellis Marsalis 10/20/06 Orchestra Hall at the Max M. Fisher Music Center Ellis Marsalis kicked off the 2006-20007 LaSalle Bank Paradise Jazz Series with a performance last Friday night at Orchestra Hall. Verdict: It was snooze. I didn’t...

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Hear a song blow again and again

Posted By on Wed, Oct 25, 2006 at 3:00 PM

Today is Sirius Radio’s Internet free day. Just like the cable companies used to do in the early 1990s, you can listen to the system’s programming under a trial system, then decide whether or not you want to subscribe in the future. Naturally it’s Howard Stern’s visage that’s leading Sirius’...

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Tool this, kids

Posted By on Wed, Oct 25, 2006 at 12:00 AM

Isis has been leading the charge of the so-called "hipster metal" movement for a while now, along with groups like SunnO))) and Mastodon. But if there's a mainstream metal band that fits with Isis' sound, Tool is it. Both groups employ sprawling, spacey atmospheres; both drop into straightforward, trad-metal pummeling...

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Here

Posted By on Wed, Oct 25, 2006 at 12:00 AM

Like the late, great J Dilla, Dutch beatmaker Nicolay is a big fan of neo-soul R&B as it relates to hip hop. But unlike Dilla, Nicolay isn't so much an experimentalist as he is a classicist, favoring languid, rounded beats and melodic sing-along choruses. The result is an album of...

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Braggtown

Posted By on Wed, Oct 25, 2006 at 12:00 AM

Of the Marsalis siblings, Branford has always been the most musically adventurous. This recklessness can be favorable, like on his collaborations with Sting, or 1992's blues-tinged I Heard You Twice the First Time. But there have been flops too. Buckshot La Fonque, his wacky hip-hop and jazz hybrid, was dreadful....

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Post-War

Posted By on Wed, Oct 25, 2006 at 12:00 AM

On the second track of M. Ward’s Post-War, the songwriter — backed by an orchestra of drums, pianos and girl backup singers, and a whole goddamn nu-folk thundercloud — pledges, "I’ll be true to you, oh, yeah. You know I will." In context of the tune it’s a lover’s promise,...

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