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Friday, March 30, 2007

Stone Cold, Wrestlemania, and mystery enemies.

Posted By on Fri, Mar 30, 2007 at 1:28 PM

I am transfixed by this photo. What is "Stone Cold" Steve Austin firing his submachine guns at? I think it's terrorism. Or maybe a hot air balloon full of grinning puppies. Or maybe the Arcade Fire. Do you have any suggestions? Put 'em in the comments. Austin will be...

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Wednesday, March 28, 2007

Adult.(s) only.

Posted By on Wed, Mar 28, 2007 at 1:40 PM

The word on the street after Adult.'s Blowout preparty performance boiled down to "Woah," and the new album is no slouch either. Here's a video-style taste from Thrill Jockey. Why Bother? is out now on Thrill. JTL Adult. "Punctuation Power: Thunderbirds are Now! and Adult. on quality, crap, and making...

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Monday, March 26, 2007

is the thump silent?

Posted By on Mon, Mar 26, 2007 at 3:26 PM

Billboard article with details on Icky Thump, the White Stripes' forthcoming record. According to the article, the album "runs the gamut from arena rock to blues to a spoken-word prayer to Saint Andrew." Rollicking Scottish dance structure! JTL...

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A note from Liz on Alternate Take's last hours.

Posted By on Mon, Mar 26, 2007 at 9:50 AM

Below is reprinted from Liz Copeland's "Alternate Take" mailing list. Special programming information for AT's last week is at the bottom.--JTL My dear friends, As many of you know, Alternate Take will end its run on WDET on Friday night/Saturday morning, March 31st. WDET has shifted its programming emphasis to...

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Friday, March 23, 2007

Pumpin’ through my veins

Posted By on Fri, Mar 23, 2007 at 5:10 PM

This week’s night trippers: Tim Hardin Tim Hardin 2 (Lilith reissue) A 1967 (via ’64) masterpiece. Beautiful. You want needle-damaged ache? Or compare this to Dylan at the time. Wait. There’s no comparison. Karen Dalton In My Own Time (Light in the Attic reissue) A 1971 maas -terrr-peeece, chief! You...

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Jason! Eric! Lou!

Posted By on Fri, Mar 23, 2007 at 3:25 PM

There are only two groups I’ve ever been a shameless fanboy about, and Sebadoh is one. If you can guess the other, I’ll buy you a new hat. Last night at Magic Stick was the Detroit stop of the big Sebadoh reunion — Lou Barlow, Jason Lowenstein, and Eric Gaffney,...

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Nice SASS.

Posted By on Fri, Mar 23, 2007 at 11:54 AM

Mike Servito and Nathan Rapport's SASS party has been migrating lately, but they're confident it's finally found a home at Buzz Bar. The venue has this Blahg's vote; remember, Buzz was the big winner in our latest Best-of issue. Just how many jams from the new LCD Soundsystem record...

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Music on the outs at WDET.

Posted By on Fri, Mar 23, 2007 at 10:33 AM

This Freep article lays it all out: with the exception of Ed Love's weeknight jazz program and a few niche programs on Saturday and Sunday, WDET has more or less completely done away with its music programming. And that means Liz Copeland and "Alternate Take," her overnight music program, has...

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Wednesday, March 21, 2007

Final thoughts on SXSW 2008.

Posted By on Wed, Mar 21, 2007 at 10:11 AM

As you can read on the print side of things, I spent most of my time at SXSW checking out the rock that'd made its way south from Detroit City. This was the plan, obviously. But from the moment on Wednesday afternoon when I found myself standing in line for...

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The going gets weird

Is the new album embarrassing or skull crushing? Our in-house Stooges expert makes the call.

Posted By on Wed, Mar 21, 2007 at 12:00 AM

What would happen if Jesus came back and miraculously cured somebody's chronic heartburn? Would people appreciate the beauty of his miracle, or would they hurl abuse at him for not suitably following up the time when he healed that leper? That's sort of the problem with even trying to talk...

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