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Wednesday, October 17, 2007

DESTROY ALL MORONS

Posted By on Wed, Oct 17, 2007 at 6:10 PM

Fucking idiots ... I always have to defend my former hometown Chicago from my musician boyfriend and all his friends who insist that, aside from the jazz and experimental stuff, Chicago's scene is super lame. But I can't do it this time, not after reading Deanna Issacs' recent piece in...

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HOW'D YA LIKE IT IN JAIL?"

Posted By on Wed, Oct 17, 2007 at 2:26 PM

Speaking of Paris Hilton (as we were below), if you missed this, you missed one of the best bits of pop culture to hit the media over the last month or so. Sure, it has nothing to do with Detroit ... but it's still worth checking out for the pure...

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FAMOUS LAST WORDS

Posted By on Wed, Oct 17, 2007 at 1:59 PM

Ironically, we just got a press release from Atlantic Records, reporting that Kid Rock's new Rock 'N' Roll Jesus album is debuting at #1. No, the high chart position isn't what's ironic ... but what Bob has to say about it sorta is: "I want to thank Punch Andrews for...

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KID AND PUNCH SPLIT...

Posted By on Wed, Oct 17, 2007 at 1:40 PM

Kid "Hey, I'm a Rebel!" Rock has seen many of his relationships get left by the wayside over the last several months -- a divorce from Pamela Anderson; a fist fight with Tommy Lee; a split from longtime guitarists/co-songwriters Kenny Tudrick (who left to resurrect his own band, Bulldog) and...

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Two Gallants

Posted By on Wed, Oct 17, 2007 at 12:00 AM

This duo either fights for your losses with glory or drowns you in a whiskey-sea of rambling. Of course, it all depends on what life situation you personally bring to their timelessness. Let’s try and give them their own category — we can simply call it Punch & Twang. They...

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Quietly loud

Posted By on Wed, Oct 17, 2007 at 12:00 AM

What immediately pulls you in is the cover, which resembles one of those eerie portraits from the early 1900s, when people were forbidden to smile for photographers. Next, you’re gutted by the stark haunting sound, hinted at on such earlier PJ Harvey tracks as “In the Garden” (from Is This...

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Shine

Posted By on Wed, Oct 17, 2007 at 12:00 AM

You have to fight through a lot of obstacles to realize it, but Joni Mitchell’s first album of new material in nine years is often a lovely and graceful collection. But, oy, those obstacles! The pretentious cover image of ballet dancers in mid-leap wouldn’t be so bad on its own....

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You Follow Me

Posted By on Wed, Oct 17, 2007 at 12:00 AM

There’s a certain promise that comes from duos working within limitations. And it’s even more promising still if it comes from a man and a woman — i.e., Diamanda Galas & John Paul Jones; Jack & Meg; adult.; hell, even the UK’s Prinzorn Dance School’s minimal still-born blues rants have...

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Monday, October 15, 2007

CELEBRATING DETROIT WITH SONNY

Posted By on Mon, Oct 15, 2007 at 7:45 PM

Caught Sonny Rollins the other night playing his third Detroit-area show this century which is a good way to start any century. Rollins so towers above his sidemen that they can seem like mere foils, space-fillers. But if memory serves well, the group — perennials Bob Cranshaw on bass and...

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Friday, October 12, 2007

WTF??

Posted By on Fri, Oct 12, 2007 at 6:37 PM

White Stripes cameras? White Stripes cameras??? Just make sure you don't have one loaded with film near your bed when you're planning to have sex... We kid, we kid! But I also repeat: White Stripes cameras???? (What's next? Kid Rock crucifixes?) "Hey, Meg, do you think Doug Coombe will buy...

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