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Wednesday, November 7, 2007

MEMORIALIZING HUBIE

Posted By on Wed, Nov 7, 2007 at 3:54 PM

We sadly noted the passing of bassist Hubie Crawford a few days ago here in the Blahg. The expressions of condolences since then have been overwhelming, his longtime friend and SBH Trio bandmate Bill Meyer told us in an e-mail. Now we’ve received word on how his various friends...

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Extra ordinary

Posted By on Wed, Nov 7, 2007 at 12:00 AM

There was a collective sigh of disappointment among die-hard fans when the upcoming release of this disc was first announced. After all, late last year, Young made it official — the first in his long-awaited, multidisc Archives box-set series, this one covering 1963-'72, would finally be released in 2007. Fans...

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Concept 1

Posted By on Wed, Nov 7, 2007 at 12:00 AM

In 1996, Richie Hawtin, then of Windsor, was among a handful of techno producers attempting to resize the global dance party to fit inside listeners' heads. Wolfgang Voigt was at it in Cologne, while Berliners Mark Ernestus and Mortitz von Oswald were throwing dirt on the music's formulaic 4/4 beat...

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Justus Ex Fide Vivit

Posted By on Wed, Nov 7, 2007 at 12:00 AM

This is black metal stripped down to its skeletal essence — bashin' and thrashin'. But Tangorodrim demonstrates that just because it's pure doesn't mean it's not shit. In fact, the attempts here to be pure give way to boring repetition and horrid, bland ideas. Each track offers a couple of...

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Thursday, November 1, 2007

THE BIGGEST & BESTEST BLOWOUT YET!

Posted By on Thu, Nov 1, 2007 at 6:29 PM

Hey, just in case you missed it at the top of the Home page, this is to inform you that our annual groovy big Motor City Blowout music festival is now officially slated to take place Wednesday through Saturday, March 5th through 8th. For those unfamiliar with the event (what,...

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'A BASSIST LIKE NO OTHER..."

Posted By on Thu, Nov 1, 2007 at 1:23 PM

He was “a bassist like no other I have ever seen or heard in my life,” his longtime friend and musical partner Bill Meyer said in an e-mail that bounced through the Detroit jazz community and beyond Thursday morning. Bassist Hubie Crawford had been found dead at his Westside home...

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