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  • South by Southwest

    published December 7, 2005

    Any musician can tell you that a successful collaboration requires a genuine respect for the other partners' talents and a willingness to be... More >>

  • Unwed Sailor

    published November 30, 2005

    Johnathon Ford (ex-Pedro the Lion) and Nic Tse form the core of the instrumental group Unwed Sailor. Their newest album, titled The... More >>

  • David Lee Roth

    published November 23, 2005

    David Lee Roth No tequila-peddlin' Red Rockers sporting douchebag goatees for us, thank you very much. David Lee Roth — a.k.a. "Diamond... More >>

  • Christ, What a Book

    published November 16, 2005

    FRI 11/18 Over the last quarter-century, blood-happy Anne Rice has interviewed vampires, thieved bodies, damned Queens and even... More >>

  • Healthy White Baby

    published November 9, 2005

    Danny Black, guitarist/singer of Healthy White Baby, might not have a knack for naming bands — his prior one was questionably... More >>

  • Meshuggah

    published November 2, 2005

    Unlike many of their countrymen, Sweden's Meshuggah are not Viking metalheads -- unless you consider them highly evolved Vikings who... More >>

  • Séance You, Séance Me

    published October 26, 2005

    Scoff if you like at the Ouiji board; dismiss as you see fit the once-respected career of seer; doubt at your own peril the veracity of the... More >>

  • Devendra Banhart at the Blue Note, 17 North Ninth Street, Columbia.

    published October 26, 2005

    There's a freak inside all of us, and neo-folkie Devendra Banhart knows it. If you need a song to stoke your inner children, inner gods... More >>

  • Sweet Caroline

    published October 19, 2005

    The Bad Touch "Guilty pleasures" are a myth, a construct created by insecure people who think that an... More >>

  • The Dirty Three

    published October 19, 2005

    Shorter songs, an expanded quiver of instruments -- including organ, mandolin, bass and even bagpipes -- and the appearance of vocals on two... More >>

  • The Planet The

    published October 19, 2005

    The what what? Huh? Much like their befuddling name, The Planet The's music will make you do a double take. Check out the Portland, Oregon,... More >>

  • It Was Twenty Years Ago Today

    published October 5, 2005

    THUR 10/6 It is an oft-cited piece of trivia that screenwriter Bob Gale was partially inspired to write Back to the Future after... More >>

  • Bob Mould

    published September 21, 2005

    In some circles, Bob Mould is a guitar god. His legendary 1980s punk power trio, Hüsker Dü, wrote corroded pop songs and recorded... More >>

  • CocoRosie

    published September 14, 2005

    From the childlike front-cover drawing of a unicorn humping a horse (that's in turn humping a zebra that's barfing all over the place), and the... More >>

  • Soilent Green

    published August 24, 2005

    Soilent Green are New Orleans's finest metal sons. The quintet has been laying down a barrage of Bayou blast-beats and Southern-fried... More >>

  • The Narrator

    published August 17, 2005

    Chicago's The Narrator has built a reputation for itself by attacking audiences with wide-eyed exuberance and reckless abandon; supposedly... More >>

  • Beemer Me Up

    published August 10, 2005

    In the interest of full disclosure, Ms. Day doesn't drive a minivan (it seems that some were misled by one of her writings the other week). But,... More >>

  • Dungen

    published August 3, 2005

    If you haven't lately been able to satisfy your jones for psychedelic rock -- not to mention folk-pop or free jazz -- then fret no longer. The... More >>

  • Three's Company

    published July 27, 2005

    Alkaline Trio is hardly the first threesome to take the world by storm. But in the midst of a tour for the band's newest disc, Crimson,... More >>

  • Team Sleep

    published July 13, 2005

    Even if you don't like the Deftones, you might consider checking out Chino Moreno's other band, Team Sleep. With it, he and high school... More >>

  • Lungfish

    published July 13, 2005

    For most folks, Lungfish is not an easy listen. Unless you are a card-carrying Cult of the Lungfish member, the group's monotonous and monolithic... More >>

  • Kicking Dharma Bums

    published June 29, 2005

    THUR 6/30 If your idea of a Buddhist monk is a serene, inscrutable bore -- the kind of holy automaton who seems so perfect that her... More >>

  • Enon

    published June 29, 2005

    Sultry trip-hoppers, dirty punk rockers, electronica junkies and indie-rock geeks will all share the dance floor in harmony on Wednesday night.... More >>

  • The Radio Dept.

    published June 29, 2005

    The whole shoegaze/dream-pop phenomenon of the early '90s exhausted itself in just a few short years, despite having a fair amount of variety in... More >>

  • Garden State

    published June 22, 2005

    Oh, to have a garden. A place of respite from daily struggles. A botanical utopia where the silent, conquerable weeds alone reign as your foulest... More >>

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