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Music, Hear This Matthew Dear: Show Preview

Matthew Dear: Show Preview

An original on the Ann Arbor techno scene, producer/DJ Matthew Dear spent much of the last decade releasing various flavors of house and synth-pop under a variety of aliases. In recent years, however, Dear, now based in New York, has…
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Calendar, Night&Day Beyond the Wrapped Wiener

Beyond the Wrapped Wiener

One of the few bright spots of last summer’s widely attended and critically panned Great American Food and Music Fest in Mountain View was the appearance of Zingerman’s Deli of Ann Arbor, Mich. Zingerman's was one of few vendors to…
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Calendar, Night&Day Making History

Making History

Anne Lamott reports that Flannery O’Connor is the genius who said, “Anyone who survived childhood has enough material to write for the rest of his or her life.” Maybe you’ve been wondering who said that; now you know. Maybe you’ve…
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Music, BeatBox Dearly Beloved

Dearly Beloved

From the microtonal bleeding edge of cyberspace to Berlin's cavernous post-industrial clubs, the corkscrew productions of Matthew Dear (aka False, Jabberjaw, and Audion) have been in the headlights for years. Dear's digitally modulated singles explore microhouse and minimal's hypnotic resonance.…
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Dining, SFoodie Craigslist Love: Best. Pizza. Ever.

Craigslist Love: Best. Pizza. Ever.

With the awesome, divisive power of Craigslist already on display in recent days, it's about time for the healing to begin. Healing, that is, in the form of weed and pizza. An Ann Arbor stoner sent a Craigslist message-in-a-bottle…
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Music, Reviewed Jimmy Edgar

Jimmy Edgar

Like a black box recorder, Jimmy Edgar's full-length debut is rather obvious on its glossy surface but contains meticulous intentions etched beneath that veneer. With their smudged melodies and static murmurs, most of the songs on Color Strip come across…
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Music, Rise of the Machines

Rise of the Machines

Tadd Mullinix can make a fella feel old. The 24-year-old Ann Arbor-based electronic musician -- who records a startlingly varied array of styles under a number of aliases -- first gained attention in 2001 with his debut release as Dabrye,…
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Calendar, Night&Day Finder's Keepers

Finder's Keepers

Trashiness is in the eye of the beholder, but there's a general consensus that Davy Rothbart's Found magazine is as trashy as it gets. Rothbart's pet project isn't a supermarket tabloid that traffics in celebrity gossip; rather, his publication is…
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News, South to the Future

South to the Future

April 19, 2000 LOS ANGELES -- It's no longer a question of whether but rather when. While many plan to mark Earth Day with dire warnings that our environment is killing us, several industries are positioning themselves to make a…
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Calendar, Night&Day Export AA

Export AA

Michigan can add to its list of essential exports the Ann Arbor Film Festival, the nation's oldest experimental film fest. Started in 1963, this one is known for its quality and brevity, traits at least partly attributable to the fact…
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Reel World

Four in the Afternoon Everybody loves short films, yet "shorts are treated as the bastards of the film world -- there's a total hierarchy," admits S.F. filmmaker Daven Gee. "They're made out of one's own pocket, and we bear the…
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Zoom Lens

Ann Arbor in San Rafael The Ann Arbor Film Festival, the oldest experimental film fest in the country, is committed to film as an art form -- a quaint notion in this summer of Lucas. Its tour, which features 18…
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Pet Sounds

Named for Aeolus, the god of wind, Douglas Hollis' Aeolian Harp towers like an alien creature over the entrance to the Exploratorium. A choir of strings stretches between three curved steel-and-aluminum sculptures, forming a lyre across which the bay breezes…
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