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Calendar, Night&Day Backtalk

Backtalk

Somewhere between the Donnas and the Muffs, the Jon Spencer Blues Explosion and the Trashwomen, Sassy!!! throws down. (Seriously, that lineup is a rumble we'd love to see.) We fell for Sassy!!! when the two-woman band opened — along with…
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Calendar, Night&Day Holy Crap

Holy Crap

Men who abuse guitars. Men who scream like sexy monkeys. Men who are completely fucking nuts. The Jon Spencer Blues Explosion and Thee Oh Sees: What else can you call this show? Two bands dedicated to bad behavior, loud throbbing,…
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Calendar, Night&Day The Guitar Has Been Drinking

The Guitar Has Been Drinking

Devotees of the chicken-swinging Hasil Adkins and chicken-sucking Andre Williams will be right at home greasing up and getting down to the sleazy, swampy sound of Heavy Trash, a two-man collaboration between Speedball Baby's Matt Verta-Ray and the Blues Explosion's…
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Music, Reviewed The Kills

The Kills

The Kills are the latest entry in what might be termed "the new garage rock," differentiated from the old by the lack of 1960s orientation or accouterments; it includes bands like the Yeah Yeah Yeahs, the Strokes, and Jon Spencer…
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News, Letters

Letters

Tiny Tuners At the risk of dignifying Michael Batty's Feb. 19 item in "Riff Raff" ("Gimme Indie Cred") with undeserved attention, and on behalf of everyone at Live 105, I'd like to say that I am astounded at the lack…
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Recordings

ZZ Top Rhythmeen (RCA) Nasty is the word on the streets. Old-style is the buzz. Gone back to the Rio Grande mud, they say. Down and dirty delta blues. It's finally happened. People clad in buckskin rags and bunged-up boots…
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Recordings

Hampton Grease Band Music to Eat (Shotput/Columbia/Legacy) Obscurity is the true lucre of the rock collector. Grubby paper denominations are mere asswipe in comparison. As long as pasty, malodorous pop Gnostics quest for rare titles to brag of owning, certain…
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