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Music, Hear This Christopher O'Riley and Matt Haimovitz: Show Preview

Christopher O'Riley and Matt Haimovitz: Show Preview

It's not often that classical pianists have indie-rock followers, but Christopher O'Riley has held the attention of cool kids since releasing a pair of tributes to Radiohead: 2003's True Love Waits and 2005's Hold Me to This. Since then, the…
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Music, Let's Get Killed Let's Get Killed's Top Albums of 2009

Let's Get Killed's Top Albums of 2009

Animal Collective, Merriweather Post Pavilion Merriweather made it onto many favorite lists this year, and for good reason. It's a sonic fireworks show. Small explosions of electronic glee build into giant displays of happy handclaps, ecstatic voices, and upbeat instrumental…
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Calendar, Night&Day Doing It Her Way

Doing It Her Way

A few years ago, we saw Kiki and Herb at Herbst Theater on New Year's Eve in the company of about 900 gay men and a few scattered women (I won't be so crude as to call them fag hags).…
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Music, Let's Get Killed Forgiving the past through Elliott Smith

Forgiving the past through Elliott Smith

It's an awkward feeling, forgetting where a song ends and the end of a love you thought would last forever begins. And yet Elliott Smith 's new posthumous disc, New Moon, doesn't just assemble stunning tracks from the prime years…
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Film, Future Imperfect

Future Imperfect

The animated feature has become the most tiresome dish available in the googolplex buffet line — more so than even the mopey art-house offering in which bad things happen to good people while string sections and Elliott Smith sound-alikes douse…
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Music, Reviewed Various Artists

Various Artists

Kill Rock Stars is owned by Slim Moon, a man who has better taste in music than you do. His ears are irrefutably sharp: The KRS roster is a dense handbook on indie-underground innovators and breakthrough wonders ranging from Sleater-Kinney…
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Music, Reviewed Pajo

Pajo

Fresh from making a few thousand indie rock die-hards collectively wet their pants by embarking on a reunion tour with his former band, Slint, the prolific David Pajo releases yet another solo project, though the first bearing his actual name.…
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Music, Reviewed Someone Still Loves You Boris Yeltsin

Someone Still Loves You Boris Yeltsin

Dear Unknown Band From Middle-of-Nowhere Missouri, How do I love thee? Let me count the ways. Firstly, your name, which tickles me in ways I don't fully understand. Secondly, your singer's voice, like a friendly, joy-buzzed handshake from the Mendoza…
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Music, Reviewed Explosions in the Sky, et al.

Explosions in the Sky, et al.

The decision to use a popular-music soundtrack instead of traditional orchestral arrangements for your feature film can sometimes be disastrous (we're looking at you, Phil Collins). Occasionally, however, it works wonders: See Simon & Garfunkel's contributions to The Graduate or…
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Music, OK Then Elliott Smith R.I.P.

Elliott Smith R.I.P.

One of the stranger moments in Oscar history -- especially for indie rockers who might have caught the telecast back in 1998 -- was seeing the woebegone singer/songwriter Elliott Smith alone on a giant stage, dressed in a gleaming white…
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Music, Reviewed Jeff Hanson

Jeff Hanson

Listen blind to a few tracks from the gorgeous Son, and some questions spring to mind. Like, "Did Elliott Smith release a new album?" And, "Hey, when did he go back to Kill Rock Stars?" And, "Wow, who's the lady…
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Music, Reviewed Various Artists

Various Artists

The record industry is not known for its charity work. Major labels have built their fortunes by screwing artists out of royalties, overcharging listeners for CDs, and suing latter-day Robin Hoods like Napster right out of the marketplace. With the…
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Music, Record Elliott Smith

Elliott Smith

After 1998's full-blown XO, Elliott Smith has pulled back a couple of notches for Figure 8. In the tradition of the DIY record maker -- albeit with a bigger budget -- the majority of the album's 16 songs are spare,…
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Sad

Elliott Smith XO (DreamWorks) A few months ago now, Elliott Smith played an extremely sold-out show at Bottom of the Hill. He'd performed at the club before, both on his own and with his former band Heatmiser. He'd also opened…
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Anti-depressants

Heatmiser, Brendan Benson Bottom of the Hill Sunday, Dec. 1 When I saw Elliott Smith perform alone a year ago he seemed only a safety cap away from accidentally overdosing on antidepressants. Melancholy and irritated with a noisy crowd at…
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