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Music, Reviewed Death

Death

In the early '70s, three African-American blood brothers from Detroit formed an R&B band. But on witnessing the Stooges live, they abruptly fused their soul sides with punk bombast. They called themselves Death, and were all prepped to sign with…
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Music, Reviewed Davila 666

Davila 666

Davila 666 is Puerto Rico's answer to the Black Lips and my answer to the question: When will a new band seriously brainwash me on its music? Since picking up Davila's debut disc, I've refused to put it back down.…
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Music, All Shook Down

Radio Birdman, Roger Waters, The Horrors -- Plugged In: ASD's Live Music Picks, June 19

The Horrors, 8pm, Popscene. $5 "The Horrors bring a dose of dark glamour to an increasingly anodyne British alternative music scene too heavily indebted either to Oasis and the Libertines, or earnest post-punk. They blend their twin influences of early…
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Music, Hear This Radio Birdman: still tuned into the good shit

Radio Birdman: still tuned into the good shit

"Keeping it real" is overrated — better to keep it really retarded. The cryptic quartet No Doctors infiltrated the Bay Area in 2004 after a four-year stint in the Chicago area (where they befriended another subsequent Oakland transplant, Weasel Walter.)…
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Music, Reviewed Radio Birdman

Radio Birdman

Unfairly consigned to a footnote in punk history, Radio Birdman spent the '70s toiling away in Australian proto-punk obscurity, whipping out authoritative little slabs of venom like the classic "Burn My Eye." The Detroit-born singer Deniz Tek never quite got…
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Music, Reviewed The Hellacopters

The Hellacopters

Jeez-o-pete if Sweden's favorite sons-a-bitches the Hellacopters don't fly outta the gate with a swell Chuck Berry-cum-MC5 rezip ("Before the Fall") — distorted, fast, a little Sha-Na-Na, but a definitive wee-hoo! Surely they're back to the nitro-burning of their mid-'90s…
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