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Music, Pop Soup

Pop Soup

For those who have not yet imported a copy of Danish duo Junior Senior's 2005 LP Hey Hey My My Yo Yo, there is good news and there is better news. First, the group's sophomore CD was finally released in…
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Music, Let's Get Killed Bittersweet Symphonies:Popscene's decade of Anglophile adoration

Bittersweet Symphonies:Popscene's decade of Anglophile adoration

Consider how much your music taste has changed over the past decade. I know I've been through a half-dozen different genre courtships. But in the mid-'90s I was pretty crushed out on Brit pop, pining for the likes of Suede,…
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Music, Reviewed Nine Inch Nails

Nine Inch Nails

Some people seem to nurse their teenage angst well into adulthood, and as long as there's a paycheck in it, Trent Reznor will be among them, spilling out his soul on tortured rants like "The Line Begins to Blur" and…
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Calendar, Night&Day

This Week's Day-by-Day Picks

Wednesday, March 16, 2005 New York owns Broadway and Los Angeles hosts the film industry, but San Francisco's hardly the epicenter of what's left -- music, dance, or the visual arts. Yet despite our rep as a sleepy cultural backwater,…
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News, Dog Bites The Dog Bites Interview: Richard Lewis

The Dog Bites Interview: Richard Lewis

The phone rings. We sit hunched over with bad posture, running our fingers nervously through our hair, dressed in black from head to toe, Prozac within reach. We know what awaits us. It's the Prince of Pain, Richard Lewis, comedian…
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Music, Of Noise and Nuance

Of Noise and Nuance

These days, Stuart Braithwaite refuses to call Blur "shite." Despite prodding, he just won't do it. "I don't think I could be bothered slightin' people," says the guitarist and de facto frontman for the Glaswegian five-piece Mogwai, speaking from a…
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Music, Reviewed Blur


On "Ambulance," the opening track of Blur's first album in four years, Damon Albarn sings, "I ain't got nothing to be scared of," over low, eerie strings and a hymnal choir. But in the months leading up to Think Tank's…
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The Great Escape

The last time Blur came to town, I inadvertently found myself attending Bimbo's post-gig party. There I stood at the bar, unhappily sandwiched between Blur's Alex James and Graham Coxon, both clearly hammered beyond conversation, even to my less-than-sober eye.…
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