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Music, All Shook Down R.I.P. Bobby Keys: 5 Songs to Honor a Saxophone Great

R.I.P. Bobby Keys: 5 Songs to Honor a Saxophone Great

As has been reported elsewhere, Bobby Keys, saxophonist for the Rolling Stones and one of the most in-demand session players of the 1970s, died yesterday at the age of 70.  Though best known for his work with the Stones, Keys…
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Calendar, Night&Day Too Late Baby, Now, It's Too Late

Too Late Baby, Now, It's Too Late

Elvis Costello did not coin the phrase “Writing about music is like dancing about architecture,” but he repeated it, adding “It’s a really stupid thing to want to do.” You are mistaken, Costello, even if you are a genius: Dancing…
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Calendar, Night&Day The Man Behind the Scenes

The Man Behind the Scenes

You may have never heard of Harry Nilsson, but he was a big influence on some people you probably do know: John Lennon, Yoko Ono, Terry Gilliam, Robin Williams. The reason you haven’t heard of him is he tended more…
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Calendar, Night&Day Lay with the Animal

Lay with the Animal

There’s not a whiff of Pacific Northwest rain in Mighty Tiger, perhaps because the Seattle band’s members hail from other parts of the country. The five-piece achieves something close to chamber pop on its debut album, Western Theater, released on…
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Calendar, Night&Day Devon Cream

Devon Cream

Recently, singer/songwriter Devon Williams appeared on the cover of the L.A. Record, yawning over his first cup of coffee, parodying the cover of Harry Nilsson's classic album Nilsson Schmilsson. Though the paper routinely photographs its subjects in the setting of…
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Music, Reviewed Kelley Stoltz

Kelley Stoltz

If there was ever a record guaranteed to get a four-star review in MOJO it was Kelley Stoltz's Antique Glow. That 2001 LP showcased the San Francisco resident's love of British music, drawing influence from the strutting post-punk of Echo…
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Culture, Stage

Cabaret Rebel

The cabaret show Beth Wilmurt premiered during last spring's Divafest at the Exit Theater is still -- at a year old -- funny, quirky, and spry. Wilmurt comes in late wearing a backpack and jeans, cusses unbecomingly, and mounts the…
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Calendar, Night&Day

Giant Steps

The most telling part of Matthew Diamond's documentary Dancemaker unspools in pre-dawn darkness, as a groggy Paul Taylor dancer tries to roust himself out of bed. To a voice-over litany of the aches and injuries accrued the night before (and…
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