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Music, Reviewed Tiny Vipers

Tiny Vipers

Tiny Vipers is the nom de indie-folk of Seattle songstress Jesy Fortino, and the seven austere numbers on her debut full-length live up to the moniker. Fashioned mostly from her vocals and her rudimentary, minor-chord acoustic strumming, the tracks seem…
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Music, Hear This Seattle art rock climax

Seattle art rock climax

Two of the Bay Area's more notable experimental rock upstarts are celebrating new releases this Friday. KIT is a quartet that wields guitars and sing-song female vocals to create spastic pop that's surprisingly catchy, as evidenced by the band's debut…
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Music, Department of What The Fuck? Music videos: First they were all the rage, then they were all but dead. Thanks mainly to Apple, they're back.

Music videos: First they were all the rage, then they were all but dead. Thanks mainly to Apple, they're back.

Video killed the radio star in 1981. By the end of the '90s, though, 120 Minutes was dead; MTV had discovered, via The Real World, that reality doesn't bite so much as addict viewers; and the music video had become…
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Calendar, See/Be Seen Right on Q

Right on Q

SAT 6/4 There are myriad ways to celebrate Pride Month, and, amazingly, not all of them involve nude boys, butt cheeks, and leather. If you're looking for an induction into this month's slightly more highbrow festivities -- or a supplement…
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Music, See More Hersh

See More Hersh

"Hiiiiiiiiii!" Kristin Hersh gushes. "Aww, you have cold cheeks ...." No, it's not my cheeks she's worried about -- 2-year-old Bodhi (the youngest of her four sons) has just wandered in from the beach, and he's pressing up against his…
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Music, Reviewed Throwing Muses|Kristin Hersh

Throwing Muses|Kristin Hersh

Throwing Muses' first effort in six years is propelled by urgency. Recorded quick and dirty over three weekends, this reunion of sorts marks the return of the power trio first heard on 1992's Red Heaven (co-founder Kristin Hersh, original member…
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Calendar, Night&Day Hook in Her Head

Hook in Her Head

Not one to mince words, Kristin Hersh lets life speak for itself -- brutally and honestly. She describes her songwriting process as a beast of which she's hardly the master, a force that comes -- sometimes unwillingly -- to wring…
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Hear This

Sue Garner Like Mazzy Star's first album, or Kristin Hersh's Hips and Makers, Sue Garner's To Run More Smoothly is a personal record, a set of songs so affecting and intimate that they demand an audience of one. Late-night loneliness,…
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My Brilliant Career

Kristin Hersh Strange Angels (Rykodisc) Kristin Hersh isn't clever. She doesn't play with cerebral wit or wily rhyme. Hersh sings from the gut; brilliant fragments of phrase and thought. Multicolored shards of songs explode from her chest, swirl about her.…
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Revolting Cocks

Home is a jail, and Mommy is a monster: Themes like these popped up in many books, films, and records in the 1940s and '50s. Philip Wylie's influential book Generation of Vipers rails against maternal influences in American culture; in…
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Down and dirty

"Dirty" is the perfect rock-and-roll adjective, loaded with nasty connotations. Dirt in its many senses pops up throughout Helium's debut LP, The Dirt of Luck (Matador). "These new songs are all about hoping for a beautiful self or place to…
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