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Music, Reviewed Kaiser Chiefs

Kaiser Chiefs

The British Invasion of 2004-2005 was a brutal offensive. The Futureheads, Franz Ferdinand, and Maximo Park coordinated their melodic post-punk assault with Jam and XTC badges boldly emblazoned on their sleeves. But this strike force had a weak link —…
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Music, Reviewed Hood


Hood's slightly frosty folk/indie/electronic hybrid sounds a touch brighter on this newest release. It's as if the wan Leeds-based outfit has been skipping rope and pumping iron since its last album, 2001's Cold House. Although the tracks still hover midair…
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Calendar, Night&Day Citizen Kane

Citizen Kane

The title of Sarah Kane's play 4.48 Psychosis is supposed to signify the moment in the morning when humans have the most clarity -- and are thus most likely to commit suicide. Kane didn't die at 4:48 a.m., but five…
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Calendar, See/Be Seen Yo, Adrian!

Yo, Adrian!

FRI 7/30 He's redefined an entire art form in the eyes of the public. He's attracted a lot of attention and new artists to a moribund scene. He's shaken up the comic-book world pretty seriously. Adrian Tomine (pronounced TOE-mee-nay) would…
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Music, Reviewed Mekons


One of the aspects distinguishing rock 'n' roll from the pop, country, and jazz of previous generations is that rockers very seldom revisit their back catalogs in a studio context. While iconic figures Johnny Cash, Frank Sinatra, and Duke Ellington…
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