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Music, How El-P and Killer Mike's "Run the Jewels" Stole the Rap Duo Throne

How El-P and Killer Mike's "Run the Jewels" Stole the Rap Duo Throne

Listening to Run the Jewels, I keep seeing my 12-year-old self at the piano, crying. Let me explain. One hundred and fifty years ago there was a French dude named Charles-Louis Hanon, who came up with a leviathan collection of…
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Calendar, Night&Day The Lady Organist and the Tramp

The Lady Organist and the Tramp

"The Little Tramp" is undoubtedly the stage name of some burlesque performer by now. But this New Year's Eve, the Goth cathedral screens three short films by the original proprietor of that sobriquet, Charlie Chaplin. Not only are you looking…
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Music, Reviewed Lady Sovereign

Lady Sovereign

White grime rapper Lady Sovereign was the British Asher Roth of 2006, the subject of a tremendous marketing blitz preceding the U.S. release of her debut, Public Warning. As with Roth, there was some question whether the public was ready…
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Emo the Musical

This play is kind of like The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee for goths. Oh, wait a second. Don't call them goths — call them emo kids, as in "emotional." They do wear black, put on eyeliner, and feel…
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Music, Hear This Boys don't cry, except when it's with the Cure

Boys don't cry, except when it's with the Cure

When the Cure canceled last year's entire North American tour at the last minute, the news was enough to make longtime fans smear their lipstick and wear their best mopey Robert Smith impression for days. But fear not: Like the…
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Music, Reviewed Love Like Fire

Love Like Fire

Sounding like equal parts Muse and the Cure, Love Like Fire represents San Francisco's pop-obsessed shoegazer aesthetic. The guitar-heavy band features accessible midtempo arrangements and plenty of melancholy sentiment. As such, Love Like Fire's second EP, An Ocean in the…
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Elemental Pee

After two years, three singles, and a bang-up debut record, the members of Pee have learned the first rule of rock: If you don't pigeonhole your music, someone else will. Steered by teeter-tottering vocal melodies, Pee manipulates speedy time changes…
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Tears R Us

The Cure tracks the misadventures of Erik (Brad Renfro) and Dexter (Joseph Mazzello), two likable kids who just happen to be conducting their own research into finding a cure for a fatal disease. Set against a fictitious small town ruled…
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