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Music, Let's Get Killed Twelve Ways the Hives Could've Made a Better Record for Interscope

Twelve Ways the Hives Could've Made a Better Record for Interscope

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Music, Totally Committed

Totally Committed

When most couples break up, they dump material possessions. They sell the ex's CDs, junk the jewelry, and wipe the dog vomit with that favorite T-shirt. When Jay Reatard's relationships collapse, he loses a band. Throughout the 26-year-old's decade-plus career,…
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Music, All Mixed Up

All Mixed Up

Founded by Bay Area Filipino-American musicians Jessie and Ogie Gonzales to highlight the grossly overlooked talents of Asian-American bands, the biennial piNoisepop festival is a commendable, perhaps one-of-a-kind event. But when you're talking about a celebration of "grossly overlooked" artists,…
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Music, Reviewed The Hives

The Hives

Of all the "The" bands swearing devotion to the Sonics/Stones/Stooges holy trinity of garage rock, the Hives have always seemed to have the most fun. Unhindered by the Strokes' penchant for rock star cliché or the White Stripes' Machiavellian creepiness,…
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Music, Hear This Hear This

Hear This

The Hives' speedy, three-chord garage rock explodes with the intensity of a heart attack. The Swedish five-piece races through songs as if pursued, sped onward by a drummer who smacks his kit like he's raging at the thing. Meanwhile, frontman…
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