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Icy Hot

Timing is everything, or at least something, and once in a while the forces of justice catch a break. Two weeks ago, certified prick Rush Limbaugh offered a solution — "There's always the neighborhood dumpster" — to poor kids for…
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Music, Hear This From Russia with Love: Auktyon's avant-rock

From Russia with Love: Auktyon's avant-rock

The latest wave of introspective songsters (Feist, Kate Nash, etc.) sounds so very fastidious, all glaringly shiny-pleasant with studio sheen. So it's incredibly refreshing listening to the latest offering from Mia Doi Todd, Gea (on her own City Zen label).…
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Music, Noise Pop Preview: Kelley Stoltz Finds Happiness in Simplicity

Noise Pop Preview: Kelley Stoltz Finds Happiness in Simplicity

To understand Kelley Stoltz, you needn't look much further than the lyrics to "Wave Goodbye," the sunny stomp that opened his 2006 album, Below the Branches: "Find a thing that makes you happy/Find a thing that gets you high/Pack your…
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Music, Reviewed Sia


Sia, a contributing vocalist for British electronica artists like Jamiroquai and Zero 7, recently released her third studio effort, Some People Have Real Problems. True to the album title, this record is a collection of flavorless to the point of…
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Music, The New Pornographers

The New Pornographers

Out of all the once-in-a-lifetime jams at this year's South by Southwest festival, the New Pornographers' show was the best. The band had just played its last song when lead singer and guitarist Carl Newman nervously stammered something into the…
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TLC Fan Mail (LaFace) Contemporary R&B, which began to emerge with Mary J. Blige's rise in the early '90s, separates itself from classic R&B by its embrace of hip-hop rhythms. It's a solid combination of sonics and attitude, but also…
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The Kinks A Soap Opera Schoolboys in Disgrace Sleepwalker Misfits (Velvel) "I'm fucking sick of the whole thing. I'm sick up to here with it," announced the Kinks' Ray Davies from a London stage in 1973. Davies had recently attempted…
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Satan Takes a Holiday Knowing they were about to embark on a 10-week European tour with Unsane, someone should have given the members of Neurosis a copy of "Satan's Cheerleaders," SPIN's recent article on the metal scene in Norway. I…
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