Archive | October, 2007

Dear Jim Walsh

Over the past few weeks, I have slowly begun to revisit my love affair with The Replacements. I didn’t love them in their prime like so many other people did (I was only 13 when Don’t Tell A Soul came out.), but I’ve never felt left out, or felt like I didn’t understand them they […]

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Follow The (low) Light

One of these days I might stop writing about Ryan Adams constantly. But it will probably be a day where I am an old, white-haired spitfire whose years of typing will have given her mad arthritis. The release of his EP Follow The Light came out today, with a couple nice tracks on there – […]

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The Cave Singers

I had the chance to catch The Cave Singers open for Black Mountain last week, and I have been listening to their new Matador release, Invitation Songs, off and on ever since… their dark, atmospheric folk, and the pleasantly-nasal whine of singer Pete Quirk’s voice really has me charmed. You can get a good feel […]

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Benefit show for Big Zach aka New MC from Kanser

Details are unknown at this point, but when Zach showed up at our weekly basketball game this past Saturday, he couldn’t stick around and play because he broke his nose in an accident. Apparently, if he doesn’t have corrective surgery soon, he may lose his ability to smell for the rest of his life. If […]

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Final Fantasy / Basia Bulat

Not like you don’t know this already, but the 7th Street Entry is the place to see bands before they explode. Bands you might never hear on the radio, but if you get yourself downtown on a whim on almost any night, there is usually something relatively profound going on. I don’t have photos or […]

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Toots and The Maytals Tonight

(Photo of Toots Hibbert in Glasgow, Scotland this past August by Gordon Chalmers – click on photo for his Flickr feed) One of THE most legendary Reggae artists of all time will be playing at Trocaderos tonight. Personally, this will be my third time at a Toots show, but every one is just as good – if not […]

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Spoon Set Last Night

Spoon did a bang up, if not spectacular job last night at First Avenue. Much like the last time I saw them (2003 at Irving Plaza in New York), I was struck by just how good their albums are, and how great their reliance on spacing, gaps, the way things drop in and out, and […]

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I Am Not Moving To L.A.

I recently took a trip out to Los Angeles for a friend’s wedding. My fiance and I decided to make it a long weekend and spent the rest of the time mostly in West Hollywood with a trip out to Santa Monica Pier (which is a tourist trap) and Venice Beach (which was really cool.) […]

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New Minneseries Begins This Week

Hey all: It’s October, which can only mean one thing: Apples. No, wait: Leaves. No—it’s time for the start of The Plagiarists’ residency as the hosts of the Minneseries at the Nomad. This fantastic series happens EVERY THURSDAY and guess what else: it’s FREE. Super-FREE. Why aren’t you there right now? Tonight’s show will feature […]

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New White Light Riot Video

In this internet age, I have to wonder why more local bands aren’t making music videos to circulate on the web. It’s a great way to get to know a new band or get up to speed on a familiar act’s latest music, and actually seeing a band in action makes it a hell of […]

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