Thelonious Monk’s Les Liaisons Dangereuses was recorded for the 1960 French film of that name and somehow slipped through the cracks of history. Monk was at a peak during the session, conjuring memories of the blues and turning jazz into Cu... Read more

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Cris Kirkwood talks about the ups and downs of his long-running band, and beams about the group’s latest member: Elmo Kirkwood. Read more

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In a set that leaned heavily on his early ’90s output, power-pop master Matthew Sweet let his songs speak for himself. Read more

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How can somebody with a life as seemingly perfect as Gavin Rossdale’s write such anguished songs? Read more

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Cage the Elephant’s third album, Melophobia, may prove to be the alt-rock band’s definitive release. Read more

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Releasing 10 albums over the past 20-plus years, Pearl Jam has experienced a storied career, but all but its most devoted fans admit that the last decade hasn’t lived up to the groundbreaking arti,Concert Reviews Read more

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It's been nearly three years since Milwaukee's Head On Electric released their last record, Sleep Slaughter Sheep , a fitfully scorching album of grunge-kicked garage-punk, and there's still no target date for a formal follow-up. Last month the ba.. Read more

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Another Technicolor Teeth gig, another few frequencies closer to complete hearing loss. And once again, it was worth it. The Appleton trio celebrated the vinyl release of its Teenage Pagans LP and supported Philadelphia’s Read more

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While they get plenty of hype, people seem to find a lot of reasons to dismiss Wavves—the grungy California garage outfit led by Nathan Williams—portraying them as drunken louts whose rapid rise to notoriety must Read more

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Facts always matter, but never more so than when politicians deal with issues of real consequence, like health care and budget deficits.Data sets and out-year projections may make everybody's eyes glaze over, but without accurate informatio... Read more

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One of the issues tackled by Patrick Schmitz' new play theatre-centric play Back And Forth is the question of whether or not women have a more difficult time in professional comedy. (A staged reading of the play some time ago featured a talented .. Read more


Anybody can help those in need. The Florida Legislature, under the guise that business is faltering in the yacht industry, decided to cap the sales tax on purchases of yachts. Rather than tax the entire selling price, the sales tax would be... Read more

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Seattle was all the rage for a few years in the early '90s-until Kurt Cobain killed himsel Sonic Boom: The History of Northwest Rock, from "Louie Louie" to "Smells Li ,Books Read more


In the last two years I've interviewed a trio of grunge veterans, Chris Cornell, Gavin Rossdale and Scott Weiland. All three struck me as sad, albeit in different ways. Chris Cornell was friendly, open and chatty, and also remarkably defen.. Read more

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When Brady Street resident Frank Alioto becamea fireman 25 years ago, he fulfilled his boyhood dream. When hepublished his first book earlier this year, he realized one of hisgreatest adult aspirations: to chronicle the history of hisneighborhood... Read more

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