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Meg & Dia on the 'Take Action Tour'

April 1 - Bogart's

0 Comments · Wednesday, April 1, 2009
The story of how Meg and Dia Frampton became Pop/Punk crunchmeisters has more twists and turns than an upside down roller coaster.  

Wussy Shakes It Again

0 Comments · Wednesday, March 11, 2009
Scoring glowing reviews in national music magazines for your first two albums might intimidate some artists. But for Wussy, set to release its newest (a self-titled effort) for locally-based Shake It Records, a natural progression and tightness has resulted in its best album yet. The brilliant Wussy will get “CD release partied” this Friday at the Northside Tavern.  

Another Seven Days of Bailiff Bribes and Soda Bans

0 Comments · Wednesday, January 14, 2009
Those of us who have been wondering what ever happened to the criminal charges brought against us months ago for being way too good at body rubs were happy to find out today that they might be gone forever. The Enquirer reported that a former bailiff is accused of taking bribes to delay cases until they´re no longer prosecutable, which takes 270 days after an arrest or 90 days in jail, and now people are demanding that their charges be dropped in accordance.  

The General James Taylor Mansion

1 Comment · Wednesday, December 17, 2008
There are few things that get me in the Christmas spirit like an old historic building or city block decked out in its holiday fanciest. There’s just something about the twinkling lights at dusk and miles of pine roping neatly adorning some fabulous architecture that ignites the sentimental holiday sap in me.  

Thanks for the Feedback. Really.

0 Comments · Wednesday, December 17, 2008
One of the great delights of being published in a widely read publication is the occasional communication from readers. Journalists, as if clarification is needed, are a curious bunch wrought with variably sized egos and a determined sense of right and wrong.  

Straight, No Chaser

CityBeat convenes a bourbon tasting panel

0 Comments · Wednesday, November 19, 2008
Tom Waits, George Thorogood, Charles Bukowski, Mike Figgis, Ray Carver and even W.C. Fields have portrayed bourbon as the “binge drinker’s best friend.” But store shelves are now packed with small-batch, artisanal American whiskies — selling at prices that rival the best single malt scotches and finest cognacs.  

Absinthe Makes My Heart Grow Fonder

0 Comments · Wednesday, October 15, 2008
Long before frat boys started doing shots of Jagermeister to experience its reputed hallucinatory effects, the artistes of Paris were sipping absinthe in anticipation of a similar high.  

The Three-Minute Challenge

Hip Hop should reflect the historical significance of our shifting political landscape

1 Comment · Tuesday, September 30, 2008
So even without adjusting for inflation, during the three minutes that your local FM voice-tracked DJ spins Soulja Boy's tall tales of "super soaking" young women, about $368,000 has been spent on a military action which most of the country believes needs to come to a swift and decisive conclusion.  

U FOUR: FROM PAGE 59

0 Comments · Tuesday, September 23, 2008
with a few of them, like ‘Flame,’ our sort of Disco number. If I’m honest, I think our strongest stuff is the moanier, wrenching stuff, but we wanted to get beyond that and do joy, because we’ve never really done joy before, convincingly. For us, it’s really hard and we’re very inspired by bands like The Flaming Lips, who do it so well.  

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