Cecile Cloutier

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  • 5 years ago | Listen

    With a cackle and a crash, Rovio Mobile's Angry Birds stormed casual gamers' hearts like a lean-to made of glass, boulders and logs. Rovio, a tiny computer game company in Espoo, Finland, debuted Angry Birds, a mobile phone game, in December 2009....

  • 6 years ago | Reviews

    Anamnestic Tincture is a terrific document of former TVBC guitarist Paul Metzger's musical experiential shift over the last seven or eight years. The first side highlights Metzger's first sustained public debut of his treated banjo (it's strung an...

  • 7 years ago | Reviews

    We Have You Surrounded, the latest from Detroit's Dirtbombs, is the angry punch line to a joke popular in 1980s Lower Michigan: "Will the last person to leave Detroit please turn out the lights?" Mick Collins and crew navigate an impromptu guided ...

  • 7 years ago | Essays

    For the last five years, the Heliotrope Festival has provided a haven for the mystic, ascetic, improvisational, and droning. Band and individual performers play in darkened rooms with a backdrop of carefully chosen screen images and lighting; it c...

  • 8 years ago | Essays

    Your hosts:Nate Patrin: A "rap/club/garage-rock fan who is simultaneously open to and bewildered by modern metal. My knowledge of the genre stops around 1987, running along the Sabbath-Metallica continuum before leaving me with some patches of nu-...

  • 8 years ago | Reviews

    KorpiklaaniTervaskanto Napalm If I've learned nothing else from Weird Al Yankovic, I can take comfort in the lesson that most pop music is funnier set to an accordion beat. By that reasoning, the career of Finland's Korpiklaani is a musical one-li...