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  • E.L.nO.

    published February 23, 2011

    For far too long we've been told that Electric Light Orchestra were insufferable '70s cheese, a bloated prog-rock monstrosity that valued... More >>

  • Sims (CD-release)

    published February 16, 2011

    Calling Doomtree Minneapolis's indie-rap analogue to the Wu-Tang Clan might be bordering on cliché at this point—and a somewhat... More >>

  • Hot Pants

    published February 16, 2011

    1971's "Hot Pants (She Got to Use What She Got to Get What She Wants)" was one of several immortal singles from James Brown's early '70s run of... More >>

  • Marc Maron asks the tough questions... to himself
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    Marc Maron asks the tough questions... to himself

    published Feb 11, 2011

    ​The funny thing about Marc Maron's current moment in the spotlight after twentysomething years in the comedy business is that it hinges on other people being as openly confessional as he is. His sh... More >>

  • Kings Go Forth

    published February 9, 2011

    The further away we get from the '70s, the more the idea of bringing them back starts to splinter into increasingly specific factions. On one side... More >>

  • Super Bowl XLV: What to watch instead of the game

    Super Bowl XLV: What to watch instead of the game

    published Feb 03, 2011

    ​Given everything that's going on for Super Bowl Sunday, it's understandable if you want to skip this one. There's a rich, deep history of counterprogramming against the biggest sporting/TV event of... More >>

  • Great moments of triumph and defeat on the Pyramid
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    Great moments of triumph and defeat on the Pyramid

    published Jan 24, 2011

    ​Tonight Clubhouse Jager stages the $50 Pyramid, a lower-stakes version of the old-school $10,000/$20,000/$25,000/$100,000/etc. Pyramid game show, with Ian Rans in the Dick Clark host role and a $50... More >>

  • From Pepperland to Springfield: Great moments in animated pop
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    From Pepperland to Springfield: Great moments in animated pop

    published Jan 20, 2011

    ​Today through Saturday, Macy's is staging an art show in their skyway based around that nebulous but Boomer-specific stretch of music known as "classic rock." And while its display of original mem... More >>

  • The legacy of Peter Yates' 'Bullitt'
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    The legacy of Peter Yates' 'Bullitt'

    published Jan 13, 2011

    ​When director Peter Yates passed away this past Sunday, cinephiles everywhere mourned the loss of an underrated director. Roger Ebert made note of his inspiring 1979 bike-racing drama Breaking Away... More >>

  • Beyond chiptunes: Video game composers for our times
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    Beyond chiptunes: Video game composers for our times

    published Jan 05, 2011

    ​When Video Games Live! arrives at Orchestra Hall this Friday it's not just going to be a fun nostalgia trip for anyone who grew up Playing with Power. It's also going to be a showcase of the evolut... More >>

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