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    Andre Williams: Silky

    Andre Williams Silky In the Red LORD KNOWS THOSE second-generation kitsch-a-billy bands have never done it for me, from the Reverend Horton Heat to Southern Culture on the Skids. Such stuff is usually about as convincing as an industrial band...

    by D. Strauss on June 17, 1998
  • Yusef Lateef: The Man With the Big Front Yard

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    Yusef Lateef: The Man With the Big Front Yard

    Yusef Lateef The Man With the Big Front Yard 32 Jazz LATEEF, NOW IN his 78th year, was a Hoyt Wilhelm type--a late starter who lasted longer than most. Starting as a bopper and playing in the Dizzy Gillespie Big Band at the turn of the 1950s,...

    by D. Strauss on June 17, 1998
  • Beenie Man: Many Moods of Moses

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    Beenie Man: Many Moods of Moses

    Beenie Man Many Moods of Moses VP Records DANCEHALL REGGAE'S relegation to the fringes of mainland pop is a shame. Of all current musics, the style can claim the strongest one-two punch, with its insistent party rhythms and melodic rhyming. B...

    by Roni Sarig on June 17, 1998
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    Various Artists: Lyricist Lounge: Volume One

    Various Artists Lyricist Lounge: Volume One Rawkus Records WITH THE EXCEPTION of "Body Rock," the just-released single featuring Mos Def, Tash (of the Alkaholiks), and the ubiquitous Q-Tip, you won't find another cut from this hip-hop antholo...

    by Kemp Powers on June 17, 1998
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    Farewell to the Black Music Awards

    The 17th annual Minnesota Black Music Awards and Expo holds its last-ever three-day blowout this weekend, so nab the $50 all-access pass while you can. After launching the MBMA 17 years ago with performances by Prince and The Time, founders Pete an...

    by Peter S. Scholtes on June 17, 1998
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    Califone: Califone and Loftus: Loftus

    Califone Califone Flydaddy Loftus Loftus Perishable A FEW YEARS ago Red Red Meat was poised for alt-rock semi-stardom. They played loud, focusing on searing guitar interplay. They recorded for Sub Pop, they hailed from Chicago (one of...

    by Jay Ruttenberg on June 17, 1998
  • Fugazi: End Hits

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    Fugazi: End Hits

    Fugazi End Hits Dischord THE DOUBLE ENTENDRE in the album title and the news that there will be no extensive tour indicate that End Hits might be Fugazi's spectacular swan song. But the folks at Dischord tell us the band is merely tending to ...

    by Peter S. Scholtes on June 17, 1998
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    John Forte: Poly Sci

    John Forte Poly Sci Ruffhouse/Columbia AH, THE THINGS we do for street cred. All easy-rolling cadence and juicy boasts ("I'm eatin' mangos in Trinidad with attorneys"), John Forte swiped the spotlight from Wyclef on last year's "We Tryin' to ...

    by Keith Harris on June 17, 1998
  • Damon & Naomi: Playback Singers

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    Damon & Naomi: Playback Singers

    Damon & Naomi Playback Singers Sub Pop DAMON & NAOMI are Damon Krukowski and Naomi Yang, recent newlyweds who entered the music world in the '80s as the rhythm section for the most arch of '80s indie bands, Galaxie 500. By the '90s, the Galax...

    by Jay Ruttenberg on June 17, 1998
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    This Charming Man

    Willfully fey 24-year-old singer-composer-subgenius Rufus Wainwright wants to take us back. How far back? Way back, to about 1820 if my calculations are correct. "Schubert busts my brain," he sings during "Imaginary Love," the closest approximat...

    by City Pages Staff on June 17, 1998
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    Summer camp for cool kids

    Those interested should check out the MacPahil website here. On a tight family budget this summer? Low-income families should check to see if they qualify for the special $25 tuition rate. ...

    @ Gimme Noise by Jessica Armbruster on June 19, 2008 @ 7:14 pm
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    Lil Wayne Tha Carter III track-by-track review

    The tracks have been trickling out as singles for months, but now it's finally here all in one piece, and The Carter III does not disappoint. As an album, it's a five-star stunna, the hip hop equivalent of Sgt. Peppers. But how do the tracks fare i...

    @ Gimme Noise by Kevin Hoffman on June 19, 2008 @ 7:08 pm
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    Boutique Canned Oxygen: A Bunch of Hot Air

    A curious package arrived at the City Pages office the other day. It was four small spray canisters of a new product called Oxygen Plus, which is simply air made of 90 percent oxygen (normal air is about 21 percent). At first, we didn't even know wha...

    @ Gimme Noise by Ben Palosaari on June 19, 2008 @ 2:48 pm
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    100's of girls. One ugly error.

    Now, grammar isn't exactly the first thing one thinks about when heading to a strip club. It's not like a person is going to debate the appropriateness of an oxford comma while getting a lap dance. But when an advertisement is this glaring, well...

    @ Gimme Noise by Bradley Campbell on June 19, 2008 @ 12:19 pm
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    RENT at the Ordway

    A couple months ago I gave into my wife's persistent demands to add RENT to our Netflix queue. But ten minutes in, even my wife (whose favorite movie is "The Sound of Music") was ready to turn it off. For some reason, musicals don't work as well ...

    @ Gimme Noise by Kevin Hoffman on June 19, 2008 @ 11:39 am
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    The Little Bookstore That Could

    On June 1, Amazon general manager Barb Wieser sent patrons a rather sad e-mail announcing that the 38-year-old institution would close permanently at the end of the month. But Ruta Skujins had other ideas. The Minneapolis resident announced that she ...

    @ Gimme Noise by Ben Palosaari on June 19, 2008 @ 4:12 am
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    Bill Frisell returns to his "oasis"

    "Minneapolis in general has been an oasis for me -- a really cool place," said Frisell from his Seattle-area home. "Way back in the 80s, the Walker was one of the first places in the states where I was able to play my own music. The Cedar, where I'm...

    @ Gimme Noise by Jeff Shaw on June 18, 2008 @ 5:33 am
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    Flyer of the Week: Nice and Neat

    This week's Flyer of the Week comes from Nice and Neat Records, who will be celebrating their 10-year anniversary this weekend at the Turf Club.

    @ Gimme Noise by Andrea Swensson on June 18, 2008 @ 1:08 am
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    Take that, grownups

    Eclipse Records announced that their Headlights show next Tuesday will be open to youngsters ages 20 and under only. The Champaign, Illinois indie-pop band will be playing a 21+ show later in the evening Tuesday at the Turf Club, and Eclipse wanted...

    @ Gimme Noise by Andrea Swensson on June 17, 2008 @ 3:50 pm
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    Minnesota's testicles reactivated

    Meet Minnesota, the cute horsey pictured above. Part of a rare breed of Chinese-Mongolian horses known as a Przewalski's, Minnesota's wild ancestors were declared extinct in 1970. There are still some 1,500 Przewalski's in captivity, and efforts ar...

    @ Gimme Noise by Jonathan Kaminsky on June 17, 2008 @ 1:01 pm
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