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    EAT AT STEVE'S

    EAT AT STEVE'S JUST A REMINDER about the self-explanatory Foodstock '96 benefit at First Avenue on Thursday (i.e. bring a canned good for the Emergency Food Shelf Network). The Mainroom lineup covers the current Oarfin Records...

    by City Pages Staff on June 5, 1996
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    Makeout Music For The Millennium

    SEMISONIC IS IN the midst of a jubilant homecoming set before a packed house at the Fine Line Music Cafe in when singer/guitarist Dan Wilson--who has charmed the crowd all night with one-liners and good-natured banter--suddenly turns serious. "I ...

    by Simon Peter Groebner on May 29, 1996
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    CD RELEASE GIGS

    QUITE A WEEK for local CDs, with John Casey's release this Friday (see A-List, p. 35), as well as hometown honky-tonk heroes The Carpetbaggers, who also host a release party this Friday. The trio celebrates its debut on Oakland's HighTone Records, ...

    by Will Hermes on May 29, 1996
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    RADIO A-OK, ETC.

    IN THEIR INFINITE wisdom, the University of Minnesota administrators who ran KUOM-AM back in the '60s decided that FM was a passing fad that would never catch on. So while we'll never know what might've happened to the operation were it not stuck o...

    by City Pages Staff on May 22, 1996
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    Record Roundup

    DJ Krush Meiso Mo'Wax/ffrr WITH A DASH of overstatement, you might say rappers were in danger of writing themselves out of their own music. Thematic redundancy and a dearth of talent make lyrics increasingly irrelevant to great hip-hop. Besides...

    by City Pages Staff on May 22, 1996
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    Record Roundup

    Imperial Teen Seasick Slash "C'MERE," A MAN'S voice beckons, whispering, in the dreamy opening of Imperial Teen's Seasick. "No, no, no, no... closer." It's a seduction, a standard rock & roll come-on. Except that it's followed by a song about...

    by City Pages Staff on May 15, 1996
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    Music Notes

    CD RELEASE PARTIES FORMER CP COVER models the Rank Strangers are finally out with their second disc, Mystery Spot (Veto). True to the advance hype, Spot captures the Strangers' live fury more than their debut did--it manages to sound better, eve...

    by City Pages Staff on May 15, 1996
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    Have A Pretty Bad Day

    Terry Allen Human Remains Sugar Hill NAMING YOUR CD Human Remains doesn't exactly scream Have A Nice Day, nor does filling it up with cheaters, calamities, crib death, and lyrics such as "Let's eat flesh from the knees of Jesus while he c...

    by Sara Vowell on May 1, 1996
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    Gig Roundup

    YOUNG FRESH FELLOWS must be sick and tired of the "atypical Seattle band" tag, since they've been kickin' around since before there was a typical Seattle band. On their umpteen albums, the Fellows genre-coast freely through rock, funk, new wave, an...

    by City Pages Staff on May 1, 1996
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    Keeping the Faith

    AT THE CENTER of rock & roll mystery lies an act of faith called catharsis. What--or who--sets it off? Why does it make a person feel so big, like suddenly your skin can't hold you? Is catharsis the right word, and, if so, what is being washed away...

    by Terri Sutton on April 24, 1996
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    Music Notes

    LAST NIGHTS SPRING SEEMS THE time for musical death and rebirth here in Minneapolis. After a month of lamenting the upcoming end of live music at the Uptown Bar, the plug finally gets pulled this week. Following the Grifters and the Ass Ponys on Th...

    by City Pages Staff on April 24, 1996
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    Record Roundup

    Thinking Fellers Union Local 282 I Hope It Lands Communion TRUE TO THEIR name, Thinking Fellers Union Local 282 make high concept music with a blue collar attitude. Iowa City farmboys (and girl) transplanted into the Bay Area punk sce...

    by City Pages Staff on April 17, 1996
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    Guitar Town

    It's the sign of a healthy scene when three distinct, dependable indie rock bands release their third, fifth and eighth CDs in the same month, even if the new stuff only subtly strengthens each band's catalogue. We're talking about the latest from ...

    by City Pages Staff on April 17, 1996
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    Record Roundup

    Pulp Different Class Island Marc Almond Treasure Box EMI THE OLD ADAGE "No sex please--we're British" was always bunk. The British love sex. Check their pop music history: From Bowie to Boy George, Morrissey to (Suede's) Brett Anderson,...

    by City Pages Staff on April 10, 1996
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    Home Alive in MN

    THE UNSOLVED RAPE and murder of Mia Zapata of Seattle rock band The Gits was almost three years ago. But its aftermath has spurred on a nationwide movement of sorts. Two notable results have been Evil Stig--the thunderous Gits side project fronted ...

    by City Pages Staff on April 10, 1996
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    Kids In The House

    UNDERAGE LIVE MUSIC fans have met their enemy, and it is the almighty liquor dollar. While the upcoming end of live music at the Uptown Bar will shut down a scene for the bands and audiences who called it home, that scene was never really there for...

    by Simon Peter Groebner on April 3, 1996
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    Uptown Blues

    LAST WEEK, WORD hit the streets that the Uptown Bar, a nationally renowned showcase for local and touring bands, will pull the plug on live music after April. Apparently, Uptown owner Kenny Toonen--who could not be reached for comment--plans to foc...

    by City Pages Staff on March 27, 1996
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    Southern Exposure

    Austin, Texas-- WATCHING MTV'S TABITHA Soren interviewing the members of Golden Smog in Austin last week--who were lounging poolside at the posh Hyatt Hotel and looking fabulous in matching Hyatt bathrobes--it seemed that South by Southwest, the ...

    by Simon Peter Groebner on March 20, 1996
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    Printed Matters

    "Sort of like Wired without computers and with a little more art." That's how proud new editor Carty Fox envisions Servo, a free local magazine which debuts on the racks this month. By the looks of Issue #1, Fox (formerly Overblue's bassist and st...

    by Matt Keppel on March 13, 1996
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    Joy Ridin' For Jesus

    Jo Carol Pierce Bad Girls Upset by the Truth Monkey Hill Records FOR A LONG time, she was only a rumor, a storied presence we might've made up ourselves out of a need for perspective and even reparation. She had a three-pronged name, Jo somet...

    by Terri Sutton on March 6, 1996
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