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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    Music Notes

    OF ALL THE musical traditions that have taken root in Minnesota, the Vietnamese is the least understood, mainly because it receives such scant exposure. The month-long World of Vietnamese Music Festival, coordinated by American Composers Forum Direct...

    by City Pages Staff on March 6, 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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    Ballsy Blokes Still Goin' For Broke - AC/DC: The unleashed id of Hootie and the Blowfish

    WITH THE CONSTANT flux of fashion in rock music, it's comforting to know some things never change. For instance: It was way back in 1976--before punk rock records, before MTV, before Mtley Cre and Poison and Quiet Riot--that a young bunch of Auss...

    by Roni Sarig on February 28, 1996
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    Music Notes

    FENDER BENDERS Pop music at the end of the millennium seems to pose a challenge to the once-essential guitar: You can either get Neil Young-primitive like most indie rock, go "retro" in some classic rock or jazz mode, or you can chuck the guitar ...

    by City Pages Staff on February 21, 1996
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    Techno-shams

    IF YOU'VE EVER had any doubt that who writes the news determines what is considered news, check out the hype around the Internet. Or, rather, try to escape it. In the flood of idealistic claims and giddy theories (this computer kills sexism/racism/...

    by Terri Sutton on February 21, 1996
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    Sonic Valentines

    MTV seems to be less and less about music videos, which is probably just as well, since when they do play a video it's usually on the order of Silverchair, and in any case, fewer videos mean more episodes of Singled Out, the endlessly trashy dating g...

    by Simon Peter Groebner on February 14, 1996
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    Record Roundup

    Dar Williams Mortal City Razor & Tie LANGUAGE? PLEASE. OUR culture's currency is sound and fury and seven-digit celluloid images; words are quaint and depth of meaning is a bore. So what do we make of the modern folk singer, especially one like...

    by City Pages Staff on February 14, 1996
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    Record Roundup

    Mood Elevator Medium Cool/Restless THOUGH YOU MAY not have heard it, Jack Logan's 1994 debut, Bulk, stands as a singular achievement in rock history. A 42-track, two-hour double CD, Bulk collected the best from some 600 songs Logan had written ...

    by City Pages Staff on February 7, 1996
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