Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Jazz Reflections

Posted on Wed, Feb 24, 2010 at 4:00 AM

Critic's Pick Release Date: 2010-02-24 Yes, we admit it: We’re classing up our music pick this week by recommending something of a higher brow (defined by us as “an event where someone apologizes if he spills beer on you”), but don’t think we’ve gotten all classy and shit. It just...

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Jazz Reflections

Posted on Wed, Feb 24, 2010 at 4:00 AM

Critic's Pick Release Date: 2010-02-24 Yes, we admit it: We’re classing up our music pick this week by recommending something of a higher brow (defined by us as “an event where someone apologizes if he spills beer on you”), but don’t think we’ve gotten all classy and shit. It just...

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A Russian 'King Lear'

The death of Leo Tolstoy

Posted on Wed, Feb 24, 2010 at 4:00 AM

The Last Station Director: Michael Hoffman Screenwriter: Michael Hoffman Cast: Christopher Plummer, James McAvoy, Helen Mirren, Paul Giamatti Release Date: 2010-02-24 Rated: R Genre: Film During the final years of his long, rich life, Leo Tolstoy abandoned the art of which he was undisputed master. Infused with the spirit of...

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From crunchy to punchy

Posted on Wed, Feb 24, 2010 at 4:00 AM

Release Date: 2010-02-24 In the Stanley Kubrick film A Clockwork Orange (based on the Anthony Burgess novel of the same name), protagonist Alex explains “The Korova Milk Bar sells Milk Plus: milk plus synthemesc, vellocet, or drencrom, which is what we were drinking. This will sharpen you up and make...

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American VI: Ain't No Grave

Posted on Wed, Feb 24, 2010 at 4:00 AM

American VI: Ain't No Grave Composer: Johnny Cash Conductor: Johnny Cash Label: Lost Highway Release Date: 2010-02-24 Rated: NONE Genre: Recording American VI, the supposed last official Johnny Cash release — at least until he’s inevitably Tupac’ed into a punchline — makes it apparent that the whole series is the...

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Falling Down a Mountain

Posted on Wed, Feb 24, 2010 at 4:00 AM

Falling Down a Mountain Composer: Tindersticks Conductor: Tindersticks Label: Constellation Release Date: 2010-02-24 Rated: NONE Genre: Recording Tindersticks mounted one of 2008’s most unexpected comebacks. Stuart Staples reconvened about half of the original band for The Hungry Saw, the band’s first release of new material in five years. It was...

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Rage Against the Machine and the Art of Protest

Posted on Wed, Feb 24, 2010 at 4:00 AM

Rage Against the Machine and the Art of Protest Composer: Rage Against the Machine Conductor: Rage Against the Machine Label: Sexy Intellectual Release Date: 2010-02-24 Rated: NONE Genre: Recording When Lennon died in 1980, the Reagan era began. When Rage Against the Machine broke up in 2000, Bush started breaking...

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Scratch My Back

Posted on Wed, Feb 24, 2010 at 4:00 AM

Scratch My Back Composer: Peter Gabriel Conductor: Peter Gabriel Label: Virgin Release Date: 2010-02-24 Rated: NONE Genre: Recording Throughout Peter Gabriel’s long career — first as the camouflaged frontman and creative catalyst for Genesis, and then in his often groundbreaking solo work — he’s been one of rock’s most...

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Jazz Reflections

Posted on Wed, Feb 24, 2010 at 4:00 AM

Critic's Pick Release Date: 2010-02-24 Yes, we admit it: We’re classing up our music pick this week by recommending something of a higher brow (defined by us as “an event where someone apologizes if he spills beer on you”), but don’t think we’ve gotten all classy and shit. It just...

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Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Foreign exchange students

Posted on Wed, Feb 17, 2010 at 4:00 AM

Release Date: 2010-02-17 The usual nightlife suspects can be found most any night of the week drinking and dancing in the St. Mary’s strip of bars, but I was intrigued by rumors of a pair of DJs spinning celestial jams every Tuesday night at the Russian Bar (aka the Web...

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