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Wussy | Strawberry

Wussy's a brilliant Cincinnati four-piece for whom the local record shop turned into a label.
Shake It (2011)
By DAN WEISS  |  November 25, 2011

Fear and Loathing in HorrorHound Cincinnati (but mostly fear)


For the uninitiated, horror conventions are the best places to go to get autographs of your favorite big-screen serial killers, buy Poltergeist lunchboxes and other...
By Michael Neel  |  November 28, 2010
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Master crafters

In a perfect world, a great moment in music would come accompanied by a sense of grace, as if it had traveled far and long to reach you here and now. In short: great art is often the product of a lot of work — and work isn’t all that exciting.
The National come back from the drawing board
By DANIEL BROCKMAN  |  May 28, 2010
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SXSW 2010: Hare band

By 7 pm on day three of South by Southwest, Bad Rabbits bassist Graham had flashed his naked ass in the crossroads of two thriving, alcohol-drenched Austin arteries.
Boston’s Bad Rabbits get a major buzzcut
By CHRIS FARAONE  |  March 26, 2010
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Donwill | Don Cusack In High Fidelity

It's hardly extraordinary that Donwill should cry a disc inspired by the Nick Hornby book and subsequent John Cusack film.
Interdependent (2010)
By CHRIS FARAONE  |  March 12, 2010
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Tour of the Rust Belt

For more depression, see the Farm Belt
Hoopleville
By DAVID KISH  |  January 22, 2010


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River song

Tim Gautreaux writes of a South that never changes. Dense, humid, with a fecundity that is more than a match for any human development, his South is largely a no man's land where the trees close off the sky, their roots rise "from the soppy mud like sta
A lyrical turn in the South
By CLEA SIMON  |  May 15, 2009
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Tanya Morgan | Brooklynati

Von Pea, Donwill, and Ilyas must have a master plan.
Interdependent (2009)
By CHRIS FARAONE  |  May 04, 2009
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Shuffling off to infamy

Tasering Donte . Sounds like a movie title, doesn't it?
Buffalo doesn't have a counterfeiting problem — but it does need to curb its bad Bills
By MATT TAIBBI  |  April 24, 2009
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NFL follies

Not only was Donte Stallworth officially charged with DUI manslaughter, but another former AFC East star, former Buffalo Bill running back Travis Henry, reached a plea agreement on drug charges.
Pro football gets tossed around. Plus, Kirk Snyder goes to the dentist.
By MATT TAIBBI  |  April 10, 2009
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Interview: Louis CK

"Boston is a great town to grow up in, but I really wanted to get out of there," says comedian Louis CK.
Boston's contribution to Conan, Letterman, and Chris Rock returns with a comedy special and a role in This Side of the Truth
By MIKE MILIARD  |  March 12, 2009


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Friends, Romans...

Colorful archetypes abound in this super-stratified society of ancient Rome.
...Courtesans? Funny Thing, that
By MEGAN GRUMBLING  |  January 28, 2009
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Buy local!

43 bands, 32 hailing from Rhode Island, all for a recession-friendly $7.
75orless' No Qualms offers 43 bands — all killer, no filler
By PHOENIX PROVIDENCE STAFF  |  December 31, 2008
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Deck Demons

Now that every annoyingly extroverted hipster dude and chick with implants, long legs, and Serato has a club residency downtown, it's become increasingly important for real hip-hop DJs to mix together.
Slipwax, Illogix, Eliot Ness, and Emoh spin the night fantastic
By CHRIS FARAONE  |  November 24, 2008

Crossword: ''On an axis''


From one end to the other
By MATT JONES  |  September 24, 2008
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When men were men

Since Sam Peckinpah’s untimely death at the age of 59, he has acquired such legendary status that it’s startling to remember that he made only 14 films over a period of 22 years.
Sam Peckinpah at the Harvard Film Archive
By STEVE VINEBERG  |  September 03, 2008


Seven easy steps to battle-rap supremacy


Spitting prattle that’ll rattle
By CHRIS FARAONE  |  June 17, 2008
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New York Pizza

After years of willful neglect, I finally gave New York Pizza a whirl — and now regret not visiting sooner.
A pretty good slice, despite the dubious branding strategy
By MC SLIM JB  |  June 04, 2008
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Saving bonds

Moral and ethical quibbles aside, society’s objection to queers amounts to a question of power.
Unconventional wisdom at the Gay & Lesbian Film Festival
By PETER KEOUGH  |  May 06, 2008
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Clips ahoy

This past February, Tina Fey returned to host Saturday Night Live and announced, in mock triumph, that the Writers Guild of America had struck a deal with the studios that would pay them for on-line content.
The treasures of Hulu.com
By MIKE MILIARD  |  April 22, 2008
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Voices carry

Stephen Malkmus never sounds like anyone other than Stephen Malkmus.
Stephen Malkmus, plus Greg Dulli and Mark Lanegan as the Gutter Twins
By MATT ASHARE  |  March 05, 2008


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Wussy

Wussy’s 2005 debut, Funeral Dress (also Shake It), was loved wherever it was reviewed, but it wasn’t reviewed much.
Left for Dead | Shake It
By FRANKLIN SOULTS  |  November 27, 2007
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A tragicomedy of errors

It was not until after George W. Bush and Dick Cheney were narrowly re-elected that many Americans began to realize that the Iraq War represented a dangerous moment in American history.
In an excerpt from his new book, The Fall of the House of Bush, author Craig Unger details how Bush is, well, screwing up the world
By CRAIG UNGER  |  November 20, 2007
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Can the Wobblies deliver?

A sense of taking it to the Man was in the air as some 200-plus supporters of Alexandra Svoboda rallied last Sunday afternoon.
The long-dormant IWW raises its profile in Rhode Island
By IAN DONNIS  |  August 29, 2007
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Brass tacts

In case you’ve missed it, it’s all the rage.
What Cheer? Brigade makes its point loud and clear
By BOB GULLA  |  May 08, 2007
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Jewish blues

In Boston, it’s the season of Lódz.
Brave Old World bring Song of the Lodz Ghetto to Boston
By JON GARELICK  |  March 13, 2007


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Choosing our religion

It’s all about the coffee.
How one little post-war doughnut shop became synonymous with Boston’s identity
By MIKE MILIARD  |  March 02, 2007
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Sleight of hand

Ricky Jay laughs when I tell him he reminds me of Fred Astaire.
Ricky Jay releases an album
By TED DROZDOWSKI  |  February 20, 2007
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Thursday night live

Tina Fey, ex-head writer of Saturday Night Live , has created a sitcom that takes viewers behind-the-scenes of a SNL -style sketch comedy show. And turns out her show is funnier than the real thing.
Fey and Baldwin Rock the house
By RYAN STEWART  |  December 05, 2006

A real stunner

Bob “The Bad One” Probert would have been proud.
Sports blotter: "The tasing refuses to stop" edition
By MATT TAIBBI  |  November 21, 2006