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What We Do Is Secret

That staple of the musical bio-pic — a close-up of dope bubbling on a spoon — punctuates Rodger Grossman’s account of the short life of Darby Crash.
Exposition trumps atmosphere
By BETSY SHERMAN  |  August 20, 2008
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Interview: Shane West

The actor discusses the Germs . . . and ER.
Too late to stop
By JIM SULLIVAN  |  August 19, 2008
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Real to reel

Even now, after Greil Marcus’s Lipstick Traces and Simon Reynolds’s Rip It Up and Start Again , the rock-star-as-vector-of-ideas is still something of a challenge for us.
The exquisite artifice and lasting weirdoid-ness of Roxy Music
By JAMES PARKER  |  April 01, 2008
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Forward into the past!

Could it be just a coincidence that as I sit here writing this, a grizzled Bob Seger is gearing up for the release of Face the Promise , the Detroit rocker’s first proper studio album in, oh, forever and a day? The Lemonheads, "No Backbone" (mp3)
Oldies and more in the season’s CD releases
By MATT ASHARE  |  September 14, 2006
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Bottom feeders

Punk rock has never been a seemly genre in which to grow old. The Adolescents, "OC Confidential" (mp3 via MySpace)
The return of the Germs, the Adolescents, and Flipper
By JIM SULLIVAN  |  August 22, 2006
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On the Racks: May 9, 2006

Plus new albums by Red Hot Chili Peppers, Grandaddy, and Snow Patrol.
Art Brut’s Bang Bang and Matmos’s brutish art
By MATT ASHARE  |  May 09, 2006