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Dee's so fine

Jenny Dee & the Deelinquents co-founders Jen D'Angora (the Dents, the Downbeat 5) and Ed Valauskas (Gravel Pit, the Gentlemen) won't come right out and say that they had ambitions of ever forming a '60s-style girl group — they won't even come out and
The girl-group delights of the Deelinquents
By JONATHAN DONALDSON  |  March 05, 2010
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Vegas and Jungleland

Paul Shaffer is a happenin’ cat. Pick an It Moment from pop culture over the past 30 years and Shaffer was there. He was an original band member on Saturday Night Live . He played hapless promo guy Artie Fufkin in This Is Spinal Tap . Disco? He co-wr
Paul Shaffer and the Big Man tell all
By JOYCE MILLMAN  |  November 27, 2009
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The Detroit Cobras give new life to old soul

There's nothing lazier than the typical cover band: musicians taking the easy way out for listeners who don't want to be challenged — or, worse yet, revisiting the glory years when their shitty taste in music was current and therefore socially acceptabl
Blessed versions
By BARRY THOMPSON  |  June 05, 2009
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Kicking the habits

Anyone familiar with Wagner's œuvre with the Raveonettes (who come to the Paradise next Thursday) should be surprised by the idea that, having created something awesome, he's ready to move on to something different.
The Raveonettes change (for a change)
By DANIEL BROCKMAN  |  January 06, 2009
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Wall of shame

In a moment of weakness, he licensed the Ronettes’ “Be My Baby” for an ad for the erectile-dysfunction drug Cialis.
A definitive life of Phil Spector
By BRETT MILANO  |  August 22, 2007
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At home with home

Women may dominate the pop charts from time to time, but in the annals of acknowledged rock/pop greatness, they are few in number.
Sara Cox arrives at domesticity with Crowded Is the New Lonely
By SAM PFEIFLE  |  May 30, 2007


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Import only

Whether or not the Pipettes ever make good on the flabbergasting confidence and effrontery of their debut, We Are the Pipettes (an import on Memphis Industries), they’ve already earned themselves a dissident footnote in the history of girl-group pop.
The Pipettes bring on the pop
By CHARLES TAYLOR  |  November 28, 2006
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Fast, loud, and totally in control

By the time the Donnas sang “I wanna be like Nikki Corvette,” most people had forgotten who she was. Now,  thanks to MySpace, Detroit’s original riot girl is back and better than ever.
The return of Nikki Corvette
By MIKE MILIARD  |  June 22, 2006