The Obscure Cities Series Blends the Subtle and the Fantastic

The Obscure Cities Series Blends the Subtle and the Fantastic

By Hans Rollman

The steampunk cityscapes are fantastic in The Theory of the Grain of Sand, yet the underlying mystery is subtle. 17 Feb 2017 // 7:30 AM

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//Recent Reviews
Bobby Previte: Coalition of the Willing

A "nonjazz" record of assertive instrumental rock from a great downtown drummer -- both political and funky in its intentions, it arrives with purpose.

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11 Sep 2006 // 7:00 AM

Nat Baldwin: Enter the Winter

Freeform musician continues to surprise in ability to be accessible and push boundaries.

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Tom Lellis: Avenue of the Americas

Very nice jazz singer with a relaxed, quiet, light baritone delivery, and something of an all-round musician.

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Logan Square: Pessimism & Satire

Same old heartbreak song and dance, done yet again.

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11 Sep 2006 // 1:00 AM

The Little Ones: Sing Song EP

The Little Ones prove to be impressive without being overly distinctive, trading challenges for talented execution.

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10 Sep 2006 // 11:30 PM

Prison Break

Much as the Scofields despise the abject corruption that got them into this fix, they plainly feel less affinity for shadows than full-on righteousness. They believe they can get even.

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10 Sep 2006 // 11:00 PM

The Duhks: Migrations

The third time is the charm for this Winnipeg, folk, er, bluegrass, er, soulgrass outfit. And the Celtic leanings haven't been thrown out with the bathwater either.

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10 Sep 2006 // 11:00 PM

The Last Days of Dead Celebrities by Mitchell Fink

[It] sidesteps sensationalism and hype to focus on the small but revealing details of these 15 stars' final hours.

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The 9/11 Report: A Graphic Adaptation

There is no grand, national narrative that can offer "closure," or even comprehension.

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10 Sep 2006 // 11:00 PM

Beyonce: B-Day

I still think that Beyonce has a perfect masterpiece in her, but I guess we'll have to wait until the next album to find out.

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'Who' Will Be the Next Doctor?

// Channel Surfing

"What shall it be? A Doctor with whip-smart delivery of his lines? A woman who will bewitch before she kicks a Dalek's ass? Oh, the possibilities...

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