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Wednesday, July 24 2002

Sonic Youth: Murray Street

Where the canonical Daydream Nation took aggressive trips into technical experimentation with clenched teeth and closed fists, Murray Street seems more interested in lighting up, putting the vibe in cruise control, and storytelling from the lighter fringe of the band’s sprawling creative geography


Christos Rafalides: Manhattan Vibes

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Nashville Pussy: Say Something Nasty

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Dennis Kamakahi: Ohana

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Carly Hennessy: Ultimate High

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John Lee Hooker: The Real Folk Blues/More Real Folk Blues

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East River Pipe: Shining Hours in a Can

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black tape for a blue girl: The Scavenger Bride

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Happy

Bayard, Designer/Publisher: Dan Peyton, review by Phoebe Kate Foster -- That quality of raw honesty may set your teeth on edge or it may speak to your soul. It may infuriate you or give you a hearty laugh or bring tears to your eyes. You may throw 'Happy' across the room occasionally -- but more than likely, you'll retrieve it and go on reading.


Tool + Tomahawk

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Superchunk

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Poison + Cinderella + Winger + Faster Pussycat

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More Than Music Festival: The Flying Luttenbachers, Rah Bras, Bratmobile, and others

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Joi + Res + Raphael Saadiq + Cody Chesnutt

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The Dirtbombs + The Detroit Cobras

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Dave Alvin and the Guilty Men

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Shakey: Neil Young’s Biography by Jimmy McDonough

Nearly half of Shakey's 738 pages of text are devoted to the 1970s, and while some readers may find McDonough's attention to detail frustrating, fans of Young's music will be fascinated with the account of Young's most productive decade, from Everybody Knows This is Nowhere to Rust Never Sleeps.


Staying Alive: real poems for unreal times by Neil Astley (editor)

This new anthology from Bloodaxe is a marvel of editorial skill and taste, offering 500 modern poems by diverse writers as a demonstration of the efficacy of poetry in the modern world.


The Pirate Hunter: The True Story of Captain Kidd by Richard Zacks

In today's world Kidd would have been the unwitting scapegoat for the Enron fiasco, allowing everyone else to get away Scot-free while he rotted in prison.


The Father Costume and Notable American Women by Ben Marcus

About Ben Marcus there is so much to be discussed but nothing, really, to be explained.


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