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11 Feb 2004 // 1:00 AM

The Super Furry Animals are purveyors of hauntingly memorable rock music that stands as a tessellation of sounds: lilting West Coast rock, trippy psychedelia, garagey

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11 Feb 2004 // 1:00 AM

In the wake of its debut release, Love Is Here, Starsailor charted a course towards the vast sea of rock stardom - or, at least,

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RJD2 Pretty Girls Make Graves Jason Molina I suppose if you’re an indie rock fan, you might be naturally drawn to the DIY attitude.

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11 Feb 2004 // 1:00 AM

The Notwist After years of sitting idle within one of the city’s most vibrant neighbourhoods, Montreal’s Cabaret Du Plateau has only recently been

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3 Feb 2004 // 1:00 AM

Postmodernism has jacked it all up. In its wake, the cultural zeitgeist of irony has become so prevalent and requisite that plain old earnestness ceases

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3 Feb 2004 // 1:00 AM

Being a pop music contrarian can’t be easy. What a subtle sense of timing and skill it must take to jump off Band X’

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19 Jan 2004 // 1:00 AM

The Unicorns When the red velvet curtains slid open on the Southpaw stage, I was surprised to see three men adorned in pink and white

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19 Jan 2004 // 1:00 AM

The Unicorns In a world where the Jim Rose Circus can survive a decade and even inspire a reality program; there must be something of

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19 Jan 2004 // 1:00 AM

The current fad for all things New York New Wave has come to us via the NYC “hipster” scene, a scene defined by self-absorption and

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19 Jan 2004 // 1:00 AM

Photo credit: Kelly Davidson At first I thought Joe’s Pub was an odd venue choice for the Dresden Dolls, self-described as a “Brechtian punk

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19 Jan 2004 // 1:00 AM

Not everyone likes Belle & Sebastian. When Leo backed out of a birthday party to attend their final European gig of 2003, an annoyed friend helpfully

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18 Dec 2003 // 1:00 AM

Photo credit: Christine Jakab Small towns are like internal bleeding. A perfectly pristine shell can be a thin ruse for something toxic this way coming.

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18 Dec 2003 // 1:00 AM

The last time Maynard James Keenan was in his old hometown to play a rock show was with his other band, Tool, on September 11, 2001. To

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18 Dec 2003 // 1:00 AM

The only thing that tops hearing “Succexy”—the shit-kicking superpop social commentary that is an instant calling card for Metric’s debut Old World Underground,

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18 Dec 2003 // 1:00 AM

After a year-long hiatus from the frigid winter confines of New York City, the Boys arrived back in town to promote their recently released album,

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18 Dec 2003 // 1:00 AM

Gazing out over a grimy dance floor littered with crushed cans of Red Stripe, Zia McCabe (keyboard, key bass, tambourine, additional vocals) briefly considers my

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18 Dec 2003 // 1:00 AM

Live music is almost always a worthwhile venture. Even a bad show can have its merits: hey, you went out, saw a show, mingled, heard

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10 Dec 2003 // 1:00 AM

The first time I saw Saintface was several months ago, in August at the Mercury Lounge. I had heard they were Brit poppy, so I

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10 Dec 2003 // 1:00 AM

MirahPhoto credit: Ariana Jacob The BlowPhoto credit: Forest Martain Thank goodness for basement shows. House shows are always a thrill but a show in the

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10 Dec 2003 // 1:00 AM

If you don’t know Jorma, you don’t know Jack… It doesn’t matter what the weather conditions are outside; anytime Jack Casady and

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