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Wednesday, Aug. 30, 2006 12:00 am

Roots’ Game Theory heads a list a much-anticipated fall releases

CD EXCHANGE: This fall you’ll find Vinyl Static holed up in a closet somewhere with headphones and a compact-disc player — is Vinyl Static the only one still using a CD player? — ind
Wednesday, Aug. 23, 2006 12:00 am

OutKast is back, and Beyoncé’s fighting mad

CD EXCHANGE OutKast is back, finally. Last Tuesday the Dirty South duo unleashed Idlewild, an album to accompany the new film, set in the Prohibition era, that’s coming out Aug. 25. The release
Thursday, Aug. 17, 2006 12:00 am

A Legend in his own time

SINGLES ONLY John Legend has doled out the first single from Once Again, the yet-to-be-released 2006 follow-up to his Grammy-winning debut Get Lifted. “Save Room” finds the dapper piano
Thursday, Aug. 10, 2006 12:00 am

Erase Errata slide in where riot grrrls leave off; A Tribe Called Quest in Chicago; Outkast "collaborates"

CD exchange Experimental electro-punk trio Erase Errata released their third album, Nightlife, on July 25, unleashing a collection of punk tracks that slide in where riot grrrls such as Bikini Kill le
Wednesday, Aug. 2, 2006 12:00 am

Yo La Tengo will kick your behind; Tabakin hits town on Saturday

SINGLES ONLY By no stretch of the imagination does Yo La Tengo look cool. The Hoboken, N.J., trio doesn’t subscribe to any hipster conventions — nary an ironic mustache or trucker cap to b
Wednesday, July 26, 2006 12:00 am

The Ditty Bops play the Hilton on Sunday, and other shows of note

The Ditty Bops love to ride bikes. Instead of jamming into a cramped van for their 2006 summer tour, the jazzy duo decided to put shoe to pedal and log some miles on a couple of two-wheelers, and they
Wednesday, July 19, 2006 12:00 am

With a new album and a new lineup, Springfield's favorite indie rock band hits the road

The small makeshift rock club overflows with fans. Kids line the walls, standing on ledges and leaning in to cop a view. The lead singer strikes the first chord on his guitar. The crowd moves and brea
Wednesday, July 19, 2006 12:00 am

Latin-flavored psych-pop returns, nearly 30 years after disbanding

In the music industry, second chances are like flying saucers, so rarely seen that they beg the question “Do they really exist?” And yet, on very rare occasions, a once-promising musician
Wednesday, July 12, 2006 12:00 am

Meet Aloe Blacc; the Roots hit the Pageant Theatre

CD EXCHANGE: With R. Kelly busy basking in the glow of his mesmerizing car wreck of a miniseries, Trapped in the Closet, the R&B world has hit a bit of a drought when it comes to male si
Thursday, July 6, 2006 12:00 am

A short guide to Taste of Downtown’s musical offerings

I like American music, and not just the Violent Femmes’ tune, either. This weekend, Taste of Downtown’s American Music Show presents a tiny slice of our vast music scene to enter


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