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Walkmen

When the Walkmen’s plangent anthem “We’ve Been Had” showed up in a Saturn commercial, fans understandably winced. Selling out is one thing, but the way the admen had transformed an […]

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Luomo

Finnish producer Sasu Ripatti made his name in the late 90s with a series of noisy ambient dubscapes–and though several of them were credited to Conoco and Sistol, that name […]

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Dirtbombs

“We’re not a garage band,” claim Detroit’s Dirtbombs on their Web site–which is pretty rich considering that front man Mick Collins more or less single-handedly launched the Motor City’s garage […]

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Knowing Cairo

KNOWING CAIRO, Rivendell Theatre Ensemble, at Victory Gardens Theater. If you left at intermission–and few would blame you–you might think that Andrea Stolowitz had flunked playwriting 101. Cranky 80-year-old German […]