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From Norway to our Bay: A Q&A with Sorcerer

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Daniel Judd of Sorcerer likes racquet sports, so I found it hard to talk about music when I interviewed him. But I like Sorcerer's White Magic so much -- in fact, as I post this interview, I'm listening to it -- that for once I was able to shut up about tennis. Read more »

From Norway to Our Bay: A Q&A with Dominique Leone

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Yeah, this week’s cover story on Oslo-San Francisco beyond-disco connections is pretty damn long. But there wasn’t enough room to note all of Dominique Leone’s activities. In addition to his November EP on Lindstrom’s Feedelity label, Leone is also readying an LP for release next year. Read more »

Killer queens and Hallo-weiners

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Sorry, the above should say Hallo-winners, not Hallo-weiners -- but I'm hella-halla hungover, and that's why this posting is, well, late. BUT! There so much devilishly great stuff happening this Halloweekend and beyond that I'm running out of annoying puns -- a thankful first! Read more »

Giddy, yup! New Young Pony Club makes us frisky

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By Todd Lavoie

“New Who What Huh?!” All right, maybe the name doesn’t exactly flow from the tongue in gently rolling syllables on the first go-round, but try it with me now, slowly, steadily: New Young Pony Club. Ah, there you are. Very nice. Again. New Young Pony Club. Great. Quick - now three times fast. Now you’re in fine shape for this coming Monday. Why, you ask? Read more »

Hot Swiss Beethoven

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You may not love to listen to Beethoven like Annie Lennox's fabulously unravelling housewife .... Read more »

From Norway to our Bay: A Q&A with Lindstrøm

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Over the course of the next week I'll be posting Q&As with all of the music-makers featured in this week's "From Norway to our Bay" cover story. What better person to kick things off with than Hans-Peter Lindstrøm, the Oslo maestro behind many great tracks and the man behind Feedelity Recordings? Read more »

And the dreidl will rock

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I have a new obsession: www.jewsrock.org. I found the site while researching an old obsession, NOFX’s “The Brews” (I was trying to prove to a friend that it wasn’t a cover of another song, and that, in fact, the song she thought was the original was actually Manic Hispanic’s cover of “The Brews,” called “Cruise”), and nearly fell off my chair. The only thing I love more than punning and pro-Jewish jokes is rock music. And combining all three? Read more »

CMJ 2007: Deerhunter, Japanther, Islands, Santogold, and more cake for all

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Mighty Reatard-ed. All photos by Michael Harkin.

By Michael Harkin

There had been murmurs all week among college radio music-director types that this year’s CMJ line-up wasn’t as cool as in years past, and this seems correct to a certain degree. For one thing, there should have been more hip-hop and electronic showcases than there were, even if only to break up the obvious indie-rock bent of the overall conference. Read more »

Dethklok! Dethklok! Dethklok!

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By Duncan Scott Davidson

Dethklok, “the most brutal band in the world” and stars of Adult Swim’s juggernaut of animated murder, Metalocalypse, are on a nationwide tour in support of their recently released Dethalbum (Williams Street), which peaked at number three on the Billboard Hard Rock Album charts and reached number 21 on the Billboard 200, making it the best-selling death metal album of all time. Read more »

Survival of the fitty: Siouxsie Sioux shows no sign of slowing

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Siouxsie Sioux, right, accepting a Peta
humanitarian award at a 2006 ceremony.
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