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2008 Stories by HOBEY ECHLIN

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  • The Raveonettes at the Glass House and Detroit Bar

    published February 28, 2008

    These Danes Cook The Raveonettes lust noise pop, with bittersweet melancholy Sune Rose Wagner and Sharin Foo are... More >>

  • [CD Review] Various Artists, Controversy (Rapster) and Travis Sullivan's Bjorkestra, Enjoy! (Koch)

    published February 21, 2008

    Cover records have been a recurring evil in the alt-rock canon; for every public radio fave change-up (Jose Gonzalez's "Love Will Tear Us... More >>

  • The Walkmen’s Costa Mesa Invasion

    published February 21, 2008

    The Seminal Nostalgiacs The Walkmen have influenced some of your favorite bands If you want to know where... More >>

  • Something Rockin' in Denmark: Why HorrorPops left their homeland to reimagine American music

    published February 14, 2008

    "In Denmark, if they're really rocking out, they're listening to Coldplay," says Henrik Niedermeier. Which is why he and the other... More >>

  • Single-Minded Funkiness

    published February 7, 2008

    The electronic-music boom of the mid-'90s was especially unkind to American alt-hip-hop DJs like Cut Chemist and DJ Shadow. Major labels keen... More >>

  • [cd review] Bob Mould

    published February 7, 2008

    After a career spanning the '80s post-punk of Hüsker Dü to the '90s alt-rock of Sugar, with solo efforts acoustic and electronic... More >>

  • [cd review] One Be Lo

    published February 7, 2008

    Though One Be Lo has been an underground hip-hop legend for nearly a decade since his Binary Star dropped Masters of the Universe,... More >>

  • [CD Review] Clutchy Hopkins

    published January 31, 2008

    Much has been made of the JT LeRoy-like mystery surrounding Clutchy Hopkins' identity: A MySpace page and a host of YouTube vids recall a... More >>

  • Hit Tingles

    published January 31, 2008

    Yes, Colbie Caillat's dad is Ken Caillat, co-producer of Fleetwood Mac's Rumours. But, as she is just 22, her memories of Fleetwood... More >>

  • [CD Review] Beck

    published January 24, 2008

    When Odelay dropped in 1996, it was, as comedian Steven Wright once quipped, so far ahead of its time nobody was there yet. With its... More >>

  • Saved by Lord Byron and Lil Wayne

    published January 10, 2008

    Lord Byron and Lil Wayne saved Sole. The 30-year-old rapper—who co-founded the young, gifted and white post-hip-hop collective... More >>

  • CD Review

    published January 10, 2008

    Solvent's Jason Amm is an anomaly among new-jack new-wave producers. He mines IDM and techno's fetish for tricked-out drum sounds like a... More >>

  • CD Review

    published January 3, 2008

    Most of this Justice-style, indie-dance stuff pulls dance music away from the soulful abstraction of the best house and techno. Instead, the... More >>

  • Accidents Will Rappin'

    published January 3, 2008

    Sparrow Love Crew are a rap band, but they look more like Barenaked Ladies on laundry day—the Canadian band, not nude women. But compared... More >>

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