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Wide range: Turbine continues the streak MUSIC REVIEW- Wide range: Turbine continues the streak Published March 10, 2005 in issue 0410 of the Hook TurbineFellini's No. 9Thursday, March 3 BY MARK GRABOWSKI TUNES@READTHEHOOK.COM Fellini's...read more Mar 10th, 2005
Golden pipes: Working on a weekdayWilliam Walter Acoustic Trioat OrbitFebruary 22 Last Tuesday was the pilot run of my new "Go out and see shows during the week so my weekend is totally free" plan, and I have to say things turned...read more Mar 3rd, 2005
Take two: Talented locals keep scene livelyLux PerpetuaHow to Tell a Lie With...< BR> Jim Gagnon Freedom: May All Beings Know Peace  This has been a good week, snow notwithstanding. Nothing makes me feel better than being...read more Mar 3rd, 2005
Beating the odds: Stumbling into enjoymentLagerhythmOrbitFriday, February 18 Though my intentions were to see local soul-masters The Hamiltons perform at Starr Hill's cocktail lounge Saturday night, my inability to locate a seat in the...read more Feb 24th, 2005
Where it's at: Ukranian Band brings house downGogol BordelloLive Arts DownstageFriday, February 18 Believe the hype. That's pretty much all I have to say about Gogol Bordello. But since that doesn't make for a very interesting article, I'll try...read more Feb 24th, 2005
Crowded house: A good first impressionFull Circleat Miller'sFriday, February 11 For some reason, everyone decided that last Friday night was go time. Parking downtown was nigh impossible, and a quick peek into Fellini's No. 9 (which the...read more Feb 17th, 2005
Touching: Emotions go deep with bluesmenCephas and Wigginsat the PrismSaturday, February 12 Cephas and Wiggins played at the Prism Coffeehouse this past Saturday, and most of you weren't there. It was a miracle that I was there myself. I...read more Feb 17th, 2005
Non-native soul: Plainly audience favoritesThe Allison Fletcher 5at Dürty Nelly'sFebruary 4 Though shows at Dürty Nelly's are usually well attended, I have never had any trouble getting a choice seat a little while after the band starts...read more Feb 10th, 2005
Sounds familiar: Blue Merle's not hiding influencesBlue MerleThe Fires EP (Island/Def Jam) In case you're not in the know about Blue Merle, let me catch you up on the current buzz. The Tennessee band members are Red Light Management's (aka Coran...read more Feb 10th, 2005
Good vibrations: Music to soothe miseries  Mission Tsunamiat The English InnSunday, January 30 The response in the U.S. to the great tsunami in southeast Asia has been tremendous. Everywhere you look, there's a benefit or fund-...read more Feb 3rd, 2005
Island boys: Guano happens softly, easilyThe Guano Boys  at Fellini's No. 9 January 28 The Guano Boys' show at Fellini's No. 9 last Friday night was years in the making– for me at least. I've been a resident of this town for a...read more Feb 3rd, 2005
DJ Duo: Spinners banish the coldDJ Third Degree and DJ Bovay at Atomic Burrito Saturday, January 22 The cold has come. Personally, I can't stand it. Any weather below 60 degrees is too chilly for my bones. Conversely, I was...read more Jan 27th, 2005
Singular sermon: Looking both back and aheadPublished January 27, 2004, in issue 0404 of the Hook The Arcade Fire: Funeral (Merge) BY MARK GRABOWSKI TUNES@READTHEHOOK.COM Mixing lo-fi beauty with the pains and pleasures of living on their full...read more Jan 27th, 2005
Bluesy introduction: Only one #9Fulton Patrick and the Fulltones with guitarist Arik VanBrocklin  Fellini's No. 9January 14 Last Friday night was my first trip to the beautifully renovated Fellini's No. 9, and although I didn...read more Jan 20th, 2005
Deep purple: Station goes 'members' onlyAmerican Dumpster  StationJanuary 16 "I think he's playing your theme song." She leaned in and spoke the words with a sly grin. I could barely hear her through the muffled music coming from the...read more Jan 20th, 2005
Dynamic duo: Sweet infection from northern twins252"> The HooK: MUSIC REVIEW- Dynamic duo: Sweet infection from northern twins BODY { scrollbar-arrow-color: white; scrollbar-base-color: black; scrollbar-face-color...read more Jan 13th, 2005
Ghetto Jamiroquai: Cooling tea, smokin' tunes252"> The HooK: MUSIC REVIEW- Ghetto Jamiroquai: Cooling tea, smokin' tunes // >> classifieds  >> personals  >> advertise  >> contacts...read more Jan 13th, 2005
Family Affair: A Hunter gatheringBlake Hunter, Peter Hunter, Debbie Hunter, Tom O'Connor, Paul Rosner, Teswar Wood at Twisted Branch Tea BazaarJanuary 1 There was this house, a huge log cabin with various rooms and inlets, an...read more Jan 6th, 2005
Slim pickings: Rasta la vista, babyShayar and Krooshal Forceat Miller'sJanuary 1 Options were quite slim last Saturday night– the exodus of students for the holidays, the hangovers being nursed from the New Year's celebrations...read more Jan 6th, 2005
Pure grandeur: Spellbinding sound-scapes>>Ostinato: Left Too Far Behind  (Exile On Mainstream Records) F**k Phil Spector. Ostinato's Left Too Far Behind has the real Wall of Sound. The distortion on the group's second album,...read more Dec 23rd, 2004