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MUSIC REVIEW- Noir night: Drifting and dreaming at Gravity
Published on May 5th, 2005
0 comments <P><B>Dave's True Story<BR>at Gravity Lounge<BR>Sunday, May 1 <P></B>By DAMANI HARRISON DAMANI@READTHEHOOK.COM <P>Wouldn't it be cool to have a place in town...
Faded memory: The lady and the tramp
Published on May 5th, 2005
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Noir night: Drifting and dreaming at Gravity
Published on May 5th, 2005
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Thumbthing missing: Don't pick up
Published on Apr 28th, 2005
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Cornucopia: Full weekend of tip-top tunes
Published on Apr 28th, 2005
0 comments Athens Boys Choir and Amy Ray at Starr HillFriday, April 22 Fighting Gravityat Starr HillSaturday, April 23 Ryloat Atomic Burrito>BR>Saturday, April 23 Every once and a while I suit up and...
No recess! You're in high school again
Published on Apr 28th, 2005
0 comments Saturday night at Twisted Branch Tea Bazaar was like being in high school again, though with noticeably hipper surroundings than the lime green-tiled hallways that haunted my youth. The evening of...
Clipse eclipsed: Blaze spins as Malice walks
Published on Apr 21st, 2005
0 comments Man Mountain Jr at Orbit Billiardsand Just Blaze/Clipseat Fry's Spring Beach ClubSaturday, April 16 Saturday I was torn. Man Mountain Jr. was playing at Orbit's on the Corner, an event I'd looked...
Hotel Virginian: When Don Henley meets G. Love
Published on Apr 21st, 2005
0 comments Chris Jamison The VirginianApril 13 The Virginian was unusually lively last Wednesday night, bulging with bodies (mostly female) to an extent that would have been impressive even on a weekend....
Fair weather: But Bums keep fans inside
Published on Apr 14th, 2005
0 comments Published April 14,2005, in issue 0415 of the Hook The Fair Weather Bumsat Miller'sTuesday, April 5 BY MARK GRABOWSKI TUNES@READTHEHOOK.COM When the weather outside is frightful, Miller's is often...
Rockin' soul: Pure and simple southern sounds
Published on Apr 14th, 2005
0 comments Mofro at Starr Hill Music HallSunday, April 10 Imagine Blackwater, Florida. Probably on the panhandle of the state, or maybe in the less explored regions of the northern neck of the woods....
Chameleons: Green changes to mellow
Published on Apr 7th, 2005
0 comments Clarence Green's Chameleon Project at Gravity LoungeWednesday, March 30 In the last week I've been more conscious of my position as a music critic than I probably have ever been before. I had the...
Unexpected: Love that minimalism!
Published on Apr 7th, 2005
0 comments Published April 7, 2005 in issue 0414 of the Hook FlutterTwisted Branch Tea BazaarFriday, April 1 BY MARK GRABOWSKI TUNES@READTHEHOOK.COM Like a radio station run by schizophrenics, with set lists...
Now I'm 64: Jam band's riffs grow on you
Published on Mar 31st, 2005
0 comments   The Butterhouse Bandat JabberwockyFriday, March 25 I must be getting soft in my old age. There was a time when the mere suggestion that I review a band that leaned to the jam left me boiling...
Twofer: A weekend of heady rock
Published on Mar 31st, 2005
0 comments Engine Down Starr Hill Music HallFriday, March 25 & The Mars Volta: Frances The Mute (Strummer Recordings) 'Twas a weekend of rock, and all was well. It began on Thursday when my couch...
Butchers rule: Could Burrito be new Rose?
Published on Mar 24th, 2005
0 comments The Butchers and Hillbilly Werewolfat Atomic BurritoSaturday, March 19 Saturday night was my first trip to Atomic Burrito for anything but tasty comestibles, and I have to say I was surprised at how...
The worst: Even cover bands need zip
Published on Mar 24th, 2005
0 comments Blackacerat JabberwockySaturday, March 19 This is the second article I've written about Blackacer. The first was never published because my hard drive crashed mid-sentence. Maybe it was a sign from...
Cookin': Catch a prodigy while you can
Published on Mar 17th, 2005
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Moody Monday: Kicking back at South Street
Published on Mar 17th, 2005
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Dynamic duo: Collaborators create magic
Published on Mar 10th, 2005
0 comments Handsome Boy Modeling School: White People (Atlantic Records) Lately a few people have commented that I have a very "fair" way of reviewing acts– in the sense that I seldom completely...
Wide range: Turbine continues the streak
Published on Mar 10th, 2005
0 comments 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...
Golden pipes: Working on a weekday
Published on Mar 3rd, 2005
0 comments William 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...
Take two: Talented locals keep scene lively
Published on Mar 3rd, 2005
0 comments Lux 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...
Beating the odds: Stumbling into enjoyment
Published on Feb 24th, 2005
0 comments LagerhythmOrbitFriday, 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...
Where it's at: Ukranian Band brings house down
Published on Feb 24th, 2005
0 comments Gogol 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...
Crowded house: A good first impression
Published on Feb 17th, 2005
0 comments Full 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...
Touching: Emotions go deep with bluesmen
Published on Feb 17th, 2005
0 comments Cephas 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...
Non-native soul: Plainly audience favorites
Published on Feb 10th, 2005
0 comments The 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...
Sounds familiar: Blue Merle's not hiding influences
Published on Feb 10th, 2005
0 comments Blue 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...
Good vibrations: Music to soothe miseries
Published on Feb 3rd, 2005
0 comments   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-...
Island boys: Guano happens softly, easily
Published on Feb 3rd, 2005
0 comments The 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...