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J-Phlip Dodges a skip at Beauty & the Beats

On any Thursday night at Barfly in Champaign, someone will inevitably cause one of J-Phlip's records to skip. A wall separates the DJ booth from the crawlspace-like excuse for a dance floor at Barfly. That wall...
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Sincerely Calvin

1. Name five bands or musicians that you would want at your show. Snoop Dogg ... cuz he'd bring all the hoes. Beethoven ... cuz haven't you ever wondered what he looks like in person? A couple of the Spice Gi...
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SXSW Festival takes over Austin, Texas

At any other time, in any other place, it might seem odd for me to find myself sitting in a room at 4 a.m. with a legendary punk rocker sitting on the chair to my left, two-thirds of one of the more influential...
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More Than Covers

Come without any preconceived notions," suggests Dark Star Orchestra rhythm guitarist and vocalist Rob Eaton, concerning his band's upcoming performance at The Canopy Club. That might be hard for those who are ...
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Sound Ground #69

A welcome development in 2005 is the expansion, or restoration, of Cameo Turret. Founded in Billings, Mont., by Kip and Rachel Brandstadter, it matured into a rock quartet before the couple relocated to Champai...
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The Hurly-Burly

The Dandy Warhols have announced completion of their fifth LP, named Odditorium or Warlords of Mars, and have set a summer release date via Capitol. Ryan Adams will release his latest LP Cold Roses via Lost Hi...