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Amy Miles

A nanny by day and a cage dancer by night; Amy Miles has an indecisive nature. She’s also been an art school drop out and a waitress in her 12 years as a New Yorker. Maybe it’s because of her need for the night life. “My first record, Dirty Stay Out (2002), was about the girl who stays out all ... Read More »

The Twilight Singers: She Loves You

The first time I saw The Twilight Singers was in 2003 at Cleveland’s Grog Shop. The small club was fairly packed, which in truth means there were about 100 people. I’ve been a longtime fan of Greg Dulli and his music with The Afghan Whigs. For various reasons I was unable to see The Whigs in concert, and this would ... Read More »

A Quick Trip Hop Primer

Searching for a primer on Trip Hop is like trying to find Atlantis. There are a lot of clues pointing you in the right direction, but nobody just tells you where it’s at. In order to ease some of the pain, I’ve developed an introductory course to begin your trip hop studies. 1. Portishead – Dummy Widely considered to be ... Read More »