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Review: Idlewild – Warnings-Promises

After the huge success of Warnings-Promises following its March release in the UK, Idlewild have decided to take the United States for a spin. Though the rock five-piece are Scottish born and bred, Americans should have no trouble embracing them. In fact, they take much of their inspiration from classic American rock artists, and recorded the album with producer Tony ... Read More »

Review: Thievery Corporation at the 9:30 Club 7/28/05

In order to see one of the most diverse groups of people gathered in one place, you only need go to a Thievery Corporation concert. All ages, ethnicities, and types of music fans gathered together at the first of three sold-out shows at the 9:30 Club in Washington, DC. The queue began at about 6:30, though the doors did not ... Read More »

REVIEW: Frank Black Goes Nashville With Honeycomb

Honeycomb, Frank Black’s first solo album since 1996’s The Cult of Ray, takes any preconceived notions of the legendary Pixies founder’s indie and punk leanings, and turns them upside down. Black has gone the way of Dylan’s Blonde on Blonde, seamlessly blending his native rock with blues, soul, folk and country. The album flows like honey as the title suggests, ... Read More »

2005 Music Festival Guide

Where can you be muddy, hot as hell, dehydrated, hungry, and packed like a sardine in a tin can, and still not have a care in the world? At a music festival! And even though Coachella, T in the Park, Live 8, Glastonbury, and the Intonation Music Festival have passed, there are still plenty of opportunities to attend gatherings of ... Read More »

Documentary: 930 F Street

On May 30, 1980, music history was made with the opening of the 930 Club in the Atlantis building in Washington, DC. Post-punk jazz Lounge Lizards and local new wave band Tiny Desk Unit headlined the opening show, then located at the downtown address that gave it its name, 930 F Street, NW. Since then, the club has moved locations ... Read More »