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 V.22 No.6 | February 7 - 13, 2013 
The Mystic Myth of the Love Song

Aural Fixation

The Mystic Myth of the Love Song

Staff writer Mark Lopez makes a study of modern and vintage love songs in this Love Issue feature.
Slim Cessna’s Auto Club
Gary Isaacs

Music to Your Ears

Sate your cravings for alt.country/gothabilly, rarefied postmodern composition and hip-hop with a little help from Music to Your Ears.

Sonic Reducer

Sharon Needles PG-13 · The Joy Formidable Wolf's Law · Ancient VVisdom Deathlike

This week, we listened to new releases from Sharon Needles, The Joy Formidable and Ancient VVisdom.
Franks and Deans
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EVENT HORIZON (Thursday, Feb 23)

Buoyant and Rambling

Franks & Deans • punk rock, rock 'n' roll • Shrewd • Punctured Muffler • Silent Crush • metal

At some point during the progression of meta-ultra-postmodernism, it was only natural that a band covering Rat Pack tunes revisioned as rambling ska paeans or blisteringly buoyant punk anthems based on the imbibing and love-making habits of dudes like Frank Sinatra and Dean Martin would rise from the rocanrol cauldron. Well it's 2017 and such has indeed come to pass. The name of the band is Franks & Deans. They've succeeded by inflecting the sweepingly romantic, sometimes melancholy and nearly always self-referential ditties of these post-war, pre-rock vocal heroes with good-natured rhythms and danceable guitar leads—as well as an updated fashion sense that seems to borrow more from ZZ Top's summer style guide than from Robin and the 7 Hoods—that adds affable nuance to legendary, mid-century American popular music. Band members Rob DeTie, Mike "Pip" Ullemeyer, Hoss and Sampson await your indulgence at Low Spirits on Thursday, Feb. 23, and the admission price of $5 sure as heck beats dropping “Three Coins in the Fountain.”
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