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 Nov 15 - 21, 2012 
Articulating The Limbs

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Articulating The Limbs

Blues-rock revival gets hyper-local

By Lizzy Von Stange
Lizzy Von Stange chats with bluesy rock and roll duo The Limbs about classical training, musical influences and touring aspirations.
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Todd Eric Lovato
Nagmin Choi

Album Release

Big in South Korea

Danceable Americana duo unveils debut album

By Jim Phillips
Jim Phillips reports on banjo-pop project Todd and the Fox’s stateside album release.
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Aural Fixation

Plenty of Doubt

Racist video mars old band's return to relevance

By Marisa Demarco
Marisa Demarco meditates on the many reasons why No Doubt’s “Looking Hot” video is racist and highly offensive.

Sonic Reducer

Prince Rama Top Ten Hits of the End of the World · Bomba Estéreo Elegencia Tropical · Dinosaur Jr. I Bet on Sky

This week, we listened to Prince Rama, Bomba Estéreo and Dinosaur Jr.
Autumn Chacon

Flyer on the Wall

Gallup / Burque Gallop

By Samantha Anne Carrillo
This week’s Flyer on the Wall allegorizes the power of community-powered radio and announces a joint birthday party for KNIZ 90.1 FM and Small Engine Gallery.
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Franks and Deans
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EVENT HORIZON (Thursday, Feb 23)

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

By August March
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. We'll it's 2017 and such has indeed come to pass. The name of the band is Franks and 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 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 Seven Hoods—that adds affable nuance to legendary, mid-century American popular music. Band members Rob DeTie, Pip Ullemeyer, Hoss and Arpee Sampson III 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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