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 V.21 No.52 | December 27 - January 2, 2013 
Macro and Micro Music Review
The Mindy Set
The Mindy Set

Music to Your Ears

The Mindy Set vs. Chinese Love Beads

Captain America waxes poetic about reunions of The Mindy Set and Chinese Love Beads.
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Aural Fixation

Macro and Micro Music Review

Sonic news in 2012

Peruse an attempt to milk some meaning out of 2012’s music news.

Sonic Reducer

Unwound Live Leaves · Fort Hobo Michael · Death Convention Singers Death Convention Singers

This week, we listened to new releases by Unwound, Fort Hobo and Death Convention Singers.
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

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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