Around the Voice: Dum Dum Girls' Past Gets Unwrapped
Every week, we gather some interesting stuff from our sister Village
Voice Media publications' music sections. Just for kicks. Here's last
Owl City has a song called "Hello Seattle" and Seattle
TicketsSun., Dec. 11, 7:30pm
Django Festival Allstars
TicketsSun., Dec. 11, 8:00pm
Ms. Lauryn Hill - The MLH Caravan: A Diaspora Calling! Concert Series
TicketsSun., Dec. 11, 8:30pm
Gold Coast Jazz: Jon Faddis Quartet
TicketsWed., Dec. 14, 7:45pm
TicketsThu., Dec. 15, 7:30pm
Weekly likes that fact.
The story behind Sonny Smith's 100 Records, an exhibit of fake album covers, resides in the SF Weekly.
LA Weekly's Chris Martins does a strong bit of investigative reporting in his profile of Dum Dum Girls frontwoman Dee Dee, AKA ex-Grand Ole Party's Kristin Gundred.
Even Erykah Badu gets starstruck during a conversation with the Dallas
"That's Horshack!" she screams with glee. "That's Arnold
Horshack! I just saw Arnold Horshack from Welcome Back, Kotter!
Just walking down the road! On Park and 34th!"
In Village Voice, Rob Harvilla's always-mesmerizing
prose regarding Badu's even-more-mesmerizing New Amerykah Part
Two: Return of the Ankh, Rich Juzwiak pulls no punches regarding
Usher's newest release, Raymond v. Raymond:
Perhaps this show-and-no-tell is Usher lying to us to
re-energize his career. Perhaps it's something more diabolical, a
smoke-and-mirrors exploitation to dupe those who care too much about his
personal life into buying music that barely mentions it. Either way,
he's too occupied to explain: Raymond mostly explores its hero's status
as a gay divorcé (no homo, as far as we can tell).
Riverfront Times hosts a fun look
back at Tegan and Sara's 1999 hairstyles before digging into the Sainthood
goodies, and a round-up of Cheap Trick's activity during South by
Southwest with a Q&A
with Robin Zander and Rick Neilsen.
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