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Music

It ain't no dope show

If dropping out of the crosshairs of conservative America has disappointed Marilyn Manson, he's not showing it.

by DANIEL MCQUADE

Dave Matthews Sucks

During a short hiatus from the Dave Matthews Band, famed violinist Boyd Tinsley has put together an evocative new solo album, True Reflections. Surprisingly, Tinsley's skills as a violinist take second place to his raw, emotive vocals, as he demonstrates a new side of his musicality to audiences.

by VANESSA NICKERSON

I'm pins, you're needles, let's play

If you've ever been to a packed, standing-room-only concert, you've felt the nauseating swell of excitement and terror one can encounter while being pressed up against the body in front of you as the entire crowd sways from one direction to the next, independent of your own control.

by ANDRIA BIBLIONI

Slipper S.O.B.'S

Any mention of The Eels conjures up thoughts of quirky, playful, and oftentimes beautiful music. With songs appearing in the movies Shrek and Anniversary Party and their hit single "Novocaine for the Soul," The Eels show their pop influences but with a dark twist. Their latest release, Shootenanny!, is a venture into heavy blues territory, done according to the old Eels formula.

by WILL TUNG

St. Elsewhere

This is the most difficult Metallica album I have ever listened to, and I have listened to them all more times than I care to admit.

by ZACH SMITH

Fred Durst, said right

New wave might be thought of as a sound of the past, but with his debut album, Ethiopian-born Kenna shows that it can be very current.

by DEAN AGNOS

Canadian Beauty

In elementary school, I never understood Canada. After all, it certainly wasn't America, so I wondered what exactly they did up there.

by JOHN CARROLL

Disc Resurrection

Where the hell is my Fugees CD? Somehow, in the midst of the final exam frenzy, I seemed to have misplaced a musical masterpiece.

by PAUL FARBER

Smooth and Tasty

It's always refreshing to hear a band not afraid to bring plenty of different styles into its playing, and Soulive is just such a band.

by ALEX KOPPELMAN

New York, New York

Something wonderful is brewing in the garages of New York. With the recent success of The Strokes and Interpol, NYC has become a haven for a new wave of rockers.

by KEVIN LO

Yoga, Pilates, Hotties!

Here's a test: listen to the title track of Madonna's new album, American Life, and if you don't wince when she starts rapping, you're a true fan.

by LEHUA CHONG

A Fine Interview

It was 3:00 p.m. on Monday and I was sitting in the Street office talking on the phone with Hunter, the elusive bassist from AFI.

by JAMES SCHNEIDER

Concert Review: 150 Proof

We've been to Philly in the history of Everclear 17 times, but there ain't no fuckin' place like the Electric Factory," lead singer Art Alexakis declared to a snow white horde of cheering adolescents.

by JAMES SCHNEIDER

Prince Among Jesters

After a three year absence, Prince Paul has returned to prove once again that it's possible to make an intelligent and addictive rap album.

by JULIA FISH

...And You Will Know Us By Our Orgies

It is a Friday afternoon. Outside someone is puking and being hauled away by paramedics because they drank too much jungle juice.

by MIKE BERLIN

The Jazz Man Cometh

Charlie Hunter is a musician who has the capacity to blow your mind every time you hear him. The man invented the eight-string guitar -- 3 bass strings, 5 guitar strings, 2 pickups -- which means that he plays bass and guitar simultaneously.

by DAN SAAT

Review: ...And You Will Know Us By the Trail of Dead

Last year the Austin, Texas, quartet ...And You Will Know Us By The Trail Of Dead released Source Tags & Codes to great acclaim.

by 34TH STREET

Elephantitis: The Good Kind

The White Stripes weren't kidding around when they titled their latest album. Elephant hits like a stampede of blues-injected garage rock, ready to rip and wrangle at the same time.

by KEVIN LO

Disc Ressurection

I have a confession to make. I have a horrible secret, one that may ruin any bits of a social life I have here at Penn, one that I did my best to keep secret, a part of my life I thought closed when I left all those who knew me as a child.

by ALEX KOPPELMAN

Woman on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown?

Chan, you disappoint. Excited by the prospect of witnessing the spectacle that is the usual Cat Power show/emotional breakdown, in the end all we were treated to was the standard live version of your CD concert.

by BETH FALKOF

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