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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

8 Mile Fling

This year's Fling is going to be a battle. Just like those battles in which Eminem competes in 8-Mile. It's going to be power pop meets hip hop, the Ghetto v.

by LAURA FORTES

Here, Kitty Kitty!

Just as Phantom Planet might forever be known as "that band with the guy from Rushmore in it," Boomkat could see the same fate.

by KEVIN LO

30 Second Take

Edwin McCain has not stagnated since his fifteen minutes of pop fame, rolling out twelve reflective songs with a country twang.

by TAMMY MEISTE

They Say It's a Gateway Drug

Like its chemical namesake, the numbing and euphoric music of Morphine makes pain bearable, even pleasurable.

by FRANCEY HART

867-5AFI

The Berkeley, California-based quartet AFI crashes back onto the hardcore/punk scene with their Dreamworks debut Sing the Sorrow. AFI, which stands for A Fire Inside, imbued a goth-influenced murkiness into their trademark maelstrom and put a new spin on their melodic version of hardcore.

by JAMES SCHNEIDER

Spring Fling Preview

Slotted to open the Fling concert, OK Go will be the band playing in the background as overambitious freshman pass out on Franklin Field.

by 34TH STREET

No Silver Lining

Somebody needs to get Vic Chesnutt some Prozac. An accident while driving drunk as a teenager left him a paraplegic, and the pain and agony of his life infects every track on Silver Lake. The music and lyrics are downbeat, and if his voice were not so annoying, the CD could easily put anyone to sleep.

by TAMMY MEISTER

In the Sky With Diamonds

Get ready to embark on an introspective exploration of the musical roots from which Ben Harper has developed in his fifth studio album, Diamonds on the Inside. Backed by his band, the Innocent Criminals, Harper courageously experiments with a wide range of sounds, including reggae, Delta Blues, funk, gospel, hard rock and world music.

by BRITTANY FIORE-SILFVAST

The Fast and The Envious

What ever happened to the days when a DJ actually moved crowds with his or her dexterity at the scratching and mixing of records?

by JABARI EVANS

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