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Deacon In Wonderland

Here are some words I'm not going to use in the following article: day-glo, nerd, neon, hallucinatory, spastic, spazz, demented, frenzy, wacky, ebullient, man-child, shenanigans, awesome.

by STEVE MCLAUGHLIN

Creatures Of the Night

It's really too bad that The O.C. was cancelled before Columbia-grads Vampire Weekend arrived on the scene.

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This Week in Music

Tonight: Vampire Weekend First Unitarian Church, All Ages Vampire Weekend turns out indie-pop gems with a touch of afro-pop (see our review on page 15). These Ivy League grads just signed a deal with XL Recordings and are poised to explode on the scene.

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Blacked Out Beats

If you like Hot Chip, chances are you enjoy dancing. 2006's The Warning instilled in you "the joy of repetition," and you're ready for more.

by FRANCIS WRIGHT

Walk a Mile in My Xius

4 Stars For a cover song to merit existence, it should enhance appreciation for the original and bring an entirely new manner of seeing, feeling and hearing the song.

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The Week in Music

Thursday, 1/31: Public Enemy and The Roots The Trocadero, All Ages Go down to Chinatown and catch the Artists For Heat benefit concert, featuring hip hop legends Public Enemy and The Roots and a special DJ set from Ali Shaheed Muhammad of A Tribe Called Quest.

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Just The Two of Us

With the Comcast Center (now the tallest building in Center City) nearing completion, Philadelphia continues to lose its quaint charm in favor of a new-found love for the grandiose.

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Defibrillator

Jellyfish Spilt Milk 1993 A brute force of power pop, the glam rockers of Jellyfish were overshadowed by flannel-clad grunge bands popular at the time of their '93 release of Spilt Milk, a symphonic gem that features heavily layered guitars, organs and Queen-like harmonies.

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Vampire Weekend Review

It's really too bad that The O.C. was cancelled before Columbia-grads Vampire Weekend arrived on the scene.

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The Week in Music

Thursday, 1/31: Public Enemy and The Roots The Trocadero, All Ages Go down to Chinatown and catch the Artists For Heat benefit concert, featuring hip hop legends Public Enemy and The Roots and a special DJ set from Ali Shaheed Muhammad of A Tribe Called Quest.

by 34TH STREET

A Holy Matrimony

The Starlight Ballroom was designed for dancing. As you walk into the place, a disco ball throws deceiving patterns of colored light on the wide dance floor, informing you that you didn't come here to stand still.

by MAX HAS

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Heavily Distorted Views

The Magnetic Fields, the best of singer-songwriter Stephin Merritt's many personalities, has been fairly quiet this decade.

by NICKY BERGER

Four must-see shows

Thursday, 1/24: Dave Elkins & Kevin Devine North Star Bar, all ages Head out to the North Star Bar for a night of acoustic jams with singer-songwriters Dave Elkins (frontman of the band Mae) and Kevin Devine.

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Year in Music: 2007

Haven't been paying attention to music for the past year? Don't worry, we have. From rehab to reunions, digital downloading to living legends, 2007 was an exciting time to be a music fan.

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Defibrillator

Bedouin Soundclash Sounding a Mosaic 2004 Sounding a Mosaic, the 2004 release from Canadian reggae-rockers Bedouin Soundclash, flew far below the radar when it dropped, especially in the United States.

by MAX HAS

Pussy Power

Cover albums are usually the efforts of aging musicians - the Barry Manilows and Michael McDonalds of the world - looking to make one last cash grab.

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music player holiday gift guide

Picking out the right Holiday Gift for a tech-savvy college student can be a chore. Street makes it simple with the most cutting edge products for "rocking out" to that new Seattle sound.

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the glass harmonica

This holiday season's most sophisticated gift for the adventurous music-lover is... the Glass Harmonica.

by LIZA ST. JAMES

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