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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

You Minus Me ≠ Us

The ambiguities that pervade our fair language consistently astound me. My most recent rendezvous with wooly English occurred during a stroll through the music department of the Bookstore.

by ERIC ZIELER

Finger Lickin' Bad

Truly excruciating from beginning to end, Crooked Fingers's third full-length album falls embarrassingly short of endurable.

by JAMES SCHNEIDER

Love Hurts

The Kills are another boy-girl indie band that conjures up memories of the White Stripes, but where their contemporaries failed, The Kills succeed.

by MINOCHER DADACHANJI

The In Crowd

In 1996, High/Low spawned the New York trio's lone hit, "Popular." Quite removed from their comparably glitzy mainstream debut, Nada Surf's minimalist indie-rock sensibilities set the tone for their third album Let Go. Switching record labels, the band relinquished the pretense of snaring mainstream acceptability, instead crafting thoughtful, personal delves into melancholic bliss. The sweet hum of the bass fused with the twinkling guitars nearly lulls the listener into a serene sublime state.

by JAMES SCHNEIDER

This Ain't Backstreet

Teddy Riley is still a genius. That said, the new Blackstreet album, Level II, is still new-jack swinging like it's 1994.

by JULIA FISH

The British Are So Cool

It's hard to say what it is about the British that makes their music so appealing. Whatever it is, The Coral have got it by the boatload.

by ANDY ROSENSTEIN

30 Second Takes

Hail Social Hail Social (EP) Self-released These days, seemingly every band wants to be the next post-punk talk of the town.

by 34TH STREET

He'll Out-Drink Eminem

Mike Skinner, the British rapper better known as The Streets, moves across the stage, violently shaking a bottle of beer over his head, and spraying its contents all over himself and those near the front of the stage, without missing a lyric.

by DEAN AGNOS

Red Hot

What is it like to be a Canadian in the music industry? I don't know. I don't really think of it.

by ROSS CLARK

Your Week in Music (11.19.15)

In which Adele takes over the known universe.

by STEPHAN CHO

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