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What if we all did have flying bicycles?

Dave Scher wishes people would dance at shows like they used to. One half of the duo that makes up California-based All Night Radio, Scher remembers his upbringing in Long Beach, California as a time when people danced at shows.

by EUGENIA SALVO

Albums

Lou Reed Animal Serenade Warner Brothers Lou Reed's 5,000th live album, Animal Serenade, shows that the 62-year-old legend can still put on a great show.

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Conspiracy theories

Jazz has long subsisted as an underground music -- an esoteric, impervious art form sheltered from consumer politics.

by JON LEVIN

Behind the Broken Social Scene

Back in 1999, Brendan Canning and Kevin Drew decided to turn their friendship into Broken Social Scene.

by JOHN BROOK

Albums

Carina Round The Disconnection Don't let her minor keys and tormented lyrics fool you: Carina Round is one happy camper.

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Lazy Journalism. Whatever.

What are you looking at right now? I am looking out the window at my next door neighbors' yard.

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Editor's picks

Tami Fertig Q Lazzarus "Goodbye Horses" Y'know that scene in The Silence of the Lambs when serial killer Buffalo Bill tucks his crotch between his legs and dances naked to an obscure '80s synth-pop song before sewing a suit made of human skin?

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Not your average walkman

Hamilton Leithauser, lead singer of The Walkmen, isn't buying into any of the buzz. To him, the New York rock revival is nothing more than a press creation. "I don't buy any of that shit," he explains. Leithauser and bassist Peter Bauer left The Recoys in order to join The Walkmen, a group founded by three former members of Jonathan Fire*Eater -- Walter Martin, Paul Maroon and Matt Barrick. Fire*Eater was a critical success, and one of many "next big things" to never actually make it in the mainstream.

by JOHN CARROLL

Spear-mint

Michael Franti is 6'6" and thin -- wiry, some might say. Long dreadlocks peek out the front and back of the hat he customarily wears onstage, but they never seem to stay contained.

by ALEX KOPPELMAN

Albums

Robbers On High Street Fine Lines Every up-and-coming band is touted as the new Smiths, Joy Division or Velvet Underground.

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Albums

Various Artists 50 First Dates Soundtrack This soundtrack to Adam Sandler's latest movie recruits a number of today's pop, rap and reggae artists in an attempt to put a modern spin on 13 '80s love song classics, but succeeds only in destroying the music of a decade.

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Get into the groove

@Street Text:I try to make it funky," Philadelphia singer/songwriter/multi-instrumentalist Mike Brenner tells Street over a cup of coffee in Old City.

by TAMI FERTIG

Editor's picks

Tami Fertig: Smokey Robinson Smokey is Motown. Listening to him sing those timeless love songs in that easy-on-the'-ears voice of his, I almost consider paying the $5 billion dollars to see him play live at Trump Plaza --the Atlantic City venue that caters to the octogenarians of New Jersey.

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Albums

Incubus A Crow Left of the Murder At any given Incubus show, a concertgoer could run into a vicious teenage headbanger, a 30-year-old, beer-drinking male and an 11-year-old girl enamored with Brandon Boyd's exposed abs.

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That was a crazy game of poker

Backstage at the Electric Factory, the quintet known as O.A.R., all clad in blue jeans and assorted rock 'n' roll t-shirts, could easily be mistaken for a group of college kids -- the same crowd that makes up the majority of the band's fanbase.

by JAMES SCHNEIDER

Editor's picks

Tami Fertig East River Pipe "Times Square Go-Go Boy" The man behind East River Pipe, F.M. Cornog, has suffered from alcoholism, an emotional breakdown and homelessness -- in New Jersey.

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Lamp desk spotlight On: Eric T. Miller

Name: Eric T. Miller Position: Editor & Publisher of MAGNET Magazine Recent Cover Stories: B.R.M.C., Interpol, Tom Petty, Wilco, Stephen Malkmus More information: www.magnetmagazine.com What Eric Says: What is MAGNET Magazine? I always like to describe it to my parents, for instance, as a magazine about a bunch of bands you've never heard of.

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Errico and Co.

It's 3 p.m. on a Sunday, and Mike Errico is at Penn Station in New York City waiting for the train home.

by EUGENIA SALVO

Don't You Forget About Simple Minds

Out of the spandex-loving, big-haired days of the '80s came the Rat Pack, cheesy movies and bands like Simple Minds.

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Still representing Montreal

You were hanging out on St. Catherine Street?" Hamelin replies when Street mentions our encounter with a Chilean prostitute in Montreal.

by KEVIN LO

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