Built to Spill | 09.17.06

September 29, 2006 0

And every song had such a long jam time—making every song sound like it was the final song of the evening. Built to Spill just likes to rave out.  

Danielson | 09.22.06

September 29, 2006 0

The dynamic arrangements and tempo shifts in Smith's highly original compositions command your attention, while the soft female background vocals, often in a call-and-response manner, add a delightful contrast to Smith's rather theatrical, formula-shattering lead […]

Hem | 09.25.06

September 29, 2006 0

Clearly Hem had come a long way since 2001's Rabbit Songs established them as purveyors of a refreshingly bright and evocative new strain of folksy Americana.  

Sufjan Stevens | 9.24.06

September 29, 2006 0

The brass section hits all the right notes. The song swells to a considerable climax with about 12 different instruments playing at once. It's "Detroit" and "Chicago" all rolled up into one.  

Veruca Salt | 09.26.06

September 29, 2006 0

The highlight of the show was the encore, which included a bold a cappella rendition of "One Last Time," prefaced by request to the crowd to join Post in singing happy birthday to her mother, […]

Suzuka Vol. 1 (Del Rey)

September 29, 2006 0

Kouji Seo's new manga may seem like a by-the-numbers harem comedy, but the result is greater than the sum of its parts.

24seven (Image Comics)

September 29, 2006 0

The NYCMech gang captures the noir mood of a modern city, where sleaze, viewed through a certain lens, becomes romantic in this new anthology from Image Comics.

Sneak Peek | Image Comics 10/4

September 28, 2006 0

The fine folks at Image Comics bring you 5-page previews of Cross Bronx, Elephantmen, Rick Remender's soon-to-be-published-by-Dark-Horse Fear Agent, Scott Kurtz's comic strip PvP, Jim Valentino's Shadowhawk, and Strange Girl, all hitting store shelves the first […]

First Look | Marvel Comics 10-18

September 28, 2006 0

The big news is a massive 8-page preview of Anita Blake: Vampire Hunter in Guilty Pleasures, where Marvel and the Dabel Brothers bring the character from novels to the comics page…and St. Louis! Also check out […]

Gary Shteyngart | Absurdistan

September 28, 2006 0

Under siege are notions of race, religion, commercialism, philanthropy, American excess, and even psychiatry.  

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