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2006 Stories by Andy Beta

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  • The Clash

    published December 27, 2006

    Mike D. zealously testifies to studying the sleeves of every Clash single as a 'tween, unlocking truths about punk's sartorial coding and the... More >>

  • Clipse

    published December 6, 2006

    With all the biblical allusions on the 2002 debut Lord Willin', Virginia Beach's Clipse (brothers Pusha T and Malice) probably didn't... More >>

  • The Italian Job

    published August 16, 2006

    As four generations of Italian-Americans poured out onto the streets of North Beach on July 9, waving blue jerseys in response to a victorious... More >>

  • Corrupted

    published July 19, 2006

    Whereas 2006 has shown critics stuck on Japan's Boris' fine trick of gluing glam and shoegaze to lugubrious drone on the almost-bubblegum breakout... More >>

  • Sound Team

    published June 14, 2006

    The old adage goes that everything is bigger in Texas. Sure, Spoon may spartanly get by on the core songwriting skills of Britt Daniel and Jim... More >>

  • Bay Area hip hop stands proud with San Quinn

    published May 31, 2006

    Those seeking to sum up the curious sonics elicited by German Jan Jelinek need only look to the title of his breakthrough album, 2001's... More >>

  • AFX

    published May 10, 2006

    When Richard D. James came out at the start of the '90s as Aphex Twin, he was poised at the zeitgeist of bedroom electronica, melding aggressive... More >>

  • The Revolution Will Be Digitized

    published April 26, 2006

    TV on the Radio was initially swept into the general hype for the revitalized New York rock scene, but the band quickly scaled to its forefront.... More >>

  • V/A

    published April 12, 2006

    Cementing his role as a David Byrne-style sonic curator for the 21st century, Damon Albarn's love for African music gets translated in these two... More >>

  • Floating on Vetiver's fumes; Free jazz befriends Four Tet

    published March 29, 2006

    There's music that heaves, and then there's music that sighs. Portland's Talkdemonic performs the latter variety. Its quiet releases,... More >>

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