Night Crawler

“I'm stuck in the '80s,” laughs Krista, a 26-year-old sporting a shaved head and combat boots. It's Saturday night at the Cat's Grill &…

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Books

Edited by Eric Weisbard with Craig Marks SPIN Alternative Record Guide (Vintage) Like any art form, rock music has carved for itself a canon…

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Books

Robert Palmer Rock & Roll: An Unruly History (Harmony) Pinky and index finger extended like devil's horns, the flickering flame of a Bic lighter…

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Recordings

Dinah Washington Blue Gardenia: Songs of Love (EmArcy/Verve) “Just bring me the bitch who can do what I can do — and do it…

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Night Crawler

The stage lights fade until the Trocadero goes dark. Several employees clutching pin lights scurry through the building, extinguishing the red running bulbs that…

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Recordings

NoMeansNo The Worldhood of the World (As Such) (Alternative Tentacles) Victoria, British Columbia, residents NoMeansNo are probably the closest thing to a prog-rock band…

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Samples

Holiday Albums: The Deluge Like death and taxes, a flood of holiday records is inevitable every year. This season, nearly 40 releases hit the…

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Samples

Desert Oasis The sprawling fortress at the corner of 11th and Folsom has a long history of short-lived incarnations (the Oasis, Club O, 278…

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