Von Bondies: not quite Motor City madness

Despite its best efforts, Detroit act not called back for encore

Friday, January 18th, 2008

Von Bondies

Rock fans were treated to a lineup of Detroit-based talent, as the Von Bondies took the stage at Call the Office.

Anyone who has seen the opening credits to the television program “Rescue Me” with Denis Leary has received an informal introduction to the Von Bondies’ biggest hit “C’mon C’mon. (read more)

Old-school hip-hop for a new-school audience

Friday, January 18th, 2008

Prodigy and Havoc of Mobb Deep

Looking back at the last 15 years in hip-hop, one can’t help but reminisce about the classic tracks that have given hip-hop its longevity.

Though these tracks may not boast the latest synthesizer or drum machine, the following list of old-school hip-hop anthems will reinvigorate old listeners’ nostalgia and introduce the basics to newcomers. (read more)

On Disc: Seether

Album: Finding Beauty in Negative Spaces

Friday, January 18th, 2008

Finding Beauty in Negative Spaces

Seether
Finding Beauty in Negative Spaces
Wind-Up Records

1 star

Seether’s new release, Finding Beauty in Negative Spaces, contains little beauty and a whole lot of negative space. (read more)

On Disc: Pitbull

Album: The Boatlift

Friday, January 18th, 2008

The Boatlift by Pitbull

Pitbull
The Boatlift
TVT Records

3 stars

The Boatlift, classified as reggaeton, crunk and Latin rap, is simply mainstream. (read more)

Random acts of bar kindess worth considering

Courtesy possible in realm of thoughtless hook-ups

Friday, January 18th, 2008

I had been in the bar for an hour by the time I realized my cell phone was gone.

Maybe the folded money in my pocket had felt like my phone, or maybe that last rum and Coke dulled my senses. (read more)

Style Watch

Friday, January 18th, 2008

Tyler Chan

Name: Tyler Chan
Program: BMOS
Year: Second
Where he was spotted: Concrete Beach

Tyler is no stranger to the sophisticated/trendy style that’s popular in high fashion runways today. (read more)

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