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Christopher Brennan

  • Arts and Entertainment
    Xasthur Subliminal Genocide Hydra Head (2006) As with any hyper-stylized music genre, black metal walks a fine line between inspired emulation and unintentional parody. With Xasthur's latest album, Subliminal Genocide, multi-instrumentalist and sole band member, Malefic, manages to defy both. Although adhering to certain conventions of the genre -- tinny, claustrophobic production, raspy, unintelligible vocals and bleak thematic elements -- his use of silence, extended instrumental passages, repeating melodic motifs and changes in tempo reveal...
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    Yeah Yeah Yeahs The Palladium, Hollywood October 1, 2006. I was lucky enough to catch the Yeah Yeah Yeahs last night as they headlined the first show of their two-night stopover in Los Angeles, which once again earned its reputation as an early-to-bed-early-to-rise town. Both opening acts -- Amad Wasif and The Blood Brothers -- had already completed their sets when I arrived around 9pm. I know it's a Sunday, but come on! Shortly...
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    Yo La Tengo I Am Not Afraid of You and I Will Beat Your Ass Matador (2006) After digesting Yo La Tengo's last two records, the sublime "And Then Nothing Turned Itself Inside-Out" (2000) and the somewhat sedate "Summer Sun" (2003), I thought perhaps they had entered their twilight years as a band. After 20 years of recording, touring and slowly but surely becoming indie rock icons the band, composed of guitarist Ira Kaplan,...

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