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  • For Chicago cabbie, backseat is a trove of art

    For Chicago cabbie, backseat is a trove of art
    Dmitry Samarov, like Travis Bickle, is God's lonely man, cruising the streets of Chicago, watching for your arm to shoot out and beckon him, taking note of the odd, offhanded things you say after you climb into his cab. He is a taxi driver, and with...
  • Album review: Bjork, 'Biophilia'

    Album review: Bjork, 'Biophilia'
    2 stars (out of 4) What’s Bjork going on about now? The Icelandic singer transforms herself into the world’s wiggiest science teacher amid the ultra-ambitious, sometimes lovely, more often ponderous or precious “Biophilia”...
  • Robert Boochever dies at 94; U.S. appellate judge

    Robert Boochever dies at 94; U.S. appellate judge
    Robert Boochever, a judge who honed his legal skills in the wilds of pre-statehood Alaska before his elevation to the U.S. 9th Circuit Court of Appeals, has died. He was 94. Boochever died of natural causes at his home in Pasadena on Sunday, the court...
  • Critic's Notebook: The lowdown with Tom Waits

    Critic's Notebook: The lowdown with Tom Waits
    Over the course of three hours of conversation at a roadside diner here called Pete's Henny Penny, Tom Waits, the singer, songwriter, pianist, arranger, actor and note taker, will offer the following similes and metaphors, seemingly at random though...
  • Album review: Coldplay, 'Mylo Xyloto'

    Album review: Coldplay, 'Mylo Xyloto'
    2 stars (out of 4) In a recent interview, Tom Waits mentioned that while recording music, “You have to work with people that know when to trick you.” Coldplay pays lip service to the element of surprise on its fifth studio album, “Mylo...
  • Tom Waits releases a new album, opens up to the press

    Tom Waits releases a new album, opens up to the press
    Just in time for the release of Bad As Me, his first album since 2004, Tom Waits has opened up to the press, granting interviews to Jon Pareles for the New York Times and another with Sasha Frere-Jones for the New Yorker. It's a nice, welcome change for...
  • The Pixies Play the Palace Theater in Waterbury on Oct. 29

    The Pixies Play the Palace Theater in Waterbury on Oct. 29
    The Pixies Oct. 29, The Palace Theater, 100 East Main St., Waterbury, (203) 346-2000, palacetheaterct.org   All of the commemorative re-issues have made it hard to forget that this fall marked the 20th anniversary of Nirvana's Nevermind. And any time...
  • Fall album preview

    Here come the would-be blockbusters. The music industry inevitably rolls out new releases by its biggest artists in the fall, just in time for holiday gift-giving. This year is no exception, with studio albums expected from Drake and Mary J. Blige; a host...
  • 50 Ways Marilyn Monroe Has Been Kept Alive For 50 Years

    50 Ways Marilyn Monroe Has Been Kept Alive For 50 Years
    Aug 03 (TheWrap.com) - There's a moment at the end of the promo reel for "Love, Marilyn," an upcoming Marilyn Monroe documentary that will premiere at the Toronto Film Festival, when Uma Thurman, speaking in words that were written by Monroe, almost...
  • Grand Band Slam 2012: BEST SINGER-SONGWRITER

    Grand Band Slam 2012: BEST SINGER-SONGWRITER
    Best Singer-Songwriter: Becky Kessler Becky Kessler's sound is moody and low, electric, resonant, and influenced by a combination of folks like Jeff Buckley, Elliott Smith, Morphine, Chris Whitley, Tom Waits and Nina Simone. She's been in the process...
  • Interview: Regina Spektor

    Interview: Regina Spektor
    Regina Spektor has performed in Chicago numerous times, including a Lollapalooza stint in 2007, but while she’s in town you won’t find her at the clubs favored by the Rihanna-Katy Perry-Ke$ha set. Instead, before her performance Wednesday at...