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For a Filthy Good Time: Iggy Pop and Zig Zags and Betty Davis and Zig Zags

Small Business Saturday, the independent retailers' plea for attention after Black Friday, fell on the same day as Bill hits the record stores Saturday this year, as it does pretty much every year. There were still some special Black Friday releases left over at My Mind's Eye Records in Lakewood, my second stop of the day, but those weren't the ones that caught my attention. Over at the 7" section, I scoped out and then picked up...READ MORE

Moving Pictures: “Sharevari” by The Dirtbombs

Now, this is interesting. The Dirtbombs, the Motor City garage rock band who first made a name for themselves ten years ago with Ultraglide in Black, an album of rocked-up, mucked up covers of classic soul, have a new album coming out early in 2011 called Party Store. This time around, they're re-interpreting classic Detroit techno by the likes of Derick May, Kevin Saunderson, and Carl Craig. Sure, it sounds like a crazy idea...READ MORE

I Rock Cleveland’s Got Soul

One listen to Nicole Willis, and there's no question that this woman has soul. One look at the liner notes to Keep Reachin' Up with all those Finns playing in the Soul Investigators and you may be asking yourself, do Finns have soul? I know a Finn. He doesn't have much soul. He does an all right job of "Mustang Sally" on Karaoke night, but I would never, ever confuse his tipsy delivery with soul. Yet, when you hear Nicole Willis...READ MORE