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  • Last Year First

    published December 22, 2005

    Hardcore pop-punkers From First to Last have built a reputation for neck-vein-busting live shows, burning up this summer's Warped Tour and... More >>

  • The Deep End

    published December 22, 2005

    This winter may have begun with a Bang! at Bicentennial Park, but the dance music festival season traditionally (and perhaps appropriately) always... More >>

  • Declaration of Independence

    published December 15, 2005

    Picture the following gang of hip-hop misfits: two Harlemites — one an imposing 300 pounds with a Zeus-like voice, the other cherub-faced and... More >>

  • Lady Sovereign

    published November 24, 2005

    Born on hip-hop and driven delirious by dancehall's sub-bass and garage's ADD beats, U.K. grime is new enough to have more energy than it does... More >>

  • The Revolution Revisited

    published November 17, 2005

    Though less than a decade has passed, 1998 seems like a lifetime ago. There was a Democrat in the White House and a robust economy, and the... More >>

  • Dan the Man

    published September 8, 2005

    The dance community may have a vaguely socialist aesthetic, but it still gets downright Nietzschean in the way it worships the übermensch:... More >>

  • Diva Reliever

    published August 25, 2005

    In 1992, Karrin Allyson was an unknown jazz singer from Nebraska. A dozen years and two Grammy nominations later, she's regarded as one of the... More >>

  • The Deep End

    published July 14, 2005

    DJ Disciple performs at 10 p.m. Saturday, July 16, at Nocturnal, 50 NE 11th St., Miami. Admission costs $20. Visit More >>

  • Common

    published June 2, 2005

    For hip-hop purists, Common and Kanye West's collaboration on Be is akin to the genre's prodigal son meeting King Midas on the road to... More >>

  • Zion I

    published May 5, 2005

    Potential can be a bitch. Proclaiming that a group "has potential" is a backhanded compliment at best, implying it may be decent or even great in... More >>

  • The Perceptionists

    published April 28, 2005

    The bicoastal Boston/Berkeley MC Mr. Lif makes the sort of politically charged Bolshevik boom-bap that warms the coffee of both old-school... More >>

  • Buck 65

    published March 10, 2005

    If Outkast's Andre 3000 made it safe for hardened hip-hop heads to embrace their inner, sexually ambiguous Prince, will Canadian import Buck 65... More >>

  • Sharon Jones and the Dap-Kings

    published February 17, 2005

    Declaring yourself "the world's mightiest live funk and soul revue," as the Dap-Kings have done, bears all the cultural import of being... More >>

  • The Game

    published February 3, 2005

    It's ironic that the latest Shady/Aftermath product rollout is titled The Documentary. With its stylized violence and all-American appeal,... More >>

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