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Fiery Furnaces command the Croc

Show Date: October 16, 2007

I'd never seen the Fiery Furnaces before, so I was both stupefied and thrilled by their performance Tuesday night at the Crocodile Cafe. The opening song "Philadelphia" had me envisioning sparks and flames exploding and firing to and fro in a fast-building inferno. Their electric 70s pop slash psychedelic funhouse slash Jerry Lee Lewis sound […]

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Rehearsing My Choir

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Typically, when promotional material for an album uses the phrase "as much musical theatre as concept album," I get the screaming heebie-geebies. My mind conjures up visions of Spinal Tap's Stonehenge or Styx's Mr. Roboto. In other words: horrifically overblown and ostentatious clap-trap. This worry became doubly so when the above phrase is included with […]

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The 4th Annual Siren Festival

Show Date: July 17, 2004

{Remembering hearing all those Siren Music Festival ads on KEXP? Remember how sad you were that you couldn't afford the plane ticket to attend? Our NYC friends Trix and Jen made it, and you should read about it. Special thanks to Konstantin Vilenchitz for the fabulous photos!} What is the Siren Music Festival? The Ponys […]

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Blueberry Boat

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Somehow, bands with brother-sister duos always pique my interest. Perhaps it's because I'm part of a brother-sister duo myself. There seems to be something unique, almost magical about siblings making music together. The Fiery Furnaces' latest album "Blueberry Boat affirms my faith in brother-sister musical combinations. This album is like an amusement park gone awry, […]

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AstroPOP! for January 2004

Imaginary rock and roll astrology CD reviews by Chilly C for January 2004 Capricorn {December 22-January 19} Your ill will towards the romantically smitten has reached alarming proportions. Your Imaginary New Year's Resolution for 2004: negate the hate, and learn to love the love. It's ok to be suspicious at first: on their double-cd fantasia […]

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