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  • Interstate 8
    Review of "Interstate 8" by Modest Mouse
    Contrary to its hour-long running time, this is actually an EP-- An EP longer than most full-length LPs. Well, it actually makes sense once you understand that it’s actually rather like two EPs combined into one (which begs the question, why...
  • This Is A Long Drive For Someone With Nothing To Think About
    Modest Mouse - This Is A Long Drive For Someone With Nothing To Think About
    Next in this fabulous series: "apropos titles and covers." First, to examine the cover. This is a similar case as albums like Supertramp and Reggatta De Blanc inthat their respective album covers are strikingly accurate depictions of the...
  • Tigermilk
    Album Review: Belle & Sebastian - Tigermilk (1996)
    Time to talk about twee pop for a bit—specifically, why twee pop is good (or at the least, Belle and Sebastian’s interpretation of twee pop). For twee pop has a bit of a negative reputation among cynics as being, shall we say… ...
  • Phish's M Show: Going back 15 Years to St. Louis, Missouri
    Phish's M Show: Going back 15 Years to St. Louis, Missouri
    This past summer was full of inspired music, complete with thoughtful jams, innovative styles and excellent set lists. Of course some will say that’s not true because there wasn’t a 20 minute jam on a nightly basis, or that Phish didn...
  • Aurora Radar
    Remembering the Aurora flood of 1996
    The Aurora flood of 1996 was an event that many will never see again in their lives. Occurring 15 years ago on July 17-18th, 1996, it was the second costliest natural disaster in Illinois history. Meteorologists from the National Weather Service...