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Lead review: Caribou, “Andorra”

Kyle Gilkeson

September 19, 2007


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Will somebody please make Dan Snaith an honorary Whittie? This is the guy whose moniker "Caribou" was the product of an acid-induced vision quest in the wildest of Canadian backwoods. This is the same guy who earned his Ph.D. in algebraic number theory, just to belittle academics everywhere with claims...

concert reviews in heat

The ear Staff

September 19, 2007


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SHOUT OUT LOUDS: brooklyn, ny anonymous The Luna Lounge is nestled only one subway stop up from the famed hipster capital Bedford Ave. in Williamsburg (for those pretending not to know, that is in Brooklyn, NY). A little way off from the bars, music stores, and people on Bedford, the Luna Lounge ...

worth noting: The past few weeks in music news

Nadim Damluji

September 19, 2007


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Mac guru Steve Jobs announced Apple's plans to start selling the new iPod Touch last week, which is essentially an iPhone without a phone. The new iPod is completely touch-screen and has wi-fi Internet access, but at only 16GB capacity it runs with a $400 price tag. So, like most women, the new iPod...

professor playlist: nadine night (english)

The ear Staff

September 19, 2007


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1. The Kelly Bell Band âˆ' I'm from Baltimore, so I have to start the list with a hometown favorite. They describe their sound as "phat blues music," and what a sound it is. I recommend their live album, "Live From the Recher" for a good survey of their groove. Best songs: "Homegrown" and...

A Lifetime show by the numbers

Alex Frank

September 19, 2007


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705: miles I drove round-trip to see the band. That same distance would've gotten me to northern California, or pretty deep into Montana. 1997: the year Lifetime broke up. 17: age I first heard Lifetime, about five years after they released their genre-defining swan song "Jersey's Best Dancers."...

rant: dollyrots

Mike Sado

September 19, 2007


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While everybody else was either interning or traveling the world, I decided to take up a lucrative job in retail at a Kohl's in Arizona. There's nothing wrong with working retail. Aside from the occasional asshole who decides to ask you when you're "going back to Iraq" (because my Arab descent makes...

rocks or reeks: Animal Collective’s “Strawberry Jam”

Nadim Damluji and Sophie Johnson

September 19, 2007


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ROCKS The first ten seconds of this album will not sound like "typical Animal Collective" to long-time listeners, but then again, by this point, "typical Animal Collective" shouldn't mean squat to long-time listeners. Animal Collective have now become well-known for their inability to stay static, ...

Block Party features activities diverse as Interest House Community

Block Party features activities diverse as Interest House Community

Elise Otto

September 19, 2007


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The Interest House Community Block Party consisted of an assortment of activities as diverse as the Interest House Community (IHC) itself. Cookie decorating was one of many options available to attendants of the event. "The cookie decorating was awesome. I made a tie dye cookie with the most amazing...

Review: Barcelona’s ‘absolutes’

Andrew Jesaitis

September 19, 2007


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Weaving melodic lines throughout all tracks on their soon to be released album "absolutes," Barcelona has scored a hit with the mainstream indie-pop crowd. Within the first few days of listening to the album, Barcelona quickly climbed to the top of my playlist and started to regularly provide a soundtrack...

Campus programming group gears up for activity-filled semester

Jamie Soukup

September 19, 2007


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Any student who has been to a Whitman-sponsored event probably has the Campus Activities Board (CAB) to thank. CAB is the largest volunteer group on campus that puts on programs for the Whitman student body. These programs include movies, dances, musical performances and other forms of entertainment....

‘Stardust’ embodies best genre qualities

Erin Salvi

September 19, 2007


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Sitting in the movie theatre, lights at half-mast for the pre-show proceedings, I occasionally reach a moment of panic. Right around the third preview, I begin to worry that the movie I have probably paid too much money to see will fail me, that it will turn out to be a disastrous folly filled with poor...

Typical summer blockbuster pales in comparison to classic ‘2001’

James Dooley

September 19, 2007


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Summer movies suck. I still go see them. Whatever. However, two contrasting movie-going experiences from this most recent shit-fest served to cement in my mind what exactly it is that bothers me so much about the Hollywood blockbusters that are served up to the apathetic and aesthetically crippled audience...

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