Michael Giacalone


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  • 18 years ago

    It didn't take long for the irony to hit me down at the recent Tiswas night at Don Hill's in the West Village. A crowd of downtown hipsters dressed in smashing mod regalia had assembled to see a Smiths cover band called the Salford Lads. Long Isla...

  • 18 years ago

    Loren Madsen, like many other abstract sculptors of the past 50 years, is part carpenter, part engineer and part idolater. Wood and steel and wire become transcendent as he designs abstractions with all the grace and purpose we project our gods to...

  • 18 years ago These recent MP3s by Kings Park new-wave deconstructionists Microwave Orphans are so punk rock they almost aren't. But they are. The first one is called "Busted Amps and Strings," which i...

  • 18 years ago

    The '80s may not be remembered fondly for its fashions or its politics, but when it comes to teen films, there was no better time. Capturing this era is the weak link in the otherwise sterling chain that is the American Museum of the Moving Image'...

  • 18 years ago Listening to Motorway to Roswell's track "Magnetic" on this MP3 site, I hedged my instinct to dismiss it as another uninspired radio-ready grunge act. Was I getting soft? My sardonic put-...

  • 18 years ago

    A couple years back when Stevan Spacely left the Imperial Pints, there were enough bad feelings swirling around that the Long Island version of the Oasis/Blur feud seemed inevitable. Things seem to have cooled since then, and the Pints put out a s...


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