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Tuesday, December 7th, 2004

Marianne Faithfull collapses: European tour abandoned.

Marianne Faithfull’s European tour –- due to end in London later this month –- has been abandoned because of severe illness. The singer collapsed with a seizure just prior to taking the stage in Milan last Wednesday (01.12.04) and doctors have diagnosed chronic exhaustion. At first it was hoped ...

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Friday, December 3rd, 2004

Neko Case El Ray Theater show preview from the LA Weekly.

Neko Case, The Sadies, The Dexter Romweber Duo at El Rey Theater. Country singer Neko Case is gifted with a voice that conjures elements. She can howl like the wind, smoke like fire, float mystery like the sea and project as firmly as terra. In an era of tweemo whisperers ...

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Thursday, December 2nd, 2004

'Genius' Izzard thrilled with star chart.

Funnyman EDDIE IZZARD was thrilled to hear he was born to be a genius when a top American astrologist read his charts on TV show LAST CALL. SUSAN MILLER joined Izzard as a guest on MTV host CARSON DALY's late night chat show and proceeded to tell the transvestite ...

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Monday, December 6th, 2004

Nick Cave, Elliott Smith and Tom Waits named among the Best Music of 2004.

From Popmatters.com: 1. Nick Cave & the Bad Seeds, Abattoir Blues/The Lyre of Orpheus (Anti-) Nick Cave's magnum opus, a thrilling pasticcio of magnanimous rock, pastoral folk, and wicked church music, covers more ground in two discs than most artists can in an entire career. God, cannibals, deception, nature, divine inspiration, slaughterhouses, Johnny Cash, mythology, comfort, love, greed, sorcery, and little redemptions in the face of massive tragedies represent just the half of it. Abattoir Blues/The Lyre of Orpheus is a sprawling "Song of Myself" manifesto, bubbling with piety, fear, and hope. The Bad Seeds sound like they're capable of anything; they use Cave's poetics as kindling to set fire to any stereo willing to risk its mechanical life. This year's gospel. 4. Elliott Smith, From a Basement on the Hill (Anti-) From a Basement on the Hill presents a rawer Elliott Smith ...

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Thursday, December 2nd, 2004

Marianne Faithfull collapses: six concerts postponed.

Marianne Faithfull has been forced to postpone six shows on her current European tour because of severe exhaustion. She collapsed just prior to taking the stage in Milan last night (Wednesday 1st December) and doctors have now ordered complete rest. The shows affected are in Milan, Zurich, Linz, Vienna, Palma ...

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Wednesday, December 1st, 2004

Anti-/Epitaph artists recieve 11 PLUG Independent Music Award nominations!

The PLUG Independent Music Awards began in 2001 and are dedicated to celebrating the artists that flourish independent of Major label support. PLUG is about the independent community – fans and biz – coming together to recognize its own. Epitaph and Anti- have recieved 11 nominations for this year's awards including ...

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