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2008 Stories by Tim Grierson

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  • In Nobel Son, Feel-Good Filmmaker Randall Miller Goes Bad . . . Very Bad

    published December 4, 2008

    Nobody in the film industry wants to be pigeonholed. Personal assistants long to be studio heads, gaffers want to direct, and name actors... More >>

  • AC/DC: The Last Rock Band

    published December 4, 2008

    Reviewing Black Ice, AC/DC's latest album, one critic summed up its strengths thusly: "Sounds exactly like every other AC/DC release." And... More >>

  • Elf Power

    published November 6, 2008

    Fourteen years into a largely unheralded career, Elf Power is still at it, even if the band has never made the big time. In fact, it never came... More >>

  • Elf Service

    published October 30, 2008

    Fourteen years into a largely unheralded career, Elf Power are still at it, even if they never made the big time – in fact, they never got... More >>

  • Plants and Animals

    published October 16, 2008

    When you're a new band, one of the biggest challenges can be describing the style of music you play to journalists, especially if it doesn't... More >>

  • Describing the undescribable

    published October 16, 2008

    When you’re a new band, one of the biggest challenges can be describing the style of music you play to journalists, especially if it... More >>

  • Front man Dan Bejar deconstructs Destroyer

    published May 15, 2008

    Like most of the output from Vancouver indie-rock band Destroyer, Trouble in Dreams is a beguiling album that's hard to pin down. Full of... More >>

  • Deconstructing Destroyer

    published May 15, 2008

    Like most of the output from Vancouver indie-rock band Destroyer, Trouble in Dreams is a beguiling album that’s hard to pin down. Full... More >>

  • The Whigs, and What Made Milwaukee Famous

    published May 8, 2008

    Just as it's rare to have the U.S. president and vice president at the same public event, lest a deranged lunatic take them both out in one fell... More >>

  • Street Kings makes an attempt at gritty cop drama and ends up with Keanu Reeves

    published April 10, 2008

    For a movie built around questions of failed ethics and duplicitous behavior, Street Kings is just as dishonest as its characters. Though... More >>

  • The Sword brings you metal without cliché on Gods of the Earth

    published April 10, 2008

    Wait, is this a joke? That's an understandable reaction when encountering the clobbering metal riffs of The Sword, and it's not the only time in... More >>

  • Sia

    published February 14, 2008

    If you're looking for the ideal business model of how to achieve pop success in a marketplace where radio play lists keep shrinking and album... More >>

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