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 » The Top 30 Albums of 2010 - Fashionably, fabulously late, our favorite music (and believe me, there was a LOT) of 2010, the year that some have called the best year for music ever. And only some of those fools work here. Plenty of usual suspects, lots of ties and a few surprises that I won't spoil, including our unexpected #1.
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 » Live: Surfer Blood/The Drums at Lincoln Hall, Chicago, IL - Remember when Weezer used to put together records that you could sing along to and rock out to? That's what Surfer Blood's show was like!
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Music Reviews

Screaming Females - Castle Talk
»Screaming Females
Castle Talk
Don Giovanni
Trent Reznor & Atticus Ross - The Social Network [Original Soundtrack]
»Trent Reznor & Atticus Ross
The Social Network [Original Soundtrack]
The Null Corporation
Deerhunter - Halcyon Digest
Halcyon Digest
No Age - Everything in Between
»No Age
Everything in Between
Sub Pop
Robyn - Body Talk Pt. 1/ Body Talk Pt. 2
Body Talk Pt. 1/ Body Talk Pt. 2
The Walkmen - Lisbon
»The Walkmen
Fat Possum

August 31, 2007
This weekend the 2007 running of the Live Arts and Philly Fringe Festival kicks off with a schedule of diverse and anticipated productions. The festival's opening weekend will treat eventgoers to performances of Flamingo/Winnebago, "a theatrical road trip through the American West making stops at New Mexican pueblos, the Wigwam Motel, Route 66, the Las Vegas Monorail, and Korean Karaoke" by Thaddeus Phillips and the Lucidity Suitcase Intercontinental; Gatz, "an office drama that unfolds around a complete reading of F. Scott Fitzgerald's The Great Gatsby" from New York's Elevator Repair Service; "a trio of mustachioed pizza chefs delivering an assortment of dildos... [and] a drunken bride-to-be twirling in a dress made of Twizzlers candy and inviting onlookers to autograph her bare bottom" called BATCH: An American Bachelor/ette Party Spectacle; the "radical spin on Sophocles' story of 'Antigone'" that "touches on themes of divine will, self-determination, ritual, and artifice" called An·'tis·a·lon; a Taste The Truth blind taste testing by Pravda Vodka, and a host of other events.

The festival runs until September 15th and features latenight cabaret every night, "sizzlin' and sleazin' you silly with the likes of Madi Distefano, Lee Etzold,Greg Giovanni, King Britt, Le Chat Lunatique, and Animus," as well as experimental performance art like Rammed Earth, a "manipulation of the walls and ceilings of the National Showroom" by NYC-based choreographer Tere O'Connor, Cynthia Hopkins and Gloria Deluxe's multimedia musical extravaganza Must Don't Whip 'Um, and No Dice, the Nature Theater of Oklahoma's transformation of the gutted interior of a former Rite Aid into "a melodramatic arena of orally-generated theater."

To order tickets, visit the Live Arts boxoffice, and to receive a copy of the festival guide in the mail, send an email to a href="mailto:janice@livearts-fringe.org">janice@livearts-fringe.org or call 215-413-9006 and dial extention 16. Additionally, Live Arts Festival and Philly Fringe a href="http://www.livearts-fringe.org/donate">memberships are available for $60, and include discounts on all festival tickets, Philadelphia restaurants, museums, and shops, and even free tickets for friends and invitations to special events.

SEE ALSO: www.livearts-fringe.org

Eric J Herboth
Eric J. Herboth is the founder, publisher and Managing Editor of LAS magazine. He is a magazine editor, freelance writer, bike mechanic, commercial pilot, graphic designer, International Scout enthusiast and giver of the benefit of the doubt. He currently lives in rural central Germany with his two best friends, dog Awahni and cat Scout.

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