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Allyson Mcbride

Fishbone funks up Axis

Fishbone is a funk band that has been around for about 20 years, put out about five albums and played with George Clinton and the Red Hot Chile Peppers. In other words, it has all-around good credentials. They played at Axis, 419 N. Walnut Ave., Wednesday night.

Civic Theater brings Moliere to town

The noted French playwright Moliere had a macabre sense of humor. When he started work on "The Imaginary Invalid" in the winter of 1672, he had been struggling with a chronic, hacking cough for years. He knew he was dying.

WFIU clears half-century mark

Sept. 30, 1950 marked a special occasion for the Bloomington campus. It was the birth of a radio station, WFIU 103.7 FM. During October, the station will promote several special events to celebrate its 50th anniversary.

Students run to remember friend

For many participating in Saturday's Hoosiers Outrun Cancer, the event offers a chance to get together with friends and family to celebrate the life of a former IU student who lost his battle with cancer in April. Craig Sowder had been at IU for two years before he died of angiosarcoma six months ago. During his time in Bloomington he made a lasting impact on those he met.

Forum discusses multiculturalism

Senior Katherine Chilcote asked the administration to "catch up with us." As a representative of the Disabled Student Association, Chilcote said she was disappointed with the way IU's administration handles diversity and multiculturalism and its related issues on campus.

Science building proposal under review

An initial proposal to build an about $60 million Multidisciplinary Science Building (MSB), designed to run the latest technology for scientific research, is currently under review by the Indiana Commission for Higher Education. If the commission makes a positive recommendation, the proposal will be included with other capital requests IU will submit to the General Assembly.

Student finds success as DJ

It's not often one comes across a college student with his own successful business. Sam Souhrada has been the operator for the Bloomington DJ Services, his own branch of Pole Vault Productions. Having begun the business simply for fun by doing several birthday parties, Souhrada has now built an up-and-coming business over the past five years.

'The Rocky Horror Picture Show'

There are only a few times when Union Board actually encourages students to squirt water guns, throw rice and toilet paper and hurl toast at one another in Alumni Hall. Saturday night's showing of "The Rocky Horror Picture Show" was one of those times.

Shyne comparison to Notorious B.I.G. accurate

Almost every single article and review written about 20-year-old Jamal "Shyne" Barrows has mentioned the infamous Brooklyn nightclub shooting that resulted in his attempted-murder charge or the similarity he shares with the late rapper Notorious B.I.G.

Innosense pleasing bubble-gum pop

The snap of the newest, brightly colored bubble gum is in every drumbeat of So Together by Innosense. This quintet is the female counterpart to the lesser boy bands, and like the boy bands, its music cannot offend anyone because of its harmless content. Some songs were even recorded in Orlando, Fla., the heart of today's popular music. This probably enhances its appeal to 11-year-old girls and secret droves of college students.

Bjork expands into realm of musicals

The Icelandic pop mistress Bjork has decided to spread her artistic wings into the realm of film in Lars von Trier's award-winning musical "Dancer in the Dark." Her new EP, Selmasongs, is the oftentimes stunning symphonic result of this endeavor. Weaving together her vast imaginative soundscapes and the astonishing fantasies of Hollywood musicals, Bjork has produced a work that has evolved from the standard musical soundtrack of old into a pastiche of modern harmonious textures.

Local band proves its worth with latest release

The Bloomington music scene has exploded in the past few years. It seems bands are popping out of nowhere, and trying to stand out amidst the crowd has proved difficult for many bands. But not Olo. Olo has become one of the premiere bands in Bloomington, and with its latest release, Still Life With Peripheral Grey, it shows why.

Simon's still got it

Paul Simon is one of the greatest songwriters in history, and in his latest offering, You're the One, he certainly lives up to that standard. Although a departure from his recent albums -- the African-influenced Graceland and The Rhythm of Saints, which had Brazilian undercurrents -- You're the One gets back to Simon's simple storytelling and simple music.

98° doesn't live up to potential

When 98° released its self-titled first album in 1998, the group was hardly stigmatized as a boy band. The group not only was discovered by Boyz II Men and signed to the prestigious Motown Records, former Motown CEO Andre Harrell reportedly sent 98° through a grueling talent boot camp in Harlem that lasted several months.

Green Day has lost its edge

Thanks a lot Green Day (sarcastic cough). With Warning, the early '90s punk trio completes their shift from fun-loving teen-angsters to mature pop stars. It is commercialism at its finest.

Grade 'A'

How does a band follow up an album like O.K. Computer, considered by many to be one of the greatest albums of the '90s? Quite simply, with an album just as groundbreaking, just as exciting and just as perfect, called Kid A.

'Get Carter'

Eighties action icon Sylvester Stallone is resting his latest career comeback upon the laurels of a stylish revenge saga entitled "Get Carter," and it's anyone's call as to what the outcome will be.

Marvelous3 have commercial potential but earn no real respect

Ready, set, go. Or in the case of the horny radio rock trio the Marvelous3, it's ReadySexGo. After hitting it big two years ago with its one-hit-wonder, "Freak of the Week," one would think that these guys are getting plenty of action. But judging by the fact that their liner notes portray the guys in compromising situations with mannequins, it seems that they have a little too much built-up testosterone.

MP3 success

The MP3 craze is a gray area to many local bands, but to Jason Brannon it's as white as the shining stars in the Star Wars galaxy. Just ask his trash-talking version of Yoda that launched his Internet success. was the first site to showcase Brannon's craft: satirical comedy synced to tunes played by his friends, brought to life by Thomas Lee with flash animation on the Internet. Brannon wears a Ceaser-style crew cut and would blend in just as well at a college Democrats meeting as at a fraternity party. The chances of finding him at either location are slim -- he's back at IU after a year-long hiatus- one of several. If a fifth-year student is a super senior, than keep the kryptonite away from 28-year-old Brannon, who is taking 6 hours of classes to finish his occupational safety degree.

Good marketing or bad business?

Black market music used to flow from garages to tapes to backpacks. Now independent music surges from MP3s to Napster to CD burners. But independent musicians from the corners of Indiana -- just like their commercial counterparts in the big cities -- see the black, white and gray of MP3s and Napster.

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