Communist Daughter, Fifth Element's open-mic night featured in this week's paper
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Communist Daughter frontman Johnny Solomon finds a new-old, small-town sound
By Andrea Swensson
Johnny Solomon leaves the big city for small-town life, and finds a new musical direction on his '60s-pop influenced debut with Communist Daughter, Soundtrack to the End.
Fifth Element relaunches open-mic night
By Jack Spencer
The Rhymesayers-owned and operated record store reboots its monthly open-mic night, which takes place tomorrow night, April 1, with host Franz Diego.
CD Review: E.G. Bailey, American Afrikan
By Peter S. Scholtes
"Bailey is a reminder that Public Enemy started as radio guys, too," writes Scholtes. "The Liberian-born spoken-word performer makes blindsiding funk his space for meaning, and vice versa."
5ingles: The Songs We Can't Escape
By Ray Cummings
Spinning the new singles by Ariel Pink's Haunted Graffiti, Child Abuse, T.I., and more.
By Gimme Noise staff
A preview of this week's best shows, including Spoon and Deerhunter, Tobacco, Toro y Moi, and more.