Yeah Yeah Yeahs break the mold of Garage Rock craze by absences


									Arts & Entertainment Old Gold and Black                                                                                                                                                                     Thursday, November 7, 2002 B7

                                                                                                                                       Abercrombie and Wake                                                               By Michael Wright
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ON CAMPUS                                     form as the latest installment of Student
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                                                                                           Joey Picard.
                                                                                           When: 7:30 p.m. Nov. 14-16
                                              When: 7 p.m. Nov. 12                         Where: Ring Theatre, Scales Fine Arts
                                              Where: Shorty’s, Benson University           Center
Exhibits                                      Center                                       Info: Adults $5, students $3 at the door.
                                              Info: Free.                                  Ext. 5295.
Corapeake. The gallery presents
university graduate Kendall Messick’s         Collegium Musicum Concert. Stewart
multimedia exhibit centered on the his-       Carter and Professor of Music Brian          Lectures
tory of Corapeake, N.C.                       Gorelick will direct.
When: Through Nov. 13                         When: 8 p.m. Nov. 13                         Dante’s Hell. Charles Ross, a profes-
Where: Charlotte and Phillip Hanes Art        Where: Brendle Recital Hall, Scales          sor from Purdue University, will discuss
Gallery                                       Fine Arts Center                             “Statius in Dante’s Hell and the Magnifi-
Info: Free. Ext. 5585.                        Info: Free.                                  cent Seven Samurai Against Thebes.”
                                                                                           When: 4:30 p.m. Nov. 12
Watercolors. Fifty Watercolors by North                                                    Where: DeTamble Auditorium, Tribble
Carolina native and renowned poet A.R.        Film                                         Hall
Ammons, ’49, will be displayed.                                                            Info: Free.
When: Through Nov. 13.                        Road to Perdition. The recent block-
Where: Charlotte and Phillip Hanes Art        buster starring Tom Hanks will be
Info: Free. Ext. 5585.
                                              When: 7 p.m. Nov. 8-10, 10 p.m. Nov.
                                              9-10, 3 p.m. Nov. 10
                                              Where: Pugh Auditorium                       Concerts
Music                                         Info: $2, Deacon dollars accepted.
                                                                                           Cat’s Cradle. Nov. 7: Gran Torino/
Fall Choral Concert. The Concert Choir        Earth. The 1998 film will be screened as     Ingram Hill/Averi. Nov. 8: Thomas Map-
and the Collegium Vocal Ensemble will         part of the History and Film Series.         fumo and the Blacks Unlimited Orches-
perform “The Three Choral B’s: Bach,          When: 7 p.m. Nov. 19                         tra. Nov. 9: Junior Brown/Old Crow
Brahms and Britten.” Brian Gorelick,          Where: Tribble Hall, B117                    Medicine Show. Nov. 10: The Slip. Nov.

                                                                                                                                       Yeah Yeah Yeahs break the
a professor of music, will conduct the        Info: Free. Ext. 4396.                       11: Rhett Miller and the Instigators/The
choirs and senior Matthew Webb will                                                        Damnwells.
conduct a special 20-voice mixed                                                           Where: 300 E. Main St. Carrboro
ensemble.                                     Theater                                      Info: Call (919) 967-9053.
When: 8 p.m. tonight
Where: Brendle Recital Hall, Scales           The Cherry Orchard. Anton Chekhov’s          Ziggy’s. Nov. 8: Leftover Salmon/

                                                                                                                                       mold of ‘Garage Rock craze’
Fine Arts Center                              classic drama will be directed by Pro-       Barefoot Manor. Nov. 9: Cowboy
Info: Free. Ext. 5364.                        fessor of Theatre John E. R. Frieden-        Mouth/Cinema 8. Nov. 11: Galactic/
                                              berg.                                        Mofro.
Flute Fest 2002. Kathryn Levy will            When: 7:30 p.m. through Nov. 9, 2 p.m.       Where: 433 Baity St.
direct university flute students, the flute   Nov. 10                                      Info: Call 748-1064.
choir and the Silver Wind Flute Choir of      Where: MainStage, Scales Fine Arts
Winston-Salem.                                Center                                       Alan Jackson. The country superstar
                                                                                                                                                       By Andrew Bryant                         officially released amid two EP’s, the self-titled EP
When: 3 p.m. Nov. 10                          Info: Adults $12, Students $5. Ext.          will perform from his new holiday album                Old Gold and Black Reviewer                   and Machine, the band is proving themselves the
Where: Brendle Recital Hall, Scales           5295.                                        “Let it Be Christmas.”                                                                               match of any spoiled-brat Strokes in the world.
Fine Arts Center                                                                           When: 8 p.m. Nov. 8                           If the United States of America were a high              Equipped with a stripped down production, due
Info: Free.                             Wisdom Teeth. Senior Alan English will             Where: Greensboro Coliseum                  school campus, New York City would be the more to money constraints than aesthete, that is
                                        direct the Anthony Aston Players’ per-             Info: Tickets available through Ticket-     equivalent of the “cool guy” who rides his reminiscent of the early Factory Records days
Drew Ritting’s Band. The band will per- formance of the play written by junior             master.                                     Vespa to school and                                                                   of A Certain Ratio or
                                                                                                                                       works part-time at the                                                                Rough Trade-era The
                                                                                                                                       local independently-                                                                  Fall, the YYYs embody
                                                                                                                                       owned record shop.                                                                    the resurgence of punk
                                                                                                                                         NYC is the kid                                                                      mentality with a do-it-
                                                                                                                                       who wears only the                                                                    yourself mentality and
                                                                                                                                       hippest clothes and                                                                   a “hey, I could do that”
                                                                                                                                       always makes intel-                                                                   sound.
                                                                                                                                       ligent observations                                                                     The YYYs’ EP plays
                                                                                                                                       regarding         post-                                                               like a mission statement
                                                                                                                                       modern art and its                                                                    of a group that needs,
                                                                                                                                       debt to Basquiat and                                                                  and has finally found,
                                                                                                                                       Warhol’s Factory.                                                                     a voice. Regarding the
                                                                                                                                         NYC listens to Lou                                                                  track “Our Time,” it
                                                                                                                                       Reed, Count Basie                                                                     has already been stated
                                                                                                                                       and Keiji Haino                                                                       by numerous reviewers
                                                                                                                                       within the span of                                                                    that if you are under
                                                                                                                                       an hour on a mix                                                                      the age of 25 and have
                                                                                                                                       CD he made for a                                                                      not heard the song, you
                                                                                                                                                                                      Photo courtesy of
                                                                                                                                       friend. NYC is in                                                                     are missing out on the
                                                                                                                                       deep discussion with The Yeah Yeah Yeahs’ latest EP, Machine, shows anthem of your genera-
                                                                                                                                       your girlfriend right promise for the full-length release.                            tion.
                                                                                                                                       now regarding the                                                                       As much as it pains me
                                                                                                                                       influence of Hegel on William Faulkner’s As I to side with this SPIN mentality, I am forced to agree.
                                                                                                                                       Lay Dying, and how that relates to her getting In fact, it pains my elitist soul to admit it, but these
                                                                                                                                       naked.                                                   are all great songs despite corporate endorsement.
                                                                                                                                         NYC is much cooler than you (or anyone else) The band might ally themselves with beer com-
                                                                                                                                       can ever hope to be.                                     mercials and tobacco ads, but that doesn’t matter
                                                                                                                                         So why does the bastion of cool feel the need to when I can’t even take a whiz without whistling the
                                                                                                                                       constantly reassert its territory, specifically in the 1950s-inspired “doo-doo” chorus of “Art Star.”
                                                                                                                                       realm of modern music (e.g., rock & roll)? It can          Also, coupled with these hook-laden tracks is my
                                                                                                                                       only be explained by the alpha-male mentality constant inability to correctly interpret song lyrics,
                                                                                                                                       of domination maintenance.                               thus reducing the rather naughty chorus from the
                                                                                                                                         Not content with giving birth to numerous track “Bang Bang Bang,” which includes “as a fart
                                                                                                                                       modern composers, jazz, punk, No Wave, post- song, you suck.”
                                                                                                                                       punk and hip-hop, New York struggles constantly            Fundamental auditory deficiencies aside, the most
                                                                                                                                       to remain a fertile breeding ground for “new” recent release by the band, the aforementioned
                                                                                                                                       music.                                                   Machine EP, maintains the debut effort without

                                                                                                                                         I say “new” and not simply new because the most becoming the least bit stale. The three-song collec-
                                                                                                                                       recent installment of trend within pop-culture, the tion offers a spoken word by singer Karen O within
                                                                                                                                       Garage Rock craze, is a far cry from being truly the first track, “Machine,” and a remix of the popular
                                                                                                                                       innovative or original. This lack of novelty and show-closer “Pin.”
                                                                                                                                       ingenuity does not hinder the movement from                Branching out while still keeping with their angu-
                                                                                                                                       delivering interesting music that is still resourceful lar and tinny sound, the EP shows promise for the
                                              Business Office                                                                          and clever, the case in point being the emergence full-length release which will hopefully arrive soon,
                                        518 Benson University Center                                                                   of fresh talent such as the Yeah Yeah Yeahs.             cementing New York’s continued reign in swank
                                         Winston-Salem, NC 27109                                                                         With nearly an entire album’s worth of songs and “rawk.”
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