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For Credit Card orders CALL 919-967-9053 DON’T BE ALARMED IF YOU GET A WEIRD FEELING IN THE PIT OF YOUR STOMACH AFTER EATING A QptVUW 1 SM, dtUic# LOVE CAN OFTEN DO THAT n *t*wiy iow^ I ' GTT LD 1 S GREAT£ s T tS /r Met SANDWIC" I WF 306 W. FRANKLIN - 968.7827 SI 1 DEEM “™ l ““ COM | Blues Guitarist Rocks Live; Voice Fails Lewis R.L. Burnside Burnside on Burnside A series of notes coaxed from a soli tary slide guitar are enough to grab hold of new fans for R.L. Burnside’s old style of music. The first strains of blues and boogie immediately draw the listener to the lively sounds of Burnside on Burnside, the revered guitarist’s first major live album. These sounds haven’t been heard in the polished, restrained blues that have become popular over the years. This is music of the past that still sounds new and vital with its raw, stripped-down and propulsive nature. The band maintains a forceful, driving rhythm even without the use of a bass guitar. Burnside, his grandson Cedric Burnside on drums and his adopted son, Kenny Brown, on slide guitar are able to keep things tight without it. At the center of the affair, of course, is R.L. After all, he embodies the music he’s played for nearly 50 years. He sur vived tough times and bad luck, knew all the women he sings about and lived the Mississippi-hill-country blues for much longer than today’s music lovers have been paying attention. R.L.’s blues are enhanced by his strong voice and the wonderful music he extracts from just one chord. Every now and then, he adds a joke or interlude for "" Lmiiina -.rvo-o Take 15/501 South towards Pittsboro Exit Main St./Southern Village BANDITS it i 1:25 7:15 RIDING IN CARS WITH BOYS it. m 1:15-4:15 7:00-9.35 TRAINING DAY IKS 4:00-9:40 SERENDIPITY IKH3I 1:20-3:20-5:20-7:20-9:25 13 GHOSTS ft) 1:30-3:30-5:30-7:30-9:45 mnrxma&iawUißrvnvm SHREK w;j 7:00 pm Bargain Matinees Daily until 5:30 All seats $4.75 www.therialto.com □□ l DOLBY j I STAD| Um hhhtal Seating CAROLINA UNION ACTIVITIES BOARD FILM COMMITTEE flicKS. www.unc.edu/cuab $2.00 Student Tickets @ Union Box Office 10am-spm M-F & one hour belore each show DIVERSIONS effect before the band launches another sublime piece of blues heaven. None of the songs, most of which were recorded live at the Crystal Ballroom in Portland, Ore., let go of the listener. From the marchlike tempo of “Shake ’Em On Down” to the closing rowdiness of “Snake Drive,” the set maintains a pure, enthralling energy. Luckily for anyone who gives his music a listen, this energy has not dif fused with age. Burnside might be just shy of his 75th birthday, but his live album is evidence that he has more than enough life left in him to grab and shake new listeners with his potent brand of primitive blues. fly Elliott Dube David Lewis For Now ■kirCrii'Cr For Now could be a much different album if David Lewis’ voice was less suited to a children’s sing-along and more allied with his impressive lyrics and carefully arranged instrumentals. Lewis’ eternally placid singing effec tively subverts his lyrical power, making the folk singer/songwriter’s second LP fall victim to a plague of songs the lis tener cannot take seriously. In the oddly rollicking “The Rain Stops Everything,” one can hear Lewis sweedy smiling through his lines about heartbreak. When he sings “My heart is leaking right through these chains,” it’s full of sugar and high-pitch. 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The album, by merit of this continual cheer fulness, occasionally approaches the trite. And gende but multi-faceted instru mentals often dwarf Lewis’ effeminate vocals, further proving that the vocalist is indeed the weakest link. Only “Old Dreams Fade Away," in which Lewis sings the first verse a cappella, flatters the singer. Unfortunately, Lewis more often miss es than hits. Especially difficult for the lis tener is the cover of Nick Drake’s “Northern Sky." The instrumentals are incredibly fluid and lilt perfecdy in the Drake tradition. But he can’t hold a candle to Drake, and Lewis tries to emulate him repeatedly - Lewis’ voice just does not have that “Pink Moon” allure of Drake’s. But there is no doubt that Lewis pos sesses definite lyrical prowess despite being vocally challenged. Some particu larly poignant moments on the album are preserved through the simple power of the words that Lewis uses. On “You Don’t Know,” even Lewis’ voice can’t dilute the insight of lines like “I was bom the day you kissed me/I lived a while in between/And I died the day you left me/In a place where sad ness goes unseen.” It’s a complicated sentiment expressed simply and is one of the album’s highlights. Too bad an album can’t be all about the words. Lewis ultimately couldn’t establish the balance between singing and songwriting. fly Michelle Jarboe vrawswasr ssskew® sisstis.-sstas””' . OMJWttATFH NIW JSBKnWJ tyi 'LIVELY AND PROVOCATIVE’ gll&HIR 7:00. 9:20. SAT-SUN 2:00, 4:20 mMEEp 111 7:10, 9:30, SAT-SUN 2:10, 4:30 ‘MOUTH-WATERING! /!<% “TWO THUMBS UPI" nti/ tbrEilla soup w -7:15, 9:20, SAT-SUN 2.15, 4:40 I REMARKABLE!” P II -BOLDLY IMAGINATIVE! LI.L 1 ” ’jj BURNS WITH STYLE AND ENERGY." m “An Oscar-caliber performance ■ c- Al , t>ert Brooks!’ my first mister 9.10, SAT-SUN 4 10 BREAD & TULIPS 7:10. 9 25, SAT-SUN 2 10. 4 30 Pseudo Punksters Reach Horrendous Low Point By Nick Parker Staff Writer Lit’s biggest hit had fresh-faced, would-be punks singing along to “please tell me whyeiiieiii” for months, thanks to 1999’s “My Own Worst Enemy.” The band has just released another album, and listeners with any taste should throw that chorus back at the group. Zrey/ews) Lit Atomic ★★☆☆☆ Please, tell me why. After the baffling success of its previ ous LP, A Place in the Sun, Lit stick* to the same bouncy melodies in their sec ond attempt, Atomic. An uncomfortable mix of pop and heavy metal, Lit’s sound doesn’t stand out as unique because it doesn’t conform - it just fails in both fields. Much like the music, little has changed about the band. Still a restless gang of wannabe romantics, nothing of any real importance is uncovered or even explored during the entire album. It seems as if the band simply writes and performs whatever will please the teenage pop fans that want to be hard core. A. Jay Popoff, lead vocalist, whines about a seemingly endless parade of love “tragedies,” never go to dailytarheel.com ■ Enigmatic Spaccy Rocks “K-PAX” ■ By Jeremy Fisher ■ “Assassins” Pits Murder Against Religious Philosophy ■ By Joanna Pearson ■ Favorite Local Band Takes Audience on Sensory Trip ■ By Brooks Firth ■ McGee Packs High-Energy Musical Punch I By Kristen Williams \ oateAeUtCf, f Breakfast • Cuncfi * dinner since 1988 9free detivery to ‘Ll9f£ ianduMclted, uyiapA. & icUadi aoailalle at all St*tde*t Stored locatia+ui and the. tyNC eftodfutal InacU haA. 4201 University Drive, Durham 489-5776 • unvw.saladeiia.com D A Special Event fob the Senior Class a Hfc Thursday. Nov. Bth, 2001 9:00 pm in the John Sprurit Hill Ballroom of the Carolina Inn Featuring Doug Clark and the Hot Nuts Black Tie Hosted by Julians To benefit the Senior Class Gift Attendance limited. Tickets $25 per person Tickets available at Julian's. 140 East Franklin St. 942-4563 ulFfp Uailg ®ar Hppl diverging from the formula that granted him his 15 seconds of fame. The album has no diversity, being merely a poorly organized pile of shal low, loveless love songs. Each lending his own listless drone to the lost melodies, no member of Lit boasts particularly strong musical tal ents. Guitarist Jeremy Popoff relies more on his distortion pedals than his abilities, cranking out monotonous chords that vary only in their amount of ugly amalgamation of noise. Hidden in the background, drummer Allen Shellenberger throws in random crashes and thumps, establishing chaos instead of rhythm. One of the only redeeming factors is Kevin Baldes, a bassist who delivers some truly powerful riffs in “Live For This.” His ability glows moderately in the background, trying to be recognized despite the otherwise struggling noise. Unfortunately, Baldes is drowned out by the distracting, nasal whine of A. Jay Popoff, and his lack of versatility as a singer is only outdone by his weakness as a writer. The superficial and often silly lyrics, (“I got a lot of good drugs/But I don’t know how to use ’em/So I threw ’em in the trash/And now my dogs are high as hell,”) make no sense and dwell on empty issues. “Sunny Weather” and “Everything’s Cool” particularly have nothing to say yet still drag on for sev eral minutes. Surprisingly, a: few choice tracks could be worth the time they take to play, but not for the price of the LP. The blossoming “She Comes” stumbles upon touching lyrics and a rolling beat while “Lipstick and Bruises” boasts clever moments and a catchy tune that isn’t just annoying. Trying to recreate the sounds that garnered them fame in the pop-y teenage circles, Lit has not changed in the least. Atomic proves that Lit is just another one-hit wonder band that has stayed too long at the fair. They are their own worst enemy. The Arts & Entertainment Editor can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.