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July 22, 1999
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They came tattooed,
hemped, tank-topped, and pierced.

And at Edgefest ’99, they found the rockaholic abuse they craved:
abrasive ranting from bands, a thrashing mosh pit, and physical, and musical
heat.

This year’s Edgefest did not disappoint, but it didn’t surprise
either. While it succeeded in satisfying the masses’ hunger, it failed
to awe. The most radical bands of the day were the semi-successful hip-hop

July 22, 1999
  The wood is hard to swallow PDF files may take a moment to load

The Wood consists
of a series of flashbacks to the teenage years of three best friends as
they grow up in the urban neighbourhood of Inglewood, California during
the late 80’s. The flashbacks themselves are organized through what
is the central narrative of the film: the sobering up of Roland (Taye
Diggs) who is scheduled to be married in two hours, aided by his best
men Mike (Omar Epps) and Slim (Richard T. Jones). Although this story

July 22, 1999
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It was billed as a swillfest—the
first concert in the Summer of Debauchery series. While last week’s
Mac Ewan Hall Ballroom appearance by the Reverend Horton Heat may not
have been quite as debauched as expected, it was nothing short of a miraculous
show.

The Reverend (real name: Jim Heath) brought his travelling psychobilly/snake
oil show to Calgary for the first time in a few years, but found himself
preaching to the converted.

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