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It’s all been online for nearly a day already, but in case you missed something, this week’s dead-tree City Paper has lots of sexy stuff:
- Leor Galil profiles D.C. grindcore trio Magrudergrind, who pissed off some of their peers by releasing an EP through Scion, the Toyota brand. But why are grindcore kids still hung up over “selling out” debates?
- Joe Warminsky reviews the debut full-length of earnest D.C. rockers U.S. Royalty, and finds it lacking in danger.
- David Dunlap Jr. reviews the new album by Tennis, whose girl-group-mining indie pop he finds a little too tedious.
- Tricia Olszewski reviews two films involving very distraught people: Another Year and The Company Men.
- Chris Klimek reviews Theater J’s Return to Haifa, about an encounter between a Palestinian family and an Israeli one.
- In One Track Mind, Ryan Little talks to noisy art-poppers Phonic Riot about their new cassette.
- City Lights: Yo La Tengo! The Dismemberment Plan! Eddie Palmieri! Reel Injun! The video art of Brandon Morse! The Human Resources Manager! 9500 Liberty!