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The View from RiverView

In a January, 2003 article for the Currents, “Where is Riverwest? ” Dan Knauss wrote that Riverwest is “in-between space—porous, amorphous, and not as fixed in its identity—or as rigid—as some other neighborhoods” with “an interesting future that you can help create.” As students living here at RiverView, we feel that we are also in […]

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National Poetry Month

by Mary Vuk George Bowering April is the cruelest month, wrote T.S. Eliot. That, however, was long before The Academy of American Poets designated April as National Poetry Month in an effort to encourage individuals and the media to pay more attention to the art of poetry, living poets and our poetic heritage. Visitors to […]

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Hail, hail, rock and roll

The flyer for the show I went to over a year ago claimed Elatia were “heavy metal bluegrass,” and I went into the Bremen Cafe expecting to hear a banjo get the beating of its life, or maybe some goofy Black Sabbath covers. Instead, I found two acoustic guitars and a bongo, and a set of marvelous, intricate songs sung with inventive harmonies. The band’s electric incarnation is powerful, heavy, and loud, but retains the inventiveness, including the harmonies, and, another hallmark of Elatia, instrument switching. Though shows right now are either electric or acoustic, both are equal parts of the band’s sound.