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Monday, May 21, 2007
The Michigan Daily - michigandaily.com

ARTS IN BRIEF
- CONCERT PREVIEW
Mountain Heart
May 26
The Ark
8 p.m. $20
Since the six member group
beganin1998,MountainHearthas
received an International Blue-
grass Music Association Award
and five consecutive IBMA man-
dolin player of the year awards for
band member Adam Steffey. Their
down home feel will suit The Ark
audience well.

CONCERT PREVIEW
Matt Jones
May 26.
Crazy Wisdom Tea Room
8:30 p.m. Free
The Ypsilanti-bred singer song-
writerwillbringhis acousticfolk to
the Crazy Wisdom Tea Room this
Saturday. Joining him will be vio-
linist and vocalist Carol Gray. The
duo will play music from Jones's
2005 album "Rightto Arms." Crazy
Wisdom's personal ambience sets a
comfortable stage for Jones.

CARGO
From page 9
parisons to Pat Metheny), but
his face-melting axe-work on
"Side with the Seeds" proves he
can blaze like the best of rock's
guitar gods.
Wilco was never a working
man's band anyway, but with
Cline slinging strings and human
spider (and modern rock's top
drummer) Glenn Kotche banging
the skins, the band doesn't have
to rely on overdubs to create a
nuanced sound - the six dudes
jamming in a room approach is

more than sonically satisfying.
As impressive as Cline and
Kotche can be, Jeff Tweedy's
pipes are still Wilco's most cru-
cial instrument. He sounds more
confident in his vocal abilities
than ever, and while never a
very technically proficient sing-
er, he's able to deliver his stellar
melodies with enough gusto to
make any deficiencies disappear.
His lyrics are less metaphoric
than in the past, but are no less
powerful.
The songs deal with a wide
scope of emotions, from issues
with rehab ("Sky Blue Sky,"
"Please Be Patient with Me")

to anti-Suburbanism ("Hate it
Here") and most poignantly, a
song for his widowed grandfa-
ther ("On and on and on").
Despite the nods to '70s lite-
rock, and a far more accessible
sound, this won't be the album
that breaks Wilco into the main-
stream. But that's OK. Like Jeff
Tweedy says on the DVD that
accompanies the deluxe edition,
"Right now is a good time to sit
down and sing some people some
motherfucking songs."
Those motherfucking songs
happen to be some of the best in
an already indispensable cata-
logue.

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Michigan Head * Pain & Neurological Institute is seeking adults to
take part in a research study of an investigational device for
the treatment of migraine headaches while the pain is still mild.
You may qualify for this study if you:
* Have a history of migraines with or without aura for at least 1 year
* Are between the ages of 18-65 years
" Experienced 2-3 migraine headaches per month for the past 3
months
* Pain typically starts as mild
If you qualify, you will receive study related exams, procedures,
and study treatments at no cost to you. You will also receive
compensation for time and travel. Please call a Research
Coordinator at (734) 677-6000, option 4, for more information
about your particioation in this study.

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