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  • The joyous dread of Dustin Wong and Takako Minekawa's "Savage Imagination"

    The joyous dread of Dustin Wong and Takako Minekawa's "Savage Imagination"
    Guitarist Dustin Wong is still getting a handle on how Japan is affecting his music. Born in Hawaii, he grew up in Tokyo and moved back a little more than two years ago after a decade in Baltimore, where he started his fertile, exploratory music career. He’s a guitarist who takes blues finger-picking’s painterly control and surf rock’s shimmer and pushes them into melodic clouds. It’s a sound he forged among the communities of young DIY artists in postindustrial Baltimore’s warehouses. Now he’s living in a tomorrow-land megacity whose metropolitan population tops 13 million.
  • We've Lost that Loving Feeling

    We've Lost that Loving Feeling
    In Japan, ramen is a labor of love: Stocks are cooked for hours, flavors are cultivated through decades of experience, and family recipes are fiercely guarded. It’s serious business which, despite its difficulty to perfect, has found a successful...

    Celebrated Summer Records marks eight years with anniversary show

    Celebrated Summer Records marks eight years with anniversary show
    Hampden record store Celebrated Summer Records has managed to stay open, and even thrive, for eight years in a time when post people have stopped buying music altogether. CP talked with store owner Tony Pence by emall and text messages about the store's...

    Harbor East

    Harbor East
    Bagby Pizza Co. 1006 Fleet St., (410) 605-0444, bagbypizza.com $$, L, D, Out, 10 p.m. Bagby’s is rightfully known for its brick-oven pizza (try the spicy shrimp or the goat cheese-prosciutto), but don’t miss their spectacular salads....

    60 Seconds In Heaven

    60 Seconds In Heaven
    One of the dependable pleasures of visiting the True Vine Record store in Hampden is discovering what musical oddity is playing on the in-house speakers—especially when Jason Willett is behind the store's desk. A late Friday afternoon perusal of...