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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.
  • 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...

    Summer movie schedule

    Applause roars as a crowd—high on buttery popcorn fumes and enough sugar to get a giant radioactive lizard buzzed, if it was into that kind of thing—watch the last breaths of the giant Claymation monster bubble up from the depths of the...

    Pabu to look like Ouzo Bay, LAMILL to be completely renovated

    Pabu to look like Ouzo Bay, LAMILL to be completely renovated
    As Greek philosopher Heraclitus said: "There is nothing permanent except change." After a weekend of absorbing the news that Pabu and LAMILL are closing, we were finally able to get an early idea about what those planned changes are. Alex Smith and George...