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Sneak peeks at the bands that'll blast Blowout

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Published 2/7/2007

Blowout X is official. See for yourself at, where you can check out the venues and schedules for all four days of excitement tinged with the peculiar aroma of Hamtramck. Go ahead, take a whiff. In the meantime, X Box brings you another artist profile in the run-up to our Blowout issue. —Johnny Loftus


Georgio "The Dove" Valentino

"She's Got Eyes in All the Right Places." His name sounds like the moniker of an out-of-town hit man hired by local syndicate heavies to rub out a particularly shifty mark. In that scenario, "The Dove" would have some ingeniously cruel method of dispatch, like death by the pecking beaks of carrier pigeons, or something to do with elevator shafts. In reality, Georgio "The Dove" Valentino is only a crooner. An affiliate of Edward the Bear and the Valentinos, and joined at times by members of Clone Defects, he brings the wobbly, Champagne-buzz romance on "She's Got Eyes," suggesting Bryan Ferry in a dinner jacket and drunk on Cristalino, only creepier. (In a good way.)

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Johnny Loftus is the music editor of Metro Times. Send comments to

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