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Willie do it?


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Chris Parker
‘1000 Miles Away’ and Willie Stradlin’s still counting — on being your favorite country rock band.
 
Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Still bouncing


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Chris Parker
After more than two decades together, the hard-core veterans of Madball keep making the rounds.
 
Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Psych-rockers Dr. Dog live for the thrill of the life they lead


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Chris Parker
For most, being a musician means financial rewards are meager. It requires a certain spirit to keep it up. But psychedelic Philadelphia quintet Dr. Dog has the right attitude.
 
Thursday, November 11, 2010

Lonnie Walker isn't a man, but an edge-blurring band that whips up a batch of Americana punk


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Chris Parker
Alt-punk band Lonnie Walker is a product of its generation. Its music winds in different directions, influenced by Weezer, Iggy Pop, The Beatles and Hank Williams.
 
Thursday, November 11, 2010

Daniel Hunter buries a bummer adolescence to find happiness in an Analog Rebellion


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Chris Parker
People change, often dramatically, yet when it comes to musicians, we tend to expect a consistency that's simply not realistic.
 
Thursday, November 4, 2010

Singer/songwriter Rocky Votolato emerges from the dark to discover a new dawn with 'True Devotion'


Music

Chris Parker
Success can be a killer if you're not prepared for it. Just ask Kurt Cobain, or fellow Seattle resident Rocky Votolato.
 
Thursday, November 4, 2010

Austin Americana act Band of Heathens conquers the country with three songwriters, invading all influences


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Chris Parker
If music were a sprawling party, Band of Heathens would be an unpredictable guest who moves about the room, hanging with everyone.
 
Thursday, October 28, 2010

Michigan indie-folk foursome Frontier Ruckus surveys new territory while examining old wounds


Music

Chris Parker
They say home is where the heart is, and that's particularly true for Frontier Ruckus, which released "Deadmalls & Nightfalls" this summer.
 
Thursday, October 28, 2010

Beloved songsmith Guy Clark has decades of experience, but he starts anew every day, building guitars and stringing stories


Music

Chris Parker
When it comes to pure songwriting craft, Guy Clark has few peers. His songs pulse with truths like a still-beating heart cut and pasted to the page.
 
Thursday, October 21, 2010

Portland indie-punkers The Thermals warm hearts with 'Personal Life,' an album that swells and sputters like love


Music

Chris Parker
Complexity's overrated. That's one of the guiding principles for The Thermals.
 
Thursday, October 21, 2010

After years of dithering, Indiana singer/songwriter Krista Detor finds her career's on the right track


Music

Chris Parker
An artist of growing stature who's already found a following in Europe, the 41-year-old spent much of her life pursuing everything but her calling.
 
Thursday, October 14, 2010

Instead of keeling over, Cleveland's Keelhaul pulls out of dry docks to motor through more metal sludge


Music

Chris Parker
No matter how unfashionable your music is, if you hang around long enough, you're likely to see it come into style.
 
Thursday, October 14, 2010

The Constellations are an eclectic Atlanta outfit with stars and countless styles in its eyes


Music

Chris Parker
The Constellations don't fit comfortably in any box, and that's by design.
 
Thursday, October 7, 2010

Austin singer/songwriter Darden Smith wants to win the race, but 'Marathon' proves he's in for the long haul


Music

Chris Parker
Darden Smith is an artist. Indeed, he believes we all are at heart.
 
Thursday, October 7, 2010

Stuart McLamb reinterprets Love Language with more musicians and maintains his melancholy pop momentum


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Chris Parker
You can't recreate the past. No matter how beautiful a moment is, attempts to recapture time are doomed to fail.
 
Thursday, September 30, 2010
 
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