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Tuesday, September 5 2006

The Big O: Beyond the Dark Glasses

Expanded reissues of the pivotal first three LPs recorded by Roy Orbison for Monument Records provides an insightful reminder of a true musical pioneer.


Tuesday, May 6 2008

Various Artists: Stax Does the Beatles

Soulsville USA shows its relevance outside of Memphis with a pair of releases from Stax artists covering London and Detroit in their gritty soul sound.

Sunday, April 6 2008

Fuck Buttons: Street Horrrsing

Fuck Buttons offer a delightful and frightening wall of sound that will guarantee you're never sure of which side you're on.

Monday, March 31 2008

Little Beirut: High Dive

Apparently, this Portland, Oregon quartet is not the sort to beat around the bush.

Sunday, October 28 2007

Carla Thomas: Live at the Bohemian Caverns

Forty years later, the undisputed Queen of Memphis Soul finally gets her album debut as a jazz singer.

Thursday, October 25 2007

The Ghost Is Dancing: The Darkest Spark

You've got to hand it to those Canadians... they really have the indie-rock collective thing down.

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