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Thursday, July 27 2006

The Cut-Out Bin #7: 10cc, How Dare You! (1976)

Lurking just below the goofy comedy, the mishmash of genres and the studio gimmickry of this last album by the band's original lineup is a pervasive, inconsolable sense of disconnection.


Sunday, June 18 2006

A Rake to the Mind: An Interview with Will Johnson of Centro-matic

The Centro-matic songwriter finds humor in dark situations, big words, and touring challenges, and still isn't sure what happens when he crosses the Atlantic.


Sunday, April 23 2006

Sounds Better in a Song: An Interview with Drive-By Truckers

Drive-By Truckers guitarist Mike Cooley talks with us about the blood and guts inside the Southern rock band's rollicking new album.


Wednesday, April 12 2006

Granola Funk Express

Few would think to look for hip-hop explorers in the hills of North Carolina, but this collective has been mining beats and crafting thoughtful rhymes for almost a decade. Meet Granola Funk Express, the new children of a revolution.


Wednesday, February 8 2006

The Cut-Out Bin #5: George Michael, Listen Without Prejudice, Vol. 1 (1990)

After 'Wake Me Up Before You Go-Go', maybe this record's title asked too much. Still, this song cycle has the ambition of Stevie Wonder's 1970s work and Michael nearly had the talent to pull it off.


Reviews

Tuesday, June 5 2007

FEST FLASHBACK: High Sierra Music Festival 2006 feat. My Morning Jacket, Brakes, and Apollo Sunshine

There's a palpable sense of remove from the normal life in High Sierra.


Friday, August 25 2006

Def Leppard

On wearing trousers that are tight enough to tell...


Friday, August 25 2006

Journey

Don't Stop Believin'; don't... stop... believin'.


Sunday, May 14 2006

The Black Crowes

Hanging on one of those gently curving, multi-consonant streets that crisscross Amsterdam, I felt rock 'n' roll's heathen gospel goodness seep into my pores...


Saturday, December 31 1994

High Sierra Music Festival Part 1 feat. My Morning Jacket

You might well be on the road to Rivendell, Shangri-La, or maybe even Grandma's House.


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