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Features

Monday, March 26 2007

A Hammock and a Brook: An Interview With Explosions in the Sky

After getting on the big screen and the small one, Explosions in the Sky learn how to relax even as they grow.


Wednesday, March 17 2004

Matthew Shipp, Restless Visionary Behind the Blue Series

Matthew Shipp is the most adventurous, prolific jazz musician out there, bar none. That's saying something in a genre that, at least on its fringes, is made up almost exclusively of adventurous, prolific types. The closest competition comes in the form of frequent collaborators like William Parker.


Wednesday, March 28 2001

Interview with John Scofield

It's not exactly a Clark Kent-into-Superman kind of thing, but the way guitarist John Scofield can shift between straight ahead jazz and jam-band inspired funk is impressive.


Sunday, December 17 2000

Best of 2000: John Kenyon


Saturday, December 31 1994

Ramblin' Across the Seas: An Interview with Isobel Campbell

The Scottish singer explains how she paired up with Mark Lanegan for a new album, and why that's slightly easier than partnering with Gram Parsons.


Reviews

Wednesday, June 14 2006

Dumptruck: Haul of Fame

A band with nothing close to a hit still offers a compelling case as one of the best bands of the '80s and beyond.


Monday, April 24 2006

Ass Ponys: The Okra Years

For the most part, The Okra Years presents a better version of the Ass Ponys than the band's few fans from that era might remember.


Tuesday, February 7 2006

Nels Cline/Wally Shoup/Chris Corsano: Immolation/Immersion

Those wanting to further explore Cline's music would do well to ease into things. For most, that means a disc like this probably ought to sit on the shelf for a while.


Thursday, December 8 2005

Pinetop Seven: The Night's Bloom

This band is hard to compare to others, because they're quite unlike so many others.


Sunday, October 30 2005

The Clientele: Strange Geometry

The new Clientele disc is awfully good, besting everything in Belle & Sebastian's catalog on an album-by-album basis save for The Boy With the Arab Strap and Dear Catastrophe Waitress.


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