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Michael Metivier
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Michael Metivier has lived and worked everywhere from New Orleans to Chicago to New York to Boston. He currently lives in the Pioneer Valley of western Massachusetts, with his bride-to-be and two hilarious guinea pigs. He records and performs original songs under the name “Oweihops”.


Sunday, July 5 2009

My Michael

As an adult, I haven’t the foggiest idea of what a “King of Pop” is or does, but as a six-year-old, I was pretty sure Michael Jackson invented music.

Thursday, April 2 2009

Pearl Jam's "Ten", Eighteen Years Later

Over the years, Sony Legacy has re-released countless albums, but rarely has it honored a record whose importance with regards to legacy has been debated since day one as Pearl Jam’s debut.

Thursday, March 27 2008

The Lemonheads: It's A Shame About Ray: Collector's Edition

This 1992 classic, a commercial smash and artistic peak for the Lemonheads, wants another bit part in your life. A walk-on would be fine.

Tuesday, December 19 2006

Best Singer/Songwriter Albums of 2006

Dry lyrical wit, verbal playfulness, and somber epiphanies for the reluctantly mature: they're all part of Michael Metivier's best singer/songwriter albums of the year.

Tuesday, August 29 2006

Trouser Snakes on a Tour Plane: A Long Journey with Journey

Love or loathe them, Journey's songs are etched into our collective subconscious, and deeper than most of us would like to admit.


Wednesday, September 9 2009

United Bible Studies: The Jonah

Sometimes, the blend of trad and psych can seem either too precious or too studied, but overall, The Jonah rings true.

Tuesday, September 8 2009

16 Horsepower: Secret South

Reissue of 16 Horsepower's long-out-of-print third album. It's not their best, but certainly worthy.

Monday, August 24 2009

Cub Country: Stretch That Skull Cover and Smile

Jeremy Chatelain writes and sings some fine melodies, high and lonesome, calm and mellow, and there isn’t a moment on the album that rings hollow or false.

Wednesday, August 19 2009

The Dry Spells: Too Soon For Flowers

Mystical, ethereal Californian folk-rock in the vein to make Mama Nicks proud.

Monday, July 20 2009

Sarah Jarosz: Song Up In Her Head

A captivating and assured debut by an 18-year-old bluegrass soon-to-be star.

R.E.M.: Accelerate [30.Mar.08]
Riviera: Capital [6.Mar.07]
Joanna Newsom: Ys [12.Nov.06]
Wovenhand: Mosaic [11.Oct.06]
Feist: Open Season [17.Jul.06]
Euphone: V [EP] [1.May.05]
The Zincs: Dimmer [20.Apr.05]
Karate: Pockets [19.Sep.04]


Tuesday, January 5 2010

Remembering Vic Chesnutt

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