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Wednesday, September 26 2007

Kenny Roby [Raleigh, NC]

It would be easy to assume that every decent-sized town has their own version of Raleigh, North Carolina's Kenny Roby -- a hard-working singer-songwriter and an engaging performer. But Roby is the cut above.


Sunday, May 7 2006

The Necks' Sex

In an hour-long marathon session, Adams revels in the intricacies and slowly building intensities of Sex.


Reviews

Tuesday, April 13 2010

A Good Talk: The Story and Skill of Conversation by Daniel Menaker

Too many of these 220 pages feel like a one-sided conversation with a sly but talkative cocktail hour chum.


Thursday, March 11 2010

Working in the Shadows: A Year of Doing the Jobs (Most) Americans Won't Do by Gabriel Thompson

Reading about drudgery isn't as laborious as you'd expect.


Tuesday, November 3 2009

Roman Candle: Oh Tall Tree in the Ear

Here are 11 refreshingly earnest and brazenly straightforward anthems that both rattle your floor and stick in your head. To this reviewer's ears, Roman Candle happily play non-hyphenated, non-adjective-ized Rock and Roll.


Wednesday, September 17 2008

Cyro Baptista: Banquet of the Spirits

Far-reaching, yet efficiently crafted, Banquet of the Spirits reigns in "world" music to refine and define its own distinctive world.


Tuesday, August 12 2008

Stanton Moore Trio: Emphasis (on parenthesis)

This album glimmers and glows, sputters and stirs. If this music were a mood, it would be movin'.


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