Articles tagged desert rock

26 Aug 2015 // 12:00 PM

Sweat Lodge: Talismana

The Sword aren't the only Austin band capable of kicking up a little 4:20-friendly riffology

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Wildlights - “Lions” (audio) (premiere)

This new project by the ASG frontman combines two great California rock 'n' roll sounds.

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Giant Sand: Blurry Blue Mountain

Twenty-five years after the first Giant Sand album, Howe Gelb's brand of ragged songplay and scorched intimacy continues to fray stylistic borders and suggest possibilities for the alt. country genre he helped spawn.

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Group Bombino: Guitars from Agadez Vol. 2

Bombino's sonic legacy is an urgent reminder of unfinished work in both the musical and political spheres. It's also further evidence of the excitement of the transnational Tuareg music scene.

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Group Doueh: Treeg Salaam

Doueh's music blends Sahrawi (Saharan) songs in the Hassania language with distorted electric guitar that alternates, in true Hendrix style, between infectious riffing and exploratory soloing.

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//Mixed media

Because Blood Is Drama: Considering Carnage in Video Games and Other Media

// Moving Pixels

"It's easy to dismiss blood and violence as salacious without considering why it is there, what its context is, and what it might communicate.

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