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Creativity, Codes, and Conditions: An Interview With A.C. Newman of the New Pornographers

With Dan Bejar busy with Destroyer, celebrated power-pop stylists the New Pornographers get inspirations from horn honks and alarm codes on their latest riled-up set.

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From Garden to Higher Truth: The Legacy of Soundgarden’s Chris Cornell

No matter what Chris Cornell did, there was always the sense that he was doing what he wanted.

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White Hills: Stop Mute Defeat

White Hills can't and won't stop smashing the state in smashing fashion.

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18 May 2017 // 1:30 PM

Justin Townes Earle - “Maybe a Moment” (Singles Going Steady)

Justin Townes Earle doesn't preach. He shows you how it's done as the words and lyrics invite gentle reflection.

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The Builders and the Butchers - ‘The Spark’ (album stream) (premiere)

The Builders and the Butchers return with The Spark, their new album of consummately crafted folk rock.

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The Whiskey Gentry: Dead Ringer

This solid country-rock record keeps getting distracted by singer Lauren Staley Morrow's lyrics about her insecurities.

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Pokey LaFarge: Manic Revelations

A vibrant and often brassy mix that would sound equally at home at a Harlem rent party as a small-town barn dance.

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The Mastersons: Transient Lullaby

Each of the 11 cuts on this album share an emotional core about the search for a heart of gold ... oops, I mean peace of mind.

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Sera Cahoone: From Where I Started

Sera Cahoone channels home and self on her personal and emotional fourth solo album.

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T Bone Burnett: Don’t Let the Form Distract You From the Content

Lloyd Sachs explores the life, times, and endless journeys of singer-songwriter-musician T Bone Burnett.

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Modern Mal - ‘The Misanthrope Family Album’ (album stream) (premiere)

Northern Michigan's Modern Mal crafts an intriguing album about love, family, and loss, while blending country sounds with noir, pysch, surf, and tropical sounds.

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9 May 2017 // 7:55 AM

Sam Outlaw: Tenderheart

Southern Californian singer-songwriter returns with a solid set of somber and rockin’ tunes, but without the support his first record enjoyed in producer Ry Cooder.

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Scott Ruth - “Are You There” (audio) (premiere)

Scott Ruth soars in his pleas for love on this Noah Gundersen-produced Americana song.

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8 May 2017 // 2:30 AM

Midnight Oil’s Time Has Come Again

Midnight Oil taught me that citizens not only need a soundtrack for resistance, but we also need to resist.

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Lindsey Luff - “Until It’s True” (audio) (premiere)

The rising Americana artist Lindsey Luff pairs with the Lone Bellow's Brian Elmquist on this "reckless love song of sorts".

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Jay Farrar Talks Pedal Steel Guitar, Open Tunings, and Jerry Garcia

Son Volt's Jay Farrar opens up about the impetus of the new album, another new record about a half a year out, and how Tom Brumley and Ralph Mooney are probably his favorites on the pedal steel guitar.

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Jake La Botz - “Hobo on a Passenger Train” (audio) (premiere)

Jake La Botz offers up his latest single from one of the year's best Americana albums, Sunnyside.

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4 May 2017 // 9:34 AM

Dweezil Zappa Extends Legacy of His Dad, Frank Zappa

Dweezil Zappa had no idea he’d grow up to be a guitarist and band leader. But his famous father, the late Frank Zappa, certainly

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The New Pornographers Bring Siren Songs and a Monkey’s Paw to Oakland’s Fox Theater

Their siren sound draws indie rock fans like the sailors who would shipwreck after being enchanted by the sirens’ voices of mythological lore.

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Leo Kottke and Keller Williams Transcend Fear and Loathing in Phoenix

The best treat occurs when Williams joins Kottke onstage for several songs to close out the set -- the interaction is infectious with the dynamic duo trading licks and complimenting each other in virtuoso fashion.

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