The Lowest Pair: Uncertain As It Is Uneven / Fern Girl and Ice Man

The Lowest Pair: Uncertain As It Is Uneven / Fern Girl and Ice Man

By Ed Whitelock

Two simultaneously released albums serve notice that the Lowest Pair are among the leading new lights in Americana. 27 May 2016 // 2:30 AM

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14 Apr 2006 // 12:00 AM

Thomas Stronen: Pohlitz

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Drive-By Truckers: A Blessing and a Curse

A Blessing and a Curse continues to distance itself from the Truckers' "Lynyrd Skynyrd with a higher IQ" roots, drawing from both the Replacements and the Rolling Stones for its rock 'n' roll sound.

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The Moore Brothers: Murdered by the Moore Brothers

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13 Apr 2006 // 1:00 AM

In a much simpler time, when bank robbers and crooked landlords were the ultimate evil, Superman protected the citizens of Metropolis as if everything depended on it.

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13 Apr 2006 // 1:00 AM

Survival of the Richest

On Survival of the Richest, the line between 'have' and 'have-nots' is clearly drawn, and while contestants may cross that line, it's only to visit.

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13 Apr 2006 // 1:00 AM

Everybody Hates Chris

Episode: 'Everyone Hates Corleone' - Despite his parents' firm belief that he will be 'safer' in the all-white school, Chris' status as the only black student opens him up to a daily barrage of abuses.

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13 Apr 2006 // 12:00 AM

Gotan Project: Lunático

If only updating an established style could always be as successful as this.

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The Avett Brothers: Four Thieves Gone: The Robbinsville Sessions

You need to hear The Avett Brothers, but perhaps this album isn't the best place to find your first impression.

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Cage the Elephant Ignite Central Park with Kickoff for Summerstage Season

// Notes from the Road

"Cage the Elephant rocked two sold-out nights at Summerstage and return to NYC for a free show May 29th. Info on that and a preview of the full Summerstage schedule is here.

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