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The Avett Brothers Go Back-to-Basics with 'The Third Gleam'

For their latest EP, The Third Gleam, the Avett Brothers leave everything behind but their songs and a couple of acoustic guitars, a bass, and a banjo.

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The 50 Best Songs of 2009

As part of PopMatters’ 20th anniversary, we are revisiting classic features. Travel back in time a decade ago to 2009, when indie rock was in its full ascendency,and hear the songs that soundtracked the era.

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The 60 Best Albums of 2009

PopMatters turns 20 years old this October and we're beginning to celebrate our history by taking you back in time a decade ago. Obama was in the White House and the musical times were very good indeed. Revisit 2009 through its best albums.

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The Avett Brothers - "Roses and Sacrifice" (track review)

As fans expect from the Avett Brothers, "Roses and Sacrifice's" jaunty music masks the underlying emotional upheaval.

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The Avett Brothers: True Sadness

On their latest, the Avetts set their past, present, and future front-and-center in compelling fashion.

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The Avett Brothers Live at Red Rocks 2014 (video)

The Avett Brothers have released a video chronicling both the performance and behind-the-scenes experience of their three-day run at Colorado's Red Rocks Amphitheater.

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2014 Nelsonville Music Festival (photos)

The tenth annual Nelsonville Music Festival took place from May 29 to June 1.

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Forgetting the Roots: Does It Matter Who Makes Folk Music?

The authenticity trap: How did folk music end up in such a paradoxical place?

Taylor Coe
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The Avett Brothers: The Carpenter

The Avett Brothers' second major label album subtly expands their sonic palette while they continue to write strong songs that are alternately introspective and raucous.

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The Avett Brothers: 20 May 2011 - Houston, TX

Despite being able to draw audiences into 3,000 seat venues, The Avett Brothers still manage to capture a bit of the feeling of street buskers.

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New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival: 29 April - 1 May 2011 - New Orleans

With one of the greatest convocations New Orleans has to offer, the first weekend of the 2011 Jazz & Heritage Fest provided everything from zydeco to Cajun to Americana – with a side of crawfish.

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Rewinding the 53rd Annual Grammys

Performance-filled show often gave excellent tributes to music greats, but barely passed out any awards. This is going to be a long post!

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The Avett Brothers: 7 March 2010 - Chicago

Complete with ample southern charm, The Avett Brothers truly gave the performance everything they had.

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Sun, Sweat and Tears: Three Days at the Austin City Limits Festival

PopMatters takes a look at how a disparate array of acts fared in Austin’s playpen of mud, the blood, and the beer.

Tim Slowikowski
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Music Day 2: The Avett Brothers

Photos: James Edward Crittendon

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Music Day 1: NPR Showcase

Photos: James Edward Crittendon

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The Avett Brothers

"I haven't witnessed that much church in years."

Andrew Gilstrap
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The Avett Brothers: The Second Gleam

The six songs here show off the trio as a group of balladeers, each one as capable as the other at taking the leading man's spot and tugging at your heartstrings.

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The Avett Brothers

You can’t quite call them a power trio, but they put out a big sound.

Greg M. Schwartz
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The Avett Brothers: The Gleam

Though this release finds the band exploring quieter territory, there's a tangible intensity throughout many of these songs.

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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.

Mark W. Adams

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