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New Waves of California Country: An Interview With David Lowery of Cracker

Berkeley and Bakersfield are only separated by 250 miles, but David Lowery, one of the busiest men in the music industry, tells PopMatters how the drive runs right through the center of his long career.

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"Leave the F-Bombs In": An Interview With Daytrotter's Sean Moeller

You may not know his name. You may not even know Daytrotter. But Sean Moeller has played an indispensable role in snatching many of your favorite groups from the clutches of obscurity.

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Literary History's Best Celebrated Failures

Whether you entertain delusions of grandeur or merely write to justify alcoholism, The Biographical Dictionary of Literary Failure is a book for you.

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Ferguson, Missouri: Real and Imagined

As art imitates life, there are parallels between the violence in Laura McBride's We Are Called to Rise and the most recent headlines of violence in America.

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Shovels and Rope: Swimmin' Time

Swimmin' Time is the product of our generation's June Carter and Johnny Cash after the messy past has been laid to rest.

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Grace Askew: Scaredy Cat

Despite a center stage spotlight viewed by millions, former The Voice contestants often fail to build a fan base outside the narrow scope of the network lens.

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Old Crow Medicine Show Will Save Country Music from Itself

The veritable Top 40 Country outsiders, Old Crow Medicine Show, are the newest members of the Grand Ole Opry. But does that really matter?

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SXSW's Little Sister: Savannah Stopover Music Festival

As far as festivals go SXSW is a lot like the high school cheerleader. Everyone either wants her or wants to be her. If this be true, then the Savannah Stopover Music Festival is her little sister. Younger, more modest, and increasingly harder to overlook.

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Wild Child - "Crazy Bird" (video)

If MTV makes you wanna smoke crack, check out Wild Child's "Crazy Bird" for a taste of what music video's could be.

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World's End Press: World's End Press

To your minimal knowledge of Aussie groups Wolfmother, Silver Chair and AC/DC add the little known but ambitious World's End Press.

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Words Are Sexy and So Are You, Dear Reader

It's amazing how some extraordinary people with so much talent and esthetic control could be so hopeless, not to mention helpless, concerning matters of the heart.

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Plume, Elizabeth Keenan

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Wild Child: The Runaround

Fairy tales, children's poems and nursery rhymes. Wild Child adds conflict to innocence.

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The Head and the Heart: Let's Be Still

Bassist and songwriter Chris Zasche of the wildly popular group the Head & the Heart speaks on the new record.

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Dr. Dog: B-Room

With albums charting progressively higher and a touring schedule placing them in highly desirable stage slots at news-making national festivals, the time is ripe for Dr. Dog to break through to the mainstream, and B-Room is just the album to do it.

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