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Imagine Dragons
Imagine Dragons
Imagine Dragons

A couple of years ago, Imagine Dragons were just another indie rock band trying to scrape by. But now the Las Vegas group has hit the jackpot, becoming the biggest thing in the alt-rock world with a sold out North American tour...

 
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Steely Dan, Credit: Danny Clinch
Steely Dan, Credit: Danny Clinch
Steely Dan, Credit: Danny Clinch

We recently participated in a conference call with Donald Fagen and Walter Becker of Steely Dan, who took the opportunity to have a bit of fun with the questions that a group of journalists asked about their upcoming tour, Mood...

 
Beer
 
Uinta Dubhe
Uinta Dubhe
Uinta Dubhe

Uinta Duhbe is the best hemp-infused Imperial Black IPA I’ve had.  Not just because it’s the only hemp-infused Imperial Black IPA I’ve had, but because it’s awesome.  This is one far out brew.  It is important to note the pronu...

 
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Train
Train
Train

Since forming in 1994, the pop rock act Train has consistently released albums that sell by the truckloads. Their latest album, California 37, is no exception. The band just reissued with three additional studio recordings, inc...

 
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...AND YOU WILL KNOW US BY THE TRAIL OF DEAD
...AND YOU WILL KNOW US BY THE TRAIL OF DEAD
...AND YOU WILL KNOW US BY THE TRAIL OF DEAD

Once banned from clubs in its Austin hometown, …And You Will Know Us by the Trail of Dead  has regularly toured and recorded since forming some 15 years ago. Last year’s aggressive and noisy Lost Songs offered politicized...

 
 
Movie
 
Sightseers
Sightseers
Sightseers

You’re 30-something and finally meet a man with potential. You start dating a guy who can see past your idiosyncrasies and the years you’ve wasted under the thumb of a manipulative, judgmental and abusive mum. After a few month...

 
Trips
 
Bonaire
Bonaire
Bonaire

Usually, I describe Bonaire’s location by holding up three fingers of my left hand like I’m covering each island with a finger and say, “There are three islands: Aruba, Curaçao and Bonaire. They’re about 50 miles off the coast ...

 
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Xavier Rudd
Xavier Rudd
Xavier Rudd

Just over ten years ago, Australian singer-multi-instrumentalist Xavier Rudd made his debut with To Let, an album that showcased his ability to play everything from guitar to didgeridoo and drums. His laid-back music drew compa...

 
 
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The Lone Ranger
The Lone Ranger
The Lone Ranger

In Gore Verbinksi’s re-imagining of The Lone Ranger, by-the-book prosecutor John Reid (Armie Hammer) heads west to dispense justice beside his Texas Ranger brother. Double-crossed by a tracker, Reid’s brother and his team are a...

 
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Wire
Wire
Wire

Formed in 1976 in England just as the punk rock scene was exploding, Wire decided to draw upon punk but do something sorta different for its 1977 debut, Pink Flag. The result: an album of short, sharp songs that sound more like...