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Preservation Hall Jazz Band, photo by Danny Clinch
Preservation Hall Jazz Band, photo by Danny Clinch
Preservation Hall Jazz Band, photo by Danny Clinch

Though it did deliver a serious blow that temporarily put its Preservation Hall home out of commission, not even Hurricane Katrina could knock out the Preservation Hall Jazz Band. The group that plays a distinctive style of jaz...

 
 
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Machete Kills
Machete Kills
Machete Kills

Writer-director Robert Rodriguez’s Machete Kills features some great characters. First and foremost, there is the larger-than-life Machete (Danny Trejo). The former Mexican police officer has an incredible aura. In one scene, o...

 
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Barenaked Ladies
Barenaked Ladies
Barenaked Ladies

It’s not hard to see the 2010 Barenaked Ladies’ album All In Good Time as one which captures the sound and scenery of a band reeling somewhat from the departure of a key founding member and working song by song to figure out th...

 
Q&A
 
Mary Chapin Carpenter
Mary Chapin Carpenter
Mary Chapin Carpenter

An inductee into the Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame, Mary Chapin Carpenter has sold some 13 million albums over the course of her career and recently won an Emmy award for her work on Nashville Public Television’s “No...

 
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Vertical Horizon
Vertical Horizon
Vertical Horizon

Having recently wrapped up a stint touring on the annual Under The Sun tour, Vertical Horizon has just dropped its sixth studio album, Echoes From The Underground. Funded via fan contributions with a PledgeMusic campaign, the p...

 
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De La Tierra
De La Tierra
De La Tierra

Maná’s Alex González, Sepultura’s Andreas Kisser, Los Fabulosos Cadillacs’ Señor Flavio and A.N.I.M.A.L.’s Andrés Giménez finally put together their new heavy metal band De La Tierra. Eight years ago, Giménez and Kisser started...

 
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Story of the Year
Story of the Year
Story of the Year

Ten years ago, the emo-punk band Story of the Year delivered its breakthrough album, Page Avenue. Alternating between screaming and singing, Dan Marsala sang about teen angst with as much conviction as anyone out there. The St....

 
Beer
 
Jubelale
Jubelale
Jubelale

Now that I’ve lived in Portland, Oregon more than a decade, I’ve learned to take a few things for granted, found routines, formed habits, and so forth. But I feel like–no matter how long I live here–I’ll never...

 
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Dan Schlissel, Stand Up! Records
Dan Schlissel, Stand Up! Records
Dan Schlissel, Stand Up! Records

Dan Schlissel started putting out eclectic array of music on his -ism label (later rebranded -ismist) while studying at the University of Nebraska. In the late 1990s, he moved to Minnesota and a funny thing happened—he impetuou...