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James Durbin (by leAnn)
James Durbin (by leAnn)
James Durbin (by leAnn)

A former American Idol contestant (he finished fourth in Season 10), singer James Durbin is a musical chameleon of sorts. Years ago, he sang in a country band and then segued into metal with Hollywood Scars. His first proper st...

 
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Huey Lewis and the News
Huey Lewis and the News
Huey Lewis and the News
 

Huey Lewis: Still doin’ it

 
January 28, 2014
 



“You gotta have confidence.” Those were the words that Huey Lewis said to his bandmate Bill Gibson in 1984. Granted, they were on a golf course, blowing off a bit of steam as their album Sports was really starting to blow up, b...

 
Q&A
 
The Black Angels
The Black Angels
The Black Angels

Since forming in Austin in May of 2004, The Black Angels have become a premiere psychedelic rock band. Named after a Velvet Underground song, they quickly gained a reputation as a fierce live band. Their latest album, last year...

 
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The Hold Steady by Danny Clinch
The Hold Steady by Danny Clinch
The Hold Steady by Danny Clinch

The bio on The Hold Steady’s Facebook page simply reads: “The Hold Steady is a bunch of dudes who rock the hell out of Brooklyn, as well as the rest of the world.” More specifically, the group came together ten years ago as sin...

 
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Panic! At The Disco by Alex R. Kirzhner
Panic! At The Disco by Alex R. Kirzhner
Panic! At The Disco by Alex R. Kirzhner

Despite the fact that there weren’t any clubs where they could play, singer-guitarist Brendon Urie and drummer Spencer Smith formed Panic! at the Disco in 2004 when they were both still teenagers. The band’s poppy 2005 debut, A...

 
 
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Her
Her
Her
 

Her: Virtual love hurts too

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January 12, 2014
 



While writer-director Spike Jonze’s new film Her makes the most of a good gimmick (man falls in love with Siri-like computer voice), Her transcends the subject matter. Part of the credit belongs to Joaquin Phoenix, who turns in...

 
Flicks
 
Fateful Findings
Fateful Findings
Fateful Findings

A former real estate agent and architect, filmmaker Neil Breen’s latest movie, Fateful Findings, revolves around an author (played by Breen looking a little like the love child of Garry Shandling and Richard Gere) who suffers l...

 
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Paul Cebar
Paul Cebar
Paul Cebar
 

Paul Cebar: Indier than thou

 
January 7, 2014
 



Singer-songwriter icon Nick Lowe has this to say about fellow singer-songwriter Paul Cebar:  “[He’s] the real thing: a proper soulful cat with the tunes, the chops and the voice to swing this epoch back to its senses.R...

 
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Toad The Wet Sprocket
Toad The Wet Sprocket
Toad The Wet Sprocket

When you look back at their collective output from the late ‘80s and early ‘90s, Toad The Wet Sprocket turned out an extremely consistent set of albums during their initial run which wrapped up when they decided to disband in 1...