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As the Palaces Burn
As the Palaces Burn
As the Palaces Burn

Director Don Argott has been making documentaries for more than ten years now. He’s the guy behind 2010’s The Art of the Steal, a terrific film about the Barnes art collection and the fight to keep the museum from moving locati...

 
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Lydia Loveless, photo credit: Blackletter / Patrick Crawford
Lydia Loveless, photo credit: Blackletter / Patrick Crawford
Lydia Loveless, photo credit: Blackletter / Patrick Crawford
 

Lydia Loveless: She’s a fighter

 
February 23, 2014
 



Columbus, Ohio-based singer-songwriter Lydia Loveless’ first album embraced a more traditional country sound. She’s since veered from that sound but with her new album Somewhere Else, she heads back in that direction. She sound...

 
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Dead Meadow
Dead Meadow
Dead Meadow

When psychedelic rock band Dead Meadow formed in Washington D.C. in 1998, it sounded nothing like the punk and hardcore bands that had made the city’s music scene popular. The group caught the attention of the indie label Matad...

 
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Nate Jones
Nate Jones
Nate Jones
 

Nate Jones: Not stuck in one sound

 
February 18, 2014
 



Singer-songwriter Nate Jones grew up listening to classic singer-songwriters such as Paul Simon and James Taylor. Those musical influences come across on his new album, The Nate Jones Band EP, which provides a nice showcase for...

 
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Scott Ian
Scott Ian
Scott Ian

Even if you don’t know Anthrax’s music, chances are you’d be able to identify guitarist Scott Ian if he were in a line-up. He’s the guy with the shaved head and goatee. For 30 years, he’s toured and recorded with one of thrash ...

 
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Solar Motel Band
Solar Motel Band
Solar Motel Band

With his backing group, the Solar Motel Band, guitarist Chris Forsyth makes instrumental music that’s been appropriately described as cosmic Americana. You can hear the influences of both Television and the Grateful Dead on his...

 
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Amy Schumer
Amy Schumer
Amy Schumer

Since making her standup debut ten years ago, comedian Amy Schumer has been on the fast-track to fame. Now, she has her own comedy series and is currently working on the script for Train Wreck, a new Judd Apatow film due out ne...

 
Books
 
Greg Kihn "Rubber Soul"
Greg Kihn "Rubber Soul"
Greg Kihn "Rubber Soul"

Greg Kihn may be best known for “Jeopardy” and “The Breakup Song,” but the Bay-area musician is more than those 1980s MTV-era hits. In the 1990s, Kihn became a leading radio personality and spent 16 years hosting the top-rated ...

 
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Amos Lee credit Harper Lee
Amos Lee credit Harper Lee
Amos Lee credit Harper Lee
 

Amos Lee: Living with the albums

 
February 9, 2014
 



Produced by Jay Joyce (Emmylou Harris, Eric Church, Cage the Elephant), Amos Lee’s Mountains of Sorrow, Rivers of Song is a beautifully recorded album that shows off his soulful vocals. Right from the opening chords of the somb...

 
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Carrie Rodriguez
Carrie Rodriguez
Carrie Rodriguez

Austin-based singer-songwriter Carrie Rodriguez is a real treasure. Cherished by the Americana community, she originally studied classical music before she had an alt-country epiphany and started exploring her Texas roots. Reco...