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Martina McBride photo by Glynis Carpenter
Martina McBride photo by Glynis Carpenter
Martina McBride photo by Glynis Carpenter
 

Martina McBride: Going for it

 
November 25, 2014
 



Country singer Martina McBride has a career that stretches all the way back to the ‘90s when she made her debut with The Time Has Come. Since then, McBride has won countless awards and sold millions of albums. Earlier this year...

 
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Jim Florentine
Jim Florentine
Jim Florentine
 

Jim Florentine: Test his metal

 
November 20, 2014
 



Inspired by loudmouth comics like Andrew Dice Clay and Sam Kinison, comedian Jim Florentine ditched his gig as a radio DJ to start doing standup comedy in the early ’90s. Eventually an album of crank phone calls led to regular ...

 
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Jarvis Cocker, Nick Banks, Candida Doyle, Steve Mackey, Mark Webber in PULP
Jarvis Cocker, Nick Banks, Candida Doyle, Steve Mackey, Mark Webber in PULP
Jarvis Cocker, Nick Banks, Candida Doyle, Steve Mackey, Mark Webber in PULP

Midway through Pulp: A Film About Life, Death and Supermarkets, Florian Habicht’s documentary about the Brit-pop band, we find out just what motivated singer Jarvis Cocker to first form the group. He admits he was “shy” and fig...

 
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New Politics, photo by Brendan Walter
New Politics, photo by Brendan Walter
New Politics, photo by Brendan Walter

Touring in support of their new single, “Everywhere I Go (Kings and Queens),” Brooklyn-based New Politics draws from the pop/rock/punk approach of alternative rock acts such as Weezer and Nirvana. The band has toure...

 
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Lagwagon photo by Lisa Johnson
Lagwagon photo by Lisa Johnson
Lagwagon photo by Lisa Johnson
 

Lagwagon: Worth the wait

 
November 16, 2014
 



On Hang, its first full-length album in nearly a decade, Lagwagon sharpens its songwriting skills to deliver what is arguably the group’s best album yet. The record shows an introspection and maturity, including songs about soc...

 
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Neon Hitch, photo by Zawadi Abwao
Neon Hitch, photo by Zawadi Abwao
Neon Hitch, photo by Zawadi Abwao

Thanks to some highly successfully YouTube videos, pop singer Neon Hitch has become an Internet sensation. The Brit singer has embarked on her self-funded Yard Sale Tour to promote Eleutheromaniac, the debut album that she’ll s...

 
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Mike Doughty credit Deborah Lopez
Mike Doughty credit Deborah Lopez
Mike Doughty credit Deborah Lopez

Singer-songwriter Mike Doughty is bringing his “world-renowned, award-winning Question Jar Show” to a city near you. The former Soul Coughing front man is touring with sidekick Andrew “Scrap” Livingston on cello. The two ...

 
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Melissa Etheridge
Melissa Etheridge
Melissa Etheridge
 

Melissa Etheridge: It’s personal

 
November 10, 2014
 



Singer-guitarist Melissa Etheridge released a debut self-titled album that yielded the Grammy-nominated single “Bring Me Some Water” in 1988. Now, some 25 years later, This is M.E., returns to the heartland rock sound of that f...

 
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Gary Calamar
Gary Calamar
Gary Calamar

Singer-songwriter Gary Calamar started out working at record stores in the ‘80s. He somehow weaseled his way into a DJ gig at KCRW, the hugely influential NPR station based out of Santa Monica. He’s worked as music supervisor f...

 
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The Pretty Reckless by Justin Campbell
The Pretty Reckless by Justin Campbell
The Pretty Reckless by Justin Campbell

The Pretty Reckless formed in 2009 and a year later released its full-length debut, Light Me Up, an album that yielded hits such as “Make Me Wanna Die.” Earlier this year, the band, which has toured with Evanescence, Marilyn Ma...