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Three Floyds Alpha King APA & BrooDoo IPA
Three Floyds Alpha King APA & BrooDoo IPA
Three Floyds Alpha King APA & BrooDoo IPA

I’ve been a big fan of Alpha King American Pale Ale from Three Floyds for several months now. It is a big beer as far as APAs go, ringing in at 6.5% alcohol and 66 IBUs. It actually drinks a bit like an IPA, with huge citrus pr...

 
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Stooges Brass Band
Stooges Brass Band
Stooges Brass Band

The Stooges Brass Band might operate in the shadow of other, more well-known New Orleans brass bands, but the group has created a significant legacy in its 18-year run. The band mixes together hip-hop and New Orleans jazz into ...

 
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Psychedelic Furs
Psychedelic Furs
Psychedelic Furs

Taking their musical cues from ‘60s acts such as The Doors and the Velvet Underground, The Psychedelic Furs stood out from its punk contemporaries when it formed in London in 1977. The band had a great run in the ‘80s with comm...

 
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Jeff Daniels
Jeff Daniels
Jeff Daniels
 

The Many Sides of Jeff Daniels

 
December 21, 2014
 



On his new album, Days Like These, actor Jeff Daniels goes for something rather bluegrassy. The title track features twangy acoustic guitar and bluesy vocals. The songs aren’t as tongue-in-cheek as tunes on previous albums. Not...

 
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honeyhoney
honeyhoney
honeyhoney

Since forming in 2006, the duo honeyhoney — musician Benjamin Jaffe and musician/model/actress Suzanne Santo — has released two albums, the second of which established the group as a major act in the Americana/alt-country scene...

 
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Lita Ford photo by David Castillo
Lita Ford photo by David Castillo
Lita Ford photo by David Castillo
 

Lita Ford: Owning it

 
December 17, 2014
 



Singer-guitarist Lita Ford first joined the Runaways when she was only 16 years old. Now, at age 56, Ford is still at it. Two years ago, she embarked on a summer arena tour with Def Leppard and Poison. And last year, she releas...

 
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The Bad Plus
The Bad Plus
The Bad Plus

Jazz trio The Bad Plus—bassist Reid Anderson, pianist Ethan Iverson and drummer David King—raised a few eyebrows with its 2001 debut. The album included inventive takes on pop and rock tracks such as Abba’s “Knowing Me, Knowing...

 
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Mr. Gnome
Mr. Gnome
Mr. Gnome
 

Mr. Gnome Goes It Alone

 
December 15, 2014
 



Earlier this year, the avant metal act Mr. Gnome released its new album, The Heart of a Dark Star, to wide acclaim. According to the band’s press release, “[Singer] Nicole [Barille] and [drummer] Sam [Meister] are back in their...

 
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Marc RIbot photo by Barbara Rigon
Marc RIbot photo by Barbara Rigon
Marc RIbot photo by Barbara Rigon
 

Marc Ribot: Scoring the silence

 
December 8, 2014
 



Marc Ribot may be best known for his contributions to many Tom Waits albums but the guitarist has played with a long list of great musicians that includes Elvis Costello, Elton John and Marianne Faithfull. He also has put out a...

 
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Nick Lowe
Nick Lowe
Nick Lowe

The Quality Street holiday album was hailed as “characteristically great” (New York Magazine) and “unimpeachably tasteful” (Washington Post) when it came out. Dubbed a “sleighbell-free zone” by sin...