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Holly Golightly & the Brokeoffs
Holly Golightly & the Brokeoffs
Holly Golightly & the Brokeoffs

Singer-guitarist Holly Golightly got her start in the early ’90s with Billy Childish’s Thee Headcoatees, and the garage rocker hasn’t looked back. She now records and tours as with the Brokeoffs (the backing “band” is really ju...

 
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Poncho Sanchez
Poncho Sanchez
Poncho Sanchez

Conguero, band leader and salsa singer Poncho Sanchez is a Latin jazz icon. The guy’s recording career stretches back over 30 years. Later this month, he’ll release Live in Hollywood, his 25th album for Concord Records. We rece...

 
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The Jesus and Mary Chain
The Jesus and Mary Chain
The Jesus and Mary Chain

The Jesus and Mary Chain made quite an impression with its 1985 debut, Psychocandy, an aggressively noisy album that retained certain pop sensibilities despite the aural assault. Thought fighting constantly, brothers Jim and Wi...

 
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The Melvins
The Melvins
The Melvins

There’s likely a Guinness World Record for just about everything. One record that doesn’t yet exist is that no band has every played all 50 states and Washington D.C. in a matter of 51 days. The heavy-hitting Melvins are out to...

 
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Searching for Sugar Man film still by Hal Wilson
Searching for Sugar Man film still by Hal Wilson
Searching for Sugar Man film still by Hal Wilson

Underground ’60s singer-songwriter Sixto Rodriguez seems to experience a resurgence every couple of years. In 2008, he reissued a few albums from his back catalogue and toured in support of them. This time around, the doc...

 
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Reverend Horton Heat
Reverend Horton Heat
Reverend Horton Heat

The Reverend Horton Heat is a rockabilly icon, but it wasn’t always that way. The guy kicked around in a few bands before starting a solo career some 25 years ago. Now, he’s so well-recognized as the Reverend Horton Heat that f...

 
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David J
David J
David J

Most famous for having written “Bela Lugosi’s Dead,” arguably the best song by Goth rockers Bauhaus, bassist David J has pursued a solo career for the past couple of years despite a mid-’00s Bauhaus reunion. Now, David J is tou...

 
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Sondre Lerche
Sondre Lerche
Sondre Lerche

A native of Norway, Sondre Lerche took his first guitar lesson at age eight, wrote his first song when he was 14 and released his first album when he was 19. Now turning 30, the singer-songwriter is preparing to reissue several...

 
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Guided by Voices, Rich Turiel
Guided by Voices, Rich Turiel
Guided by Voices, Rich Turiel

When we saw Dayton’s Guided by Voices play a farewell tour in 2004, we figured that it was it. Each show was epic in nature and we didn’t think frontman Bob Pollard had it in him to tour and record with the same regularity. We ...

 
 
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The Dictator - BANNED & UNRATED Version (Two-disc Blu-ray/DVD Combo + Digital Copy)
The Dictator - BANNED & UNRATED Version (Two-disc Blu-ray/DVD Combo + Digital Copy)
The Dictator - BANNED & UNRATED Version (Two-disc Blu-ray/DVD Combo + Digital Copy)

Just out on DVD, The Dictator (The Dictator - BANNED & UNRATED Version) doesn’t represent funnyman Sacha Baron Cohen (Borat, Bruno) at his best. The extended cut adds about 20 minutes, but that’s not a good thing.