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The Black Keys at 2012 Lollapalooza
The Black Keys at 2012 Lollapalooza
The Black Keys at 2012 Lollapalooza

Day One of Lollapalooza (check out our photos) featured two very different headlining acts, and we had a hard time deciding which band we wanted to see more. On the one hand, we wanted to see The Black Keys, especially since we...

 
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We recently interviewed singer-songwriter Rufus Wainwright for a weekly publication. Because of space limitations, we couldn’t print the whole interview there so here it is. The flamboyant Wainwright is currently touring in sup...

 
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New Jersey’s Southside Johnny takes a trip to the past on his latest album, Men Without Women: Live 7-2-11. Dating back to the ’70s, Southside Johnny has released over 30 albums. We interviewed him for a weekly paper and ...

 
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Part of the same Northeast scene that produced the freak folk act Feathers and stoner rock icons Witch, King Tuff have carved out their own distinct musical niche as a melodic garage rock act. Their two albums – 2008’s Was Dead...

 
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Florida-born alt-country singer Elizabeth Cook originally gave up her pursuit of music and decided to try to work a day job when she first moved to Nashville over a decade ago. Frustrated with that experience, she returned to h...

 
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After the Black Crowes decided to take yet another hiatus in 2010, singer Chris Robinson and keyboardist Adam MacDougall began working on a new project. Instead of heading straight to the studio, they assembled a band and toure...

 
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Singer-songwriter Brandi Carlile got a lucky break about ten years ago when Dave Matthews heard her singing on a side stage at the Gorge, the outdoor amphitheater located just outside of Seattle. Matthews hooked her up with his...

 
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For almost 20 years now, singer-guitarist Rhett Miller has fronted Dallas’ often-rowdy alt-country pioneers the Old 97s. But along the way, he’s taken detours to explore his poppy side on solo albums such as 2002’s The Instigat...

 
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On the bill to induct Guns N Roses, last night Green Day kicked off the 2012 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony in Cleveland’s Public Hall, with a bang. During a rousing rendition of “Letter Bomb,” singer-guitarist B...

 
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A Virginia native who cut his musical teeth on the same San Diego coffeehouse circuit that produced Jewel, singer-songwriter Jason Mraz, who recently spoke via phone from a “high tech transportation vehicle” in New York City, i...