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Nils Lofgren at Music Masters
Nils Lofgren at Music Masters
Nils Lofgren at Music Masters

Whopperjaw HQ is in Cleveland, which is also home to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. That’s why we’ve been lucky enough to attend the Museum’s annual Music Masters over the last several years. A week of events...

 
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Matt Nathanson
Matt Nathanson
Matt Nathanson

Singer-songwriter Matt Nathanson released his first album 20 years ago and has been going steady ever since. His new album, Last of the Great Pretenders, is an introspective affair that begins with the spirited “Earthquake Weat...

 
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Applauze
Applauze
Applauze

Earlier this year, 955 Dreams Inc. launched the Android version of Band of the Day, a popular app that allows music fans to check out up-and-coming bands. The same company is behind Applauze, an app designed to help consumers f...

 
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Big Gigantic
Big Gigantic
Big Gigantic

The Boulder-based electronic/jam duo Big Gigantic — saxophonist/producer Dominic Lalli and drummer Jeremy Salken — draw from a bit of everything. Their music marries funk, jazz, hip-hop and electronica. The duo has started writ...

 
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Preservation Hall Jazz Band, photo by Danny Clinch
Preservation Hall Jazz Band, photo by Danny Clinch
Preservation Hall Jazz Band, photo by Danny Clinch

Though it did deliver a serious blow that temporarily put its Preservation Hall home out of commission, not even Hurricane Katrina could knock out the Preservation Hall Jazz Band. The group that plays a distinctive style of jaz...

 
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Barenaked Ladies
Barenaked Ladies
Barenaked Ladies

It’s not hard to see the 2010 Barenaked Ladies’ album All In Good Time as one which captures the sound and scenery of a band reeling somewhat from the departure of a key founding member and working song by song to figure out th...

 
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Mary Chapin Carpenter
Mary Chapin Carpenter
Mary Chapin Carpenter

An inductee into the Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame, Mary Chapin Carpenter has sold some 13 million albums over the course of her career and recently won an Emmy award for her work on Nashville Public Television’s “No...

 
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Vertical Horizon
Vertical Horizon
Vertical Horizon

Having recently wrapped up a stint touring on the annual Under The Sun tour, Vertical Horizon has just dropped its sixth studio album, Echoes From The Underground. Funded via fan contributions with a PledgeMusic campaign, the p...

 
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De La Tierra
De La Tierra
De La Tierra

Maná’s Alex González, Sepultura’s Andreas Kisser, Los Fabulosos Cadillacs’ Señor Flavio and A.N.I.M.A.L.’s Andrés Giménez finally put together their new heavy metal band De La Tierra. Eight years ago, Giménez and Kisser started...

 
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Story of the Year
Story of the Year
Story of the Year

Ten years ago, the emo-punk band Story of the Year delivered its breakthrough album, Page Avenue. Alternating between screaming and singing, Dan Marsala sang about teen angst with as much conviction as anyone out there. The St....