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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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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...

 
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When Gordon Mayer first set up a shopping cart on his website where he sells his hand-made ukuleles, he initially thought it would be a “technical challenge,” but when he got an order the very next day, he knew he was onto some...

 
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It’s been almost 20 years since Nada Surf first came together and infused indie rock with a sensitivity that would evolve into something like what we currently consider “emo.” Not that the band was really “emo,” but its vocal h...

 
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Polemical though it may be, the title track to Which Side Are You On?, Ani DiFranco’s new studio release that arrives in January, finds the singer-songwriter engaging in a passionate discussion about ideology and politics as sh...