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Interviews & Features Minimize
Orenda Fink and Maria Taylor return with a more mature sound on As Above So Below
Survival, I think that’s what Innocent Words is all about….
Former drummer of Carissa’s Wierd releases new solo album
Over the past decade, Larry and His Flask have evolved from a traditional punk band to one of the best bluegrass bands
THeir first offense...(allegedly)
More than a decade in the making
WWIII coming down from Canada

Once More With Feeling Minimize
Brits get box set reissues for entire catalog
The package has been released and it’s mildly noteworthy
Legendary blues guitarist stays true to the blues
You wanted the best...
This is a nice package and not what I was originally expecting
In celebration of his 70th birthday and nearly 50 years of music Taj Mahal releases the first album from a major catalog reissue project
Marcy Playground’s Lunch, Recess and Detention, a collection of B-sides, alternate takes, demos, covers and remixes
Legendary guitarist pays homage to Jimi Hendrix
Here we have documented two amazing power pop concerts performed in Germany.
Released in 1987, Document was the first in a series of Scott Lilt-produced albums by Athens’s favorite sons
Roxy Music has become one of those bands indie art rockers need to name check
This album is a gift … pure joy.

Movie and DVD Reviews Minimize
Yet, another documentary with various talking heads
It’s hard to image “The Inbetweeners” getting a fair chance with U.S. audiences, thanks to a prudish attitude toward sex
Like Robbie Williams, The Libertines and Klaxon, Kasabian is one of those unique British bands
Graham Parker's first four or five LPs were those of a real up and comer
They will ock you
Film follows producers Jeff Konkel and Roger Stolleas they explore what remains of Mississippi’s once-thriving juke joint culture.
“Brian Wilson: Songwriter 1969-1982” is one of the best of this series

Album Reviews Minimize
So the ’70s finally made it up to Toronto.
Sometimes it’s our own limitations that help us grow, rather than hold us back.
Beautiful and brutally honest
The renewed vim and vigor is evident from the outset of Circles Around the Sun, a record that marks Dispatch’s return to the realm of full lengths.
This LP features more melodic instrumental breaks with clean guitars and driving medium beat tempos
With the release of his third album Detonation, veteran New York guitarist Dave Fields is set to launch his career in the realm of other blues rock luminaries
Isn’t it cool that sometimes you can just hear a song and the feel the nostalgia
Guitar legend puts out one of the best albums of 2012
The Bangles front woman releases solo album of pop gems
The latest full-length from The Kicks is unabashed melodic rock just begging for a stadium.
Fear not, guitar aficionados, there is a new gunslinger in town
With the good...comes the bad...
Have you ever wondered how Bjork and Ace of Base would sound if they had a musical child during the ’80s?
Limited edition EP to hold fans over until new full length
It’s hard to believe Reverend Peyton’s Big Damn Band have been at it for eight albums now...
British blues guitar man Ian Siegal returns
Blues, rock ’n’ soul
Whiskeytown, Old 97’s, Son Volt, have you met Trapper Schoepp & the Shades yet?
The Bloom and the Blight delivers a one-dimensional snapshot of Two Gallants’
Seattle rocker marry sludge rock with space rock on new album
Seattle songstress releases her best album to date
Respected actress releases debut album
The real DIY deal

Book Reviews Minimize
Stephen Colbert nails it again
Forget all the “voice of a generation” brouhaha – Nirvana was and is significant for two reasons
Legendary rock and roll sisters write first book
A heartbreaking final book from Christopher Hitchens
Canadian punk music? Yeah, it happened
Like many teenage boys who grew up in the ’80s, Thomas Scott McKenzie was a big fan of metal
These kids are alright!

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