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Thursday, Aug. 4, 2005 10:14 pm

Dwight Yoakam's Blame the Vain packed with exquisite melodies

Dwight Yoakam is a purist and a reactionary, but that doesn’t make him any less of a rebel. Despite his old-school Bakersfield twang and unabashed reverence for golden-...
Thursday, Aug. 4, 2005 03:19 am

The Bottle Rockets perform at UCT on Saturday

It’s been more than a decade since Brian Henneman first broke onto the national scene with the Bottle Rockets, his alt-country band from Festus, Mo. Through the years ...
Thursday, July 28, 2005 02:04 pm

Stina Noderstam's so good, you'll forget she's annoying

According to the press release for The World Is Saved, Stina Nordenstam’s sixth CD, “This is some of the most hopeful music Stina Nordenstam has ever recorde...
Thursday, July 28, 2005 10:17 am

Lincoln Land hosts Little Feat on Saturday

Little Feat may be best remembered, if it’s remembered much at all, as a kind of proto-jam band, a bunch of competent West Coast session players combining smooth, laid-back New Orleans...
Thursday, July 21, 2005 01:16 pm

Balancing contrary forces

For the past decade, Joe Pernice has practiced the art of pop chiaroscuro, crafting sunny songs with sudden shadows and dark songs that dazzle. With its buoyant hooks, ...
Thursday, July 21, 2005 07:24 pm
In 1990, two average groups from the Boulder, Colo., area joined forces, and ended up creating one of the most popular jam bands to fill the void left by the decomposition of...
Thursday, July 14, 2005 06:36 pm

Son Volt’s back, with new urgency

The first new Son Volt full-length in seven years, Okemah and the Melody of Riot boasts exactly one original member: Jay Farrar, the band’s founder, frontm...
Thursday, July 14, 2005 06:35 am
What makes for a great death-metal band? The vocals — guttural roars and growls — are savage. The lyrics are painfully dark. The tempo is abrupt, the guitar-play ...
Thursday, July 7, 2005 05:57 pm

Ying Yang’s misogynist harangue

It’s hard to hate the Ying Yang Twins as much as I should, but it’s equally hard to defend them. In the interest of full disclosure, I was ushered into puberty by...
Thursday, June 30, 2005 09:02 pm
Victor Wooten picked up the bass at the age of 3 and never looked back. “Back then, it was a chance to be like my brothers,” Wooten says. “All my brothers...

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