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Wednesday, June 6, 2007 01:02 am

Ian Hunter’s back, at age 67, with another fine album

Untitled Document At 67, perennial cult hero Ian Hunter isn’t likely to snag the mainstream fame that has eluded him for 40 years. The former Mott the Hoople frontman has a...
Wednesday, May 30, 2007 10:20 am

The French are different, Charlotte Gainsbourg even more so.

Untitled Document The French, to paraphrase F. Scott Fitzgerald, are different from you and me. They take their dogs to cafés and leave their kids at home with filles au p...
Wednesday, May 23, 2007 03:16 am

Wilco stops being squirrelly, and gets even better

Untitled Document The backlash has landed: Wilco, the little indie band that could, isn’t getting a free pass from the press anymore. Sky Blue Sky, the Chicago outfit&#8217...
Wednesday, May 16, 2007 02:35 am

Patti Smith finally gets around to covering her favs

Untitled Document Whether it’s to allay the anxiety of influence, honor important forebears, or simply work through a case of writer’s block, most musicians consider ...
Wednesday, May 9, 2007 01:40 am

Detroit Cobras make a career of playing other people’s music well

Untitled Document To call the Detroit Cobras a cover band is not inaccurate, but it misses the point. Although it’s true that the Cobras’ repertoire consists almost e...
Wednesday, May 2, 2007 03:55 pm

CocoRosie runs the gamut from awful to awesome

Untitled Document Are Bianca and Sierra Casady the geniuses that their admirers (John Darnielle, David Byrne, countless blognerds) say they are, or are they simply the newest nak...
Wednesday, April 25, 2007 03:44 am

Glenn Jones shows why he has the most cred

Untitled Document Of all the acoustic guitarists to glom on to the great John Fahey, Glenn Jones might have the most cred. He had the honor of actually collaborating with the lat...
Wednesday, April 18, 2007 10:01 pm

So enchanting, you won’t notice how smart he is

Untitled Document Was there ever a man more aptly named than Andrew Bird? Fine-boned and gracile, with a long, elegant nose and alert dark eyes, he has a distinctly avian beauty....
Thursday, April 12, 2007 01:39 am

Antibalas brings its version of Afrobeat to the region

Untitled Document Afrobeat, the percolating, polyrhythmic, politically minded big-band dance music most closely associated with the late Nigerian maestro Fela Anikulapo Kuti, has...
Wednesday, April 4, 2007 10:15 pm

Or perhaps Graham Parker is just conflicted

Untitled Document The problem with the phrases “angry young man” and “pub rock,” both of which seem to be mandatory in any discussion of Graham Parker, is...

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