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  • 4 years ago

    Miranda Lambert has struck a delicate balance: Together with kindred artists like Jamey Johnson, she's made country music palatable once again to the sanctimonious scads of big-city, Tea Party-loathing dissenters, infusing the genre with a newfoun...

  • 6 years ago

    If it's true that imitation is the sincerest form of flattery, then a number of celebrated indie-rock bands should be positively gushing after hearing this record. On last year's Glory, Denver's Flashbulb Fires recalls a more sullen Arcade Fire, a...

  • 8 years ago

    After five years riding with the Drive-By Truckers, Jason Isbell is finally in the driver's seat, behind the wheel of his own rig. No hard feelings, he says from the road during his first week supporting his outstanding solo debut, Sirens of the D...

  • 8 years ago

    Mustangs and Madras continues to play a passionate brand of emo that's woefully (and refreshingly) out of step with the times. From first listen, the act's latest release recalls a bygone era when scenester kids took style cues from the geek chic ...

  • 8 years ago

    MySpace can be more than a little soul-sucking: I've seen it consume lives, World of Warcraft-style. But as nefarious as it can be, it has undeniable upsides. Foremost, it's a wellspring of untapped talent — and I'm not talking about trolling...

  • 9 years ago

    Clearly nobody needs a primer on indie rock. We all have our own idea of what it is, right? Nonetheless, why is it that so few of us can agree on who deserves such a designation? Fact is, attempting to define indie rock universally is as futile a ...