Michael Berick

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  • 9 years ago

    Any discussion about the Drams must start with Slobberbone, the beloved Denton alt-country rockers who hung up their boots in 2005. When lead 'bone man Brent Best formed a new group with his old bandmates, lead guitarist Jess Barr and drummer Tony...

  • 9 years ago

    To those accustomed to Richard Buckner's spare, haunted music, the guitar sound of Doug Gillard (ex-Guided by Voices) as it buzzes through Meadow might be disorienting. Sure, Buckner has employed electric guitars before, but the rock urgency pulsa...

  • 11 years ago

    Moot Davis's birth certificate states that he hails from Trenton, New Jersey, but if you listen to his purebred honky-tonk music, you wouldn't guess that he was raised in the land of Bon Jovi and Bruuuuce. And, in a sense, he wasn't. Davis inherit...

  • 11 years ago

    The name Glenn Tilbrook is synonymous with the smart, snappy new-wave pop that he created with Chris Difford in Squeeze. But casual fans might not know that the Difford and Tilbrook partnership had Difford penning the lyrics and Tilbrook composing...

  • 11 years ago

    After 20 years of white trash revelry, SCOTS (who really calls them Southern Culture on the Skids anymore?) have aged like...well, like fine moonshine. They continue to brew up a potent mix of rockabilly, surf, rock and roll, country and what-have...

  • 12 years ago

    There are some singer-songwriters who are more comfortable sitting alone in their rooms composing tunes than they are performing on stage. Not Todd Snider. The stage just gives Snider the platform to embellish his shaggy, hair-of-the-dog story-son...


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