Payne, John


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  • 7 years ago

    Nicole Atkins' latest LP Mondo Amore finds the New Jersey "pop" singer-songwriter diving deep into something dark and painful, almost mangled — all of which, true to form, she delivers with a transcendent grit not unlike the old blueswomen s...

  • 8 years ago

    You've seen their photograph: Two handsome identical twin brothers, Amedeo and Simone Pace from Italy, framing a beautiful young woman from Kyoto, Kazu Makino. That's Amedeo on guitar or bass and vocals; Simone is the drummer, a very hard-rocking ...

  • 8 years ago

    The past couple of years, ex-Verbena tunesmith August Arthur Bondy has been out there fine-­tuning a head-turning brand of American roots-type stuff. The recent When the Devil's Loose (Fat Possum), the follow-up to his wildly praised American ...

  • 8 years ago

    Straight outta famously rocking Whittier, California, scream these four, sometimes five, cheeky lads who, hanging out in a park late one night, formed a band that would tell a different story about what was really going on in their hardcore- and m...

  • 10 years ago

    Some very fine spoken-word action on the art of butt-whoopin' by the scary but articulate frontman of rad avant-metal behemoths Oxbow. Also a frequent contributor to boxing- and martial-arts mags, Robinson at first and second glances would appear ...

  • 10 years ago

    Dawn McCarthy's Faun Fables is an odd, uncategorizable, morphing entity that sits on your kitchen table, emanating an orange-ish glow and a low humming sound. In tandem with Sleepytime Gorilla Museum singer/multi-instrumentalist Nils Frykdahl, McC...


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