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  • 20 years ago

    The trouble with bar bands is that they all sound like bar bands -- they hear a song, they play the song, always in an instantly recognizable manner. That's their job, of course, but ultimately "bar band" becomes a stylistic straitjacket. The othe...

  • 21 years ago

    Bobby Byrd On the Move (I Can't Get Enough) JB Horns I Like It Like That Instinct Last year, longtime James Brown sideman and co-composer Bobby Byrd released On the Move (I Can't Get Enough) and the JB Horns came out with I Like It Like That. Thou...

  • 21 years ago

    Exactly one year ago, Todd Park Mohr and his old high school chums Rob Squires and Brian Nevin were holed up in the Boulder Theater in their hometown of Boulder, Colorado, in the midst of recording what they today call their reason for being. "I'v...

  • 21 years ago

    "It feels like a minor miracle." That's how Jason Ringenberg, the Jason of Jason and the Scorchers, describes his band's reunion. Houston fans of high energy, country-tinged rock and roll should thank heaven that the age of minor miracles isn't ov...

  • 21 years ago

    The Stone Roses Second Coming Geffen In an act of overweening arrogance, the Stone Roses meander through four and a half minutes of guitar noodling and quasi-Moroccan rhythms before kicking into "Breaking into Heaven," the first song on their long...

  • 21 years ago

    Squirrel Nut Zippers The Inevitable Squirrel Nut Zippers Mammoth Nostalgia is the opium of popular culture partially because it's artistically lazy, but more importantly because it's too familiar to stir much enthusiasm. A little fun, though, can ...

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