Rob Patterson

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  • 9 years ago

    Will the wolves survive? And thrive? Their tenth studio album in a powerful 22-year run finds Los Lobos treading water, albeit with the artful grace of an aquatic ballet. Rather than charm and/or stun, as they've done in their most winning and/or ...

  • 9 years ago

    Here in the new century, it's sometimes a bit hard to take the Cre seriously. After all, the 1980s hair-metal scene seems a near-total anachronism after grunge and alternative rock swept not just the sound but the attendant coke 'n' chicks lifesty...

  • 9 years ago

    Though they've been commercially overshadowed by the gooey pandering of Coldplay and challenged by the recent reinvigoration of the original title holders, the Rolling Stones, the case can still be made that Oasis is indeed the world's greatest ro...

  • 9 years ago

    Chicago's entry into the '00s-meet-the-'80s pop-rock gold rush, OK Go, is made up of four dandies with a taste for paisley and flowered patterns in their garb and hooky, feisty, near-hyperactivity in their songs. But behind their almost-too-eager-...

  • 10 years ago

    For today's musical physics lesson, we have an example of the whole being far less than the sum of the parts. The eponymous Hermanos de la Hacienda are two (usually) highly charged atomic particles: border and roots music raconteur and Dave Alvin ...

  • 10 years ago

    The third time is quite the charm for ever-morphing Mexican-American musical confederation Los Super 7. With 1960s Texas border radio as the concept, this already Grammy-winning supergrupo delivers an album that's, well, super. Charlie Sexton prov...