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  • 7 years ago

    Given that the Breeders release records less often than February 29 appears on your kitchen calendar (last month's Mountain Battles makes just four albums in the past 18 years), guitarist Kelley Deal may be better known for playing colleague and c...

  • 8 years ago

    Billy Joe Shaver last visited New York City in late July. Everybody's Brother, his latest album for Houston's Compadre Records — and first-ever all-gospel offering — comes out in September, and before any record with even marginal sale...

  • 8 years ago

    After several days and nights of waiting to hear from someone, anyone with a Kings of Leon pedigree, I finally get a last-minute cell phone hookup with Matthew Followill, cousin to Caleb, Jared and Nathan Followill, guitarist and one-quarter of th...

  • 9 years ago

    After three albums, it's now apparent that Camera Obscura is unfortuitously fated to revolve as a satellite in the Belle & Sebastian orbit. Like B&S, the six-piece outfit hails from Glasgow, and the band's lyrics -- courtesy of lead Obscurean Trac...

  • 10 years ago

    You need look no further than a John Hughes movie (or your own adolescence) to realize that jocks and freaks don't really mix. But occasionally the seemingly disparate paths of pro athletes and musicians do cross, from jocks trying to be rockers (...

  • 11 years ago

    The labored hum of an aging, industrial-strength air conditioner emanates from near the manager's office at the visitors' clubhouse in Shea Stadium. A rival drone can be heard from outside the clubhouse door as water-sucking Zambonis attempt to dr...