Roni Sarig

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  • 8 years ago | Longform

    After years of being dismissed as a novelty and then as a sort of stepchild to its East and West Coast precedents, Southern hip-hop is only now receiving its due. That road to respectability began here in Texas, primarily with the breakthrough nat...

  • 18 years ago

    Just like James Joyce had his Dublin, Mike Watt has his San Pedro. The port town on the Los Angeles harbor has been the bass player's stomping ground since he was a kid, and he knows every inch of the place. His dad, a career Navy man, was station...

  • 18 years ago

    Oasis Be Here Now Epic It's tempting to write off Oasis's third CD as a vague facsimile of the two that preceded it; Definitely Maybe and (What's the Story) Morning Glory? still echo loudly in the pop consciousness, their hit singles as familiar a...

  • 18 years ago

    Slobberbone Barrel Chested Doolittle Whiskeytown Strangers Almanac Outpost It's long past the point where ingenuity is a prerequisite for even the best alt-country outfits. Then again, ingenuity hasn't been much of a factor since 1993, when Uncle ...

  • 18 years ago

    Radiohead OK Computer Capitol Radiohead's OK Computer isn't easy to cozy up to. It's a marathon listen, a muddled, self-fulfilling mess of a concept album. But it's also great -- not great in an obvious sense, and definitely not by any known comme...

  • 18 years ago

    Rock history generally suggests that talented lesser-knowns can benefit from the coddling of a proven commodity, if only for the most obvious reasons -- i.e., name recognition, industry clout, what have you. For Brad, a project featuring Pearl Jam...

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