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  • 7 years ago

    Given the restless impulses of Band of Horses principal singer and songwriter Ben Bridwell, it's no wonder that any cease-and-desist letters the My Morning Jacket legal team may have sent were returned to sender. Giving up on Seattle, where he for...

  • 9 years ago

    Ha Ha Tonka caught the new wave of ersatz, old-time stompers and pickers churned up by the Avett Brothers and the Old Crow Medicine Show, but the Springfield, Missouri, band rides the twang with an idiosyncratic style and electric confidence of se...

  • 9 years ago

    The irony of Bob Dylan, Willie Nelson and John Mellencamp touring minor-league ballparks — though Sunday's Woodlands stop is the only major-league shed on the route — is as rich as their combined estates. It's not like t...

  • 10 years ago

    What to do with a hopelessly pretentious but inarguably catchy band like Colourmusic? Though the Stillwater, Oklahoma, natives claim a bloodline to Sir Isaac Newton and a mission to make records based on the principle of synesthesia — where ...

  • 10 years ago

    Grace Potter has jammed the antiwar streets enough to get arrested. But if she showed any politics on last year's This Is Somewhere, the protest was mostly veneered by the Nocturnals' adult-­alternative rock and Southern-boogie blues, though s...

  • 10 years ago

    Brit duo Ting Tings' fusion of club culture and hipster-rock seems to have a single purpose: to make KC and the Sunshine Band sound a little dangerous, or maybe just British. With this year's We Started Nothing, Katie White and Jules de Martino we...


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