Review: Sir Richard Bishop – Tangier Sessions

Review: Sir Richard Bishop – Tangier Sessions
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Sir Richard Bishop = Pentangle + Bonnie Prince Billy – Sun City Girls  … read more

Review: Wino & Conny Ochs – Freedom Conspiracy

Review: Wino & Conny Ochs – Freedom Conspiracy
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Wino & Conny Ochs = Townes Van Zandt + acoustic Nirvana – Black Label Conspiracy … read more

Review: Reigning Sound – Shattered

Review: Reigning Sound – Shattered
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Reigning Sound= Bob Dylan + The New Pornographers – Neko Case … read more

Local Review: I See Your Nightmares – Affinity For Broken Things

Local Review: I See Your Nightmares – Affinity For Broken...
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The latest entrant in the local oddball folk music area, I See Your Nightmares includes some experimental and even slightly prog-amplified touches, like in the fuzzed-out musings of “Crocodile Tongues.” … read more

Review: The Smoking Flowers – 2 Guns

Review: The Smoking Flowers – 2 Guns
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IIt’s more interesting than the crop of artists on the pop country charts, but that isn’t saying much. For sheer listening—if you enjoy the storytelling lyricizing of the country genre—you could do far worse. … read more

Local Review: I See Your Nightmares – A Lovely Occurrence

Local Review: I See Your Nightmares – A Lovely Occurrence
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I See Your Nightmares = Lou Barlow + Lou Reed – Sebastian Bach … read more

Review: Papercuts – Life Among the Savages
Review: Guided By Voices – Motivational Jumpsuit

Review: Guided By Voices – Motivational Jumpsuit
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“The biggest fish in the smallest pond?” he asks in “Littlest League,” seeming to question his indie-rock legend status. Pollard seems bent on creating works that are more and more self-assured and, in some small way, monumental, even when he doesn’t always knock one out of the park. … read more

Review: Plague Vendor – Free To Eat
Review: Magik Markers – Surrender to the Fantasy

Review: Magik Markers – Surrender to the Fantasy
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It’s the introspective turn into a fantasy realm, even if, instead of his grungy stuffed animals, it’s the evocation of some barefoot, unheated ’60s hippie collective walkup, with all the demonism and beauty that implies. … read more