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Concert Review: M. Ward/Chain and the Gang

Concert Review: M. Ward/Chain and the Gang

Neal Fersko September 21, 2009 0

Let it not be said that M. Ward’s palate doesn’t extend to the underground even as his star continually rises. The last time he stopped in Washington, D.C. he tapped The Vivian Girls as

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Sally Shapiro: My Guilty Pleasure

Neal Fersko September 19, 2009 0

Sally Shapiro My Guilty Pleasure Rating: 2.0/5.0 Label: Paper Bag Sally Shapiro is getting to be a bit much for me. Not an actual person, though- she doesn’t exist. Shapiro is the moniker of

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Vivian Girls: Everything Goes Wrong

Neal Fersko September 14, 2009 0

Vivian Girls Everything Goes Wrong Rating: 3.5/5.0 Label: In The Red Ideologically, you’ve gotta pull for Vivian Girls. Everything about the all-girl Brooklyn trio warms your heart without insulting the value system that critically

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Rediscover: Sahara Hotnights: Kiss and Tell

Neal Fersko September 7, 2009 0

Rediscover: Sahara Hotnights Kiss and Tell 2004 Rediscover is a series of reviews highlighting past releases that have flown under the radar and now deserve a second look. The first time I wrote about

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Reigning Sound: Love and Curses

Neal Fersko August 22, 2009 0

Reigning Sound Love and Curses Rating: 4.0/5.0 Label: In the Red Records Memphis is Jerusalem for American music; a city populated with holy shrines like Stax Records, Graceland, Beale Street and Sun Studios needs

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Desolation Wilderness: New Universe

Neal Fersko August 16, 2009 0

Desolation Wilderness New Universe Rating: 2.0/5.0 Label: K Records Formerly an intern of K Records, Nicolaas Zwart chose Desolation Wilderness as a moniker for his solo ambient guitar, vibraphone and keyboard music-making, all of

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Sian Alice Group: Troubled, Shaken, Etc.

Neal Fersko August 11, 2009 0

Sian Alice Group Troubled, Shaken, Etc. Rating: 3.0/5.0 Label: The Social Registry The Sian Alice Group is coming into 2009 with the wind at their back and a fair amount of time signatures flanking

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Magnolia Electric Co.: Josephine

Neal Fersko July 18, 2009 0

Magnolia Electric Co. Josephine Rating: 4.5/5.0 Label: Secretly Canadian Jason Molina has made it known that Josephine serves as an indirect tribute to Magnolia Electric Co.’s former bassist Evan Farrell, who died suddenly in

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Cass McCombs: Catacombs

Cass McCombs: Catacombs

Neal Fersko July 11, 2009 0

Cass McCombs Catacombs Rating: 3.5/5.0 Label: Domino Records Troubadours are a little harder to come by in recent times: not just in the sense of a musician traveling from place to place, but one

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