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Concert Review: The National

Concert Review: The National

Eric Dennis October 5, 2010 0

In June of 2007 the National played the Duck Room here in St. Louis, a drafty, windowless, duck-themed basement at this city’s beloved Blueberry Hill burger joint. With its austerely gray atmosphere, it could

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Rediscover: Right Away, Great Captain!: The Eventually Home

Rediscover: Right Away, Great Captain!: The Eventually Home

Sam Gordon October 4, 2010 0

Rediscover: Right Away, Great Captain! The Eventually Home 2008 Rediscover is a series of reviews highlighting past releases that have flown under the radar and now deserve a second look. A concept album can

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Concert Review: The Books

Concert Review: The Books

Stacey Pavlick October 3, 2010 0

Sometimes I take a wild guess. In the spirit of full disclosure, I went to this Books show as a person in the preliminary stages of fandom, knowing enough (i.e. The Lemon of Pink)

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Concert Review: Broken Social Scene/The Sea & Cake

Concert Review: Broken Social Scene/The Sea & Cake

Kyle Wall September 30, 2010 0

Broken Social Scene opened their recent performance in Central Park with the song that realistically roped in the bulk of this sold-out crowd in the first placed: “KC Accidental,” the jet engine jam that

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Interview: Billy Bragg

Interview: Billy Bragg

David Harris September 28, 2010 1

I thought that scoring an interview with Billy Bragg before his set on the Starbucks stage at Bumbershoot would be a real coup. However, looming press liaisons intent on keeping me to my 10

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Revisit: Johnny Cash: Sings the Ballads of the True West

Revisit: Johnny Cash: Sings the Ballads of the True West

Eric Dennis September 27, 2010 0

Revisit: Johnny Cash Sings the Ballads of the True West 1965 Revisit is a series of reviews highlighting past releases that now deserve a second look. In 2010, we know the album title is

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Concert Review: Marc Ribot

Concert Review: Marc Ribot

Kyle Wall September 23, 2010 0

Despite the maddening intricacies and intricate madness within each and every section of his pieces, Marc Ribot does not come across as anything other than cool, calm and collected. On the night of the

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Interview: Bill Callahan

Interview: Bill Callahan

Eric Dennis September 21, 2010 0

It’s pretty easy to quickly say “hell yeah” when you’re offered the opportunity to interview Bill Callahan. Keeping the number of questions to a humane level is more difficult, as Callahan’s back catalog is

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Rediscover: Brand New: Deja Entendu

Rediscover: Brand New: Deja Entendu

Sam Gordon September 20, 2010 0

Rediscover: Brand New Deja Entendu 2003 Rediscover is a series of reviews highlighting past releases that have flown under the radar and now deserve a second look. Somewhere between the angst-ridden pop punk of

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Concert Review: Lucinda Williams

Concert Review: Lucinda Williams

David Harris September 19, 2010 0

“So is she going to be a Drunken Angel or a Righteous Babe?” asked the woman standing next to me as we waited for Lucinda Williams. We were both leaning on the lip of

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