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2008 Stories by Chris Parker

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  • The Rosebuds Learn to Relax and Get Lifelike

    published November 27, 2008

    The Rosebuds are in something of a precarious spot. "We've been in a band all these years, and Under the Radar... More >>

  • How to Know When it's Time to Give Up the Band

    published November 27, 2008

    If you're in this business long enough, you learn how to spot incipient trouble. Here's how to tell if your band is/has been... On... More >>

  • Frightened Rabbit, The Spinto Band, Grassfight

    published November 6, 2008

    Glasgow's Scott Hutchison, an art school grad who tired of drawing, picked up a guitar five years ago and hasn't looked back. His shambling,... More >>

  • Ozomatli, Galactic

    published October 30, 2008

    An expression of Los Angeles' rich cultural melting pot, Ozomatli grew from a loose collective supporting the transformation of an old building... More >>

  • Brightblack Morning Light's Nathan Shineywater Smokes Some Pot and Answers Some Questions

    published October 30, 2008

    Brightblack Morning Light is about a vibe. The Alabama-bred duo's laconic folk-psych-soul is foggy like a Phish concert, sliding down... More >>

  • Sky's the Limit

    published September 11, 2008

    Sky Eats Airplane hopes it's not out of sight, out of mind. It's been so long since the Fort Worth quintet played a local show, the band's... More >>

  • Eyedea & Abilities

    published August 14, 2008

    This Minneapolis duo has been a team since their teens, when DJ Abilities left home and Eyedea's mom put him up in their basement, where their... More >>

  • Writing on the Wall

    published July 17, 2008

    While the G-funk hip-hop genre garnered headlines in the early '90s, influential crews began percolating along the West Coast, such as Los... More >>

  • Murder By Death kills on Red of Tooth and Claw

    published May 22, 2008

    Their hellbent country-punk theatrics suggest the offspring of Tim Kasher and David Eugene Edwards. A combination of The Good Life's conceptual... More >>

  • Panic at the Disco

    published April 17, 2008

    Pop-punk and an errant exclamation point are nothing but distant memories on Panic at the Disco's second album. The Las Vegas quartet makes a... More >>

  • The Black Keys

    published April 3, 2008

    The biggest knock on the Keys' 2006 major-label debut, Magic Potion, was its lack of innovation. That can't be said about the band's new... More >>

  • British Sea Power

    published February 28, 2008

    On its 2003 debut, The Decline of British Sea Power, U.K. indie-rockers British Sea Power laid buzz-saw guitars on top of an expansive,... More >>

  • How Major Labels Vie for a Comeback

    published January 10, 2008

    It's always darkest before the dawn. Or so the music industry has been reassuring itself lately. You really can't blame record companies for... More >>

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