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Jennifer Maerz

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  • 6 years ago

    Breakups can be brutal, but the worst part is the dread before the expected split. Once you're single, your slate is nearly clean. It's when you haven't yet left the comforts of a relationship that a chilling sort of isolation sets in. The Dutches...

  • 6 years ago

    Anvil just may be the most stubborn heavy metal band in history. After 30 years of recording and touring, its name is still unknown to most rock fans. But, nonetheless, the once-briefly famous group still grabs club owners by their shirt collars i...

  • 7 years ago

    Liz Phair's Exile in Guyville is a personal document as poignant in 2008 as it was when it debuted in 1993. The record gave voice to the complicated tug-of-war that women can get into with the dudes who prefer giving booty calls rather than bouque...

  • 7 years ago

    When a rapper like David Banner decides to name an upcoming album The Greatest Story Ever Told, you're not gonna split hairs with the dude—at least not to his face. Like the mortal whose fury turned him into television's Incredible Hulk, thi...

  • 8 years ago

    Since releasing 2005's Descending Like Vultures, Rogue Wave has found itself the victim of circumstances that pretty much measure up to its name. There was the split with Sub Pop, the record label that, among other successes, brought the San Franc...

  • 8 years ago

    The holidays are a time of family, schmaltzy Christmas commercials that somehow make you cry and, for music journalists, list-making. Lots and lots of list-making. Over the past few years, the availability of year-end critics' lists has multiplied...

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