Justin F. Farrar

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  • 7 years ago

    Vintage rural rock, country folk and stoner bluegrass are some of the more beautiful things our screwed-up country has given the world. My Sansa Fuze is packed with the stuff: The Grateful Dead, John Hartford, Waylon, Pure Prairie League, Muleskin...

  • 8 years ago

    Blossom Toes never amounted to anything more than an opening act during their brief career between 1967 and 1969. But when the headliners were The Move, Soft Machine and a Syd Barrett-led Pink Floyd, "opening act" wasn't too lousy a slot. Reissues...

  • 9 years ago

    Brightblack Morning Light actually sees itself as some kind of rural commune. Its core members sport robes 'n' beads, call a teepee in the NorCal woods home, and claim to steer clear of "city babylons." But there's nothing at all hippie, trippy, o...

  • 9 years ago

    While we waited more than three years for the Shins' follow-up to Chutes Too Narrow, watching "New Slang" blow up, another indie-pop outfit by the name of Animal Collective released two modern classics: Sung Tongs and Feels, the most glorious and ...

  • 10 years ago

    Rev. Run (aka Joseph Simmons) is a founding member of hip-hop legend Run-D.M.C., and his new disc, Distortion--a collection of rap-rock hybrids not unlike the vintage tracks he created with his former group--was released on October 18. Additionall...


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