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2010 Stories by Kelly Dearmore

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  • Fate Lions

    published May 13, 2010

    Pop hooks can be tricky little suckers. Upon initial approach, they often appear to be mildly hummable little ditties. Then, before you've... More >>

  • Harlem Laughs About Its Genre Tags

    published May 13, 2010

    Often, a musician's personality mirrors that of their chosen sound. Take a couple of examples: Quiet folkies tend to be sensitive and... More >>

  • The Album Leaf, Sea Wolf

    published May 6, 2010

    The title of The Album Leaf's first LP in four years, A Chorus of Storytellers, may sound a tad ironic given that lead man... More >>

  • Shoot Low Sheriff

    published May 6, 2010

    Remember when bands used actual instruments in order to create their art? With apologies to Girl Talk and other laptop-toting blog darlings... More >>

  • Delmore Pilcrow

    published May 6, 2010

    If The Strokes are considered a garage-rock band, and Black Joe Lewis & The Honeybears are regularly labeled as a garage-soul collective, then... More >>

  • These United States Earn Their Name

    published May 6, 2010

    There's a grand—or not so grand, depending on your tastes—tradition of bands naming themselves after their place of origin.... More >>

  • Murder By Death, Ha Ha Tonka

    published April 15, 2010

    Bloomington, Indiana's Murder by Death is clearly composed of four fervent fans of music. As such, chief songwriter and... More >>

  • Shapes Stars Make

    published April 8, 2010

    The debut, full-length record from the Dallas three-piece Shapes Stars Make, These Mountains Are Safe, is a study in both the great and... More >>

  • Nicholas Altobelli

    published April 8, 2010

    With the opening lines "Rain cuts like glass / The wind moves souls" from "Wooden Floors," the first track from Nicholas Altobelli's rather... More >>

  • John Grant with Midlake

    published April 8, 2010

    John Grant, like Joe Cocker before him, gets by with a little help from his friends. The former leader of Denver's The Czars ensconced himself... More >>

  • Alicia Keys, Melanie Fiona

    published April 1, 2010

    Consistency isn't always mundane. Consistency can have some serious soul. And Alicia Keys has been consistently enthralling... More >>

  • Radney Foster, Zane Williams

    published March 25, 2010

    There isn't anything simple about an artist injecting the natural beauty of true simplicity into one of his songs. And, sadly, today's country... More >>

  • Katsuk

    published March 25, 2010

    The latest project from Fort Worth's Katsuk, Skeleton Key, is an unusually ambitious EP that funnels a diverse collection of sounds through an... More >>

  • Tweed EQ

    published March 25, 2010

    Attempting to breathe freshness into a classic—if not slightly stale—style such as soul-baring blues can be a tough task to tackle... More >>

  • KHYI-95.3 FM The Range's Texas Music Revolution

    published March 18, 2010

    For 14 years now, KHYI-95.3 FM The Range has hosted a yearly celebration known as the Texas Music Revolution. And, this... More >>

  • Creede Williams

    published March 11, 2010

    Creede Williams' latest offering, After the Letters, showcases a gamble that many songwriters make: showing off their sensitive hearts in a... More >>

  • Tim Barry

    published March 4, 2010

    When you think of a person who lives without running water in the low rolling hills of Virginia's Piedmont region, you likely won't make a... More >>

  • Southern Drive

    published March 4, 2010

    Q: When is a country record not merely a country record? A: When the record in question swaggers more than it swoons, or when the album makes... More >>

  • Joey Green

    published February 25, 2010

    "Red dirt" and "Texas country" have long baffled me. Such overly vague terms are essentially useless in actually describing any sort of a sonic... More >>

  • Jokersdeck

    published February 4, 2010

    Sometimes a band's name can be immensely revealing—especially when wondering about the tunes that reside on a given album. Take, for an... More >>

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