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Mark Athitakis

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  • 15 years ago

    Robyn Hitchcock and Grant Lee Phillips took different paths to get to the exact same place. For Hitchcock, it began in Cambridge, England, starting the Soft Boys in the late '70s and getting thrown in with the class-of-'77 punk camp, even though h...

  • 15 years ago

    Bourbonitis Blues, Alejandro Escovedo's sixth and most recent solo album, is the culmination of a life spent growing up in public. It wasn't an easy growth--his path has been pockmarked with deaths, births, and changes in musical styles to match--...

  • 15 years ago

    You'd think there was a law or something. Should you happen to be in charge of the homes section of a daily newspaper, and should you happen to assign a piece about, God help you, stucco, you'll likely get a story back referring in some way to "Li...

  • 16 years ago

    Jim Sampas means well. He's a fan of literature and of music, particularly of the '50s variety: bop jazz and beat poets, mainly. So not surprisingly, much of his life revolves around making records with a literary bent. In 1997, he produced kicks ...

  • 16 years ago

    Momus San Franciscan Noah Brill is 3 years old and famous. In a way. Last year, British Bach-obsessed and dirty-minded pop auteur Momus released his third album, The Little Red Songbook, which featured a song titled "Walter Carlos," meant as a tri...

  • 16 years ago

    Terror Twilight, Pavement's fifth full-length album, is a hard record to get a fix on. Scott Kannberg, Pavement's guitarist, is having problems explaining it himself. Over breakfast in a restaurant near his home in Berkeley, he's doing his best. "...