Rob Patterson

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  • 9 years ago

    Do you have affection for big-band jazz and classic pop but can't stand the cheese that tries to pass for it these days? John Pizzarelli is your man. He comes by the style honestly as the son of celebrated jazz guitarist Bucky Pizzarelli, with who...

  • 9 years ago

    Despite the first blush hokeyness of their name and enough TV play on the Dodge truck commercial that featured their hyper-tonk song "Llano Estacado" to sear the number into the brain cells with almost painful familiarity, Cooder Graw turned out t...

  • 9 years ago

    January 1979: Al Green can barely sit still behind his desk at his offices just across the road from the Memphis airport. The nondescript building is tucked behind another housing "Al Green Hairstylists" and just a short drive from both Green's Fu...

  • 9 years ago

    Go ahead: Keep holding that grudge against Natalie Maines for exercising her freedom of speech. We don't care if you miss the finest and most genuinely musical live act in contemporary country music (even if the best stylistic reference for Taking...

  • 9 years ago

    Wednesday, November 29, at Sons of Hermann Hall

  • 9 years ago

    From the gurgling synthesizer riffs a la "Baba O'Riley" that open this disc to the mini-opera (Wire & Glass) that ends it, Endless Wire intimates that it's a classic, if not landmark, Who album. And going up against the formidable challenge of nea...

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