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  • 4 years ago

    Given the restless impulses of Band of Horses principal singer and songwriter Ben Bridwell, it's no wonder that any cease-and-desist letters the My Morning Jacket legal team may have sent were returned to sender. Giving up on Seattle, where he for...

  • 4 years ago

    Alejandro Escovedo sounds happy. And he should be: After nearly succumbing to Hepatitis C in 2003, the Austinite is touring steadily, writing songs with friends such as Chuck Prophet, recording them with heavy hitters such as producer Tony Viscont...

  • 6 years ago

    More bands should study the elegant, almost neoclassically refined career arc of Slobberbone. The flight path goes like this: Drink beer, play for your friends, take your name from a porch dog's chew toy, tour, rock, tour and, above all else, rock...

  • 6 years ago

    Ha Ha Tonka caught the new wave of ersatz old-time stompers and pickers churned up by the Avett Brothers and Old Crow Medicine Show, but the Springfield, Missouri, band rides the twang with an idiosyncratic style and the electric confidence of sel...

  • 6 years ago

    Jack London's novel Sea Wolf is a tale of the destructive potential of a single, domineering vision. For all his gifts, Alex Brown Church, who named his band after the parable, isn't one to go it alone. Were it not for his big canvas col...

  • 6 years ago

    Fans of Los Straitjackets might have first come for the novelty, but they've stayed for the sound—a furious instrumental assault of twangy surf, hard rockabilly and psychedelic garage. Oh, the Nashville band still sports the Mexican wrestler...