Sarah Hepola

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  • 10 years ago

    Eric Elterman would have brought Oceanographer's new CD tonight, but he got mugged last week. The band's violist and synth player, Elterman was on the sidewalk outside the bar we're sitting at now, a railroad pub in Williamsburg, Brooklyn called C...

  • 10 years ago

    In the 1980s, Gram LeBron was a typical middle-class kid in Garland, living out his teendom in typical 1980s suburbia. He killed time at the Galleria, watched too much MTV, spent Friday and Saturday night at the dance club in the West End. He was ...

  • 10 years ago

    There is a joke to be made about Liz Phair performing on Halloween. The woman is a little scary, whether swinging her sexuality like a pair of nunchucks or making a second-act grab for mainstream success. A Liz Phair show on the 31st is also scary...

  • 10 years ago

    Rogue Wave's Out of the Shadows was last year's great indie-pop debut--a bittersweet album of '60s-inspired pop ideal for melodists and English lit students who had gone too long between Shins albums. It was the work of one man--Oakland's Zach Rog...

  • 10 years ago

    Many artists claim to have been the soundtrack of the '80s; Kenny Loggins really was. In my Strawberry Shortcake-inspired bedroom of 1984, "Footloose" helped me burn a hole in the center of my bright red rug. I was prone to dancing alone, and with...

  • 10 years ago | Longform

    A year ago David Cunniff was not the same person he is today. If you met him then, you would have seen a tall, rugged guy, something of a ladies' man, with a handsome face weathered by the sun and an aimlessness that suggested, at 44 years old, he...

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