Bob Pollard

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    April 16, 2013

    Bands: You Cannot Crowdsource Your Way to Financial Success

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    February 23, 2012
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    September 13, 2007

    The National's Matt Berninger goes on the record

    The lyricist on writing, influences and playing live

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    March 24, 2005

    Home Brew

    Local dispatches from SXSW

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    December 30, 2004

    God Save the Scene

    Plus: Smells Like Indie Spirit

  • Year End Music

    December 30, 2004

    Smells Like Indie Spirit

    Music that made the world safe for the word "alternative" again.

  • Music

    July 8, 2004

    Set List

    Happy Bullets, Wurlitzer Prize, The Tah Dahs | Friday, July 2, at the Cavern

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    November 6, 2003

    Cab Fare

    Death Cab for Cutie are the kings of rock. Sort of.

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    September 4, 2003

    Geek Out

    R.I.P. Robot Monster Weekend, 2001-2003

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    August 14, 2003

    Guided By Voices

    Earthquake Glue (Matador)

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    January 2, 2003

    End Hits

    Now that's what I call music

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    November 7, 2002

    Don't Look Back

    Destroyer's Dan Bejar hit the road for This Night and found a great album at the end

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    June 6, 2002
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    January 3, 2002

    Hear This

    Back to business as usual: I dig music

  • Music

    March 23, 2000

    SXSW Diaries

    A thousand bands + a dozen parties + one cigarette lighter = average South By Southwest

  • Music

    October 1, 1998

    Art-pop explosion!

    Go Metric USA makes pop music for smart people

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    June 12, 1997

    Power trio

    Peter Buck goes West with Eitzel, Middle Eastern with Tuatara, and everywhere else with Minus 5

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    July 6, 1995