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  • 11 years ago

    There are few epithets in the annals of music journalism more overused than "Dylanesque." Say it out loud and just try to suppress visions of denim, harmonica racks and a line of nasal-toned knockoffs stretching from Donovan to Ryan Adams and back...

  • 11 years ago

    For a band that by some accounts had broken up over a year ago--and with only a five-song EP to show for its efforts--The Middle East should consider its current US tour nothing less than triumphant. An impromptu showing at NX35 elicited the sort ...

  • 11 years ago

    Band: The Middle EastVenue: Dan's SilverleafTime: 9 p.m.True to the random, follow-your-nose nature of NX35, I was just heading out of Dan's to catch a spot in line at Hailey's before the much-anticipated Walkmen show filled to capacity, when Aust...

  • 13 years ago

    Five months. When Pete Freedman first asked me to take on this column, I confess that I thought, at the time, I'd be lucky to last that long. I was already over-committed with work and family and had backed off music writing a good deal over the p...

  • 13 years ago

    A large mural of the Virgin Mary is being illuminated by intermittent splashes of blue light, and against the wall to the right is an animated image of a mother running through a bizarre forest, clutching her baby. A slow, pondering snippet of mel...

  • 13 years ago

    If Delmore Pilcrow frontman Chris Garver wanted to avoid stultifying genre tags like "freak folk" or "new weird America," he might have considered picking a less freaky, folky or weird cover for the band's new record, Worn to the Weft. It's a coll...

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