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  • 14 years ago

    I haven't stepped foot in Trees in several years--last time, I suspect, was when X's original line-up tore up the place, reducing it to splinters like it was 1979. I hadn't been in the joint in a long time, and returning on those rare occasions wa...

  • 15 years ago

    This is what happens when you're a songwriter who happens to have an MFA in poetry and a published collection of poems on the shelf: You become known more for your lyrics than your melodies. So it is with Joe Pernice, whose small but devoted follo...

  • 15 years ago

    There was a time when being a saxophone player and being in a rock band were not mutually exclusive. Unfortunately for every ambitious high school geek with a pocket full of reeds, this is not that time. Being a sax player in high school is like m...

  • 15 years ago | Longform

    At the Ralph Lauren store in NorthPark Center, there are certain questions to which you can expect answers. What looks good with pink chinos? When is the fall line coming in? Are pocket squares really back in fashion? Do you have this sweater in a...

  • 15 years ago

    Back in the day, people (read: music critics) used to compare every U.K. band trying to make a go of it in the United States to Radiohead, usually to diminish the efforts of the band in question. As in: "Radiohead-lite." Travis might as well have ...

  • 15 years ago

    On 2003's The Chain Gang of Love, The Raveonettes more or less re-created the Jesus and Mary Chain's discography for people who weren't aware Rhino had already released a JAMC best-of, 21 Singles, a year earlier. William and Jim Reid could have su...

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