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The Reverend Peyton’s Big Damn Band: So Delicious!

by John Patrick Gatta on February 26, 2015
On So Delicious!, their eighth album, The Reverend Peyton’s Big Damn Band continue to fuse Charley Patton’s Delta blues with a raw rock-and-roll attitude. Frontman Josh Peyton fingerpicks...
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Diamond Rugs: Cosmetics

by Michael Verity on February 25, 2015
Diamond Rugs was born of a beer-bunkered, after-show convo between former Black Lips guitarist Ian St. Pé, Deer Tick’s John McCauley and Six Finger Satellite’s Bryan Dufresne, so the...
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JJ Grey & Mofro: Ol’ Glory

by J. Poet on February 24, 2015
When JJ Grey sings, “[It] made me feel stronger just to say that I’m weak,” on the Memphis-flavored soul ballad “Light A Candle,” he sums up the outlook that colors the music on Ol’...
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Jorma Kaukonen: Ain’t in No Hurry

by Jeff Tamarkin on February 23, 2015
There’s a certain comfort that comes from listening to a new Jorma Kaukonen recording. From the first fingerpicked notes and sung words of the ancient “Nobody Knows You When You’re Down...
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Two Gallants: We Are Undone

by Emily Zemler on February 20, 2015
Two Gallants have unveiled four albums without breaking out of the indie and alternative worlds, but We Are Undone may be the one to earn the most notable acclaim. The album, produced by Karl...
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Sonny & The Sunsets: Talent Night at the Ashram

by Jesse Jarnow on February 19, 2015
The fifth full-length by the brilliantly wry San Francisco songwriter Sonny Smith and his ever-revolving band of Sunsets, Talent Night at the Ashram, is also Smith’s densest yet. Continuing...
SHOW REVIEW

Lettuce in Missoula

by Jed Nussbaum on February 18, 2015
Photo by Matt Riley Lettuce Top Hat Missoula, MT February 10 It took Lettuce over twenty years to get there, but word that they were one of the funkiest bands in the scene...
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American Aquarium: Wolves

by Lee Zimmerman on February 18, 2015
Both resolute and introspective, Wolves finds the Raleigh, N.C.-based outfit American Aquarium offering up an ode to regret and remorse in ways that are unceasingly compelling. While...
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Six Organs of Admittance: Hexadic

by Jason P. Woodbury on February 17, 2015
Following a charming LP of scruffy folk with Skygreen Leopards songwriter Donovan Quinn as New Bums and the launching of a new label, Hermit Hut, guitarist Ben Chasny returns to his enduring...
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Jose Gonzalez: Vestiges & Claws

by Emily Zemler on February 13, 2015
There is an almost uncomfortable intimacy to Jose Gonzalez’s indie-folk songs. The Swedish musician, who self-produced his new album partially in his kitchen, lays himself bare in the work,...

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