Lou Reed
The career of Lou Reed defies capsule summarization. Like David Bowie (whom Reed directly inspired in many ways), he has made over his image many times, mutating from theatrical glam rocker to ... more »
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Best Buy pulls out big Guns (N’ Roses)
Look out Wal-Mart! You may have AC/DC, but Best Buy has Guns N' Roses! ... more »
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Ryan Adams
Mixing the heartfelt angst of a singer/songwriter with the cocky brashness of a garage rocker, Ryan Adams is at once one of the few artists to emerge from the alt-country scene to achieve mainstream commercial ... more »
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State Radio
The mixture of indie rock song structures, socially conscious lyrics, and roots reggae rhythms has long been a staple in the jam band world, and State Radio deliver on all counts. A Boston-based trio led ... more »
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Bob Dylan: Tell Tale Signs – The Bootleg Series Volume 8
Who knew, at the time of their release, that Good as I Been to You and World Gone Wrong, two albums ... more »
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Ryan Adams: Cardinology 101
I’m not sure if there are any musicians who I genuinely hate, but, if there is one, it’s very possible that it’s Ryan ... more »
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Matt Costa
Born in Huntington Beach, California, in 1982, Matt Costa received his first guitar at age 12. While he was always interested in music, even ... more »
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Initially, Blur was one of the multitude of British bands who appeared in the wake of the Stone Roses, mining the same swirling, pseudo-psychedelic guitar pop, only with louder guitars. Following an image makeover in ... more »
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The Arcade Fire
Regine Chassagne, Richard Parry, Tim Kingsbury, and brothers Win Butler and William Butler comprise the Arcade Fire, an experimental indie rock outfit hailing from the musical hotbed of Montreal. ... more »
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Nick Lowe
As the leader of the seminal pub rockers Brinsley Schwarz, a producer, and a solo artist, Nick Lowe held considerable influence over the development of punk rock. With the Brinsleys, Lowe began a back-to-basics movement ... more »
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