Vampire Weekend
Describing their sound as "Upper West Side Soweto," New York City's Vampire Weekend mixes preppy, well-read indie rock with joyful, Afro-pop-inspired melodies and rhythms. Ezra Koenig, Chris Baio, Rostam Batmanglij, and Chris Tomson formed the ... more »
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Eric Hutchinson
Few stories underscore the radical changes experienced by the post-millennial music industry than that of Eric Hutchinson. Originally nurtured and then abandoned by an established ... more »
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Ben Folds Five
A guitarless band may seem strange at first, but the piano, bass and drums trio Ben Folds Five have dispelled any misgivings about their ability to rock as loud and hard as the next band. ... more »
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Blue October
The Texas quintet Blue October came together in the late '90s with vocalist/guitarist Justin Furstenfeld, drummer Jeremy Furstenfeld, violinist Ryan Delahoussaye, bassist Matt Noveskey, and lead guitarist Brant Coulter. In 1998, Blue October independently released ... more »
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The Mamas & the Papas
The leading California-based vocal group of the '60s, the Mamas & the Papas epitomized the ethos of the mid- to late-'60s pop culture: live free, play free, and love free. Their music, built around radiant ... more »
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Gavin DeGraw
Singer/songwriter Gavin DeGraw grew up playing music at home with piano studies beginning at eight and later playing in cover bands with his older brother in upstate New York. After a brief stint studying music ... more »
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Shawn Colvin
Shawn Colvin is one of the bright spots of the so-called "new folk movement" that began in the late '80s. And though she grew out of the somewhat limited "woman with a guitar" school, she ... more »
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Roger Daltrey & Heather Taylor
Roger Daltrey married Heather Taylor, a model, on July 19, 1971. They met while The ... more »
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U2– The Lost Classics: Zooropa
In celebration of U2’s recent series of re-releases and in anticipation of their upcoming studio album, The Hurst Review continues ... more »
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