Islands: Arm’s Way
A disembodied arm ominously appears to collect the soul out of a “lifeless carcass” that died in a “badass car crash.” ... more »
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El Madmo: El Madmo
It might be easy to enjoy El Madmo if it was what it makes itself out to be-namely, smoky-voiced, lite-jazz folky ... more »
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Garage Rock Round-Up: King Khan & His Shrines, Foxboro Hot Tubs
Garage rock has always been considered to be rather low culture– even by rock and roll standards– and, given some of its more common tropes, like its primal three-chord structures and its messy, lo-fi production ... more »
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Ron Sexsmith: Exit Strategy of the Soul
After the brief instrumental prelude of “Spiritude,” Ron Sexsmith begins his tenth album with “This is How I Know,” a humble love ... more »
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The Hold Steady: Stay Positive
The Hold Steady’s fourth album, Stay Positive, contains more Led Zeppelin-related jokes than pretty much any other rock album ... more »
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Jimmy Page & Patricia Ecker
Jimmy Page married Patricia Ecker in 1986. Ecker was born May 27, 1962 in Metairie, Louisiana.  When Page met her, she ... more »
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Drive My Car
"Drive My Car" is a song written by Paul McCartney and John Lennon and first released by The Beatles on the UK version of the 1965 ... more »
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Sheryl Crow: Detours
“God bless this mess,” sings Sheryl Crow at the beginning of her new album, Detours– and it’s hard to imagine a more fitting ... more »
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R.E.M.: Accelerate
When Michael Stipe sings about the need to find a new direction on the title track to his band’s new album, it may ... more »
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Gnarls Barkley: The Odd Couple
For a band as obsessed with the movies as Gnarls Barkley– they show up at award shows and public appearances dressed ... more »
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