Hailing from Austin, TX, Spoon originated in 1994 as a collaboration between Britt Daniel (vocals/guitar) and Jim Eno (drums) and a rotating cast of supporting players. Their hybrid of indie and punk resulted in a ... more »
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Maria McKee: Late December
Maria McKee is one of a kind, but that’s really not giving her enough credit. Not only is she an artist like ... more »
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Maria McKee
After making her name as the gritty, soulful lead singer of roots rockers Lone Justice, Maria McKee embarked on an often-rewarding solo career. A native of Los Angeles, McKee was born in 1964; her half-brother ... more »
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Spoon: Ga Ga Ga Ga Ga
Some of the greatest treasures on Spoon’s latest album– the embarrassingly titled Ga Ga Ga Ga Ga– are also ... more »
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Over the Rhine: The Trumpet Child
Stand back, folks… Linford Detweiler and Karin Bergquist are on a roll. They tell us as much on the third track of their ... more »
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Joe Henry: Civilians
A hundred years from now, anyone who stumbles across Joe Henry’s liner notes essay from his album Civilians will be able to date ... more »
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Joe Henry
Joe Henry is best known for his two country-influenced albums, 1992's Short Man's Room and 1993's Kindness of the World, both of which feature members of the country-rock band the Jayhawks, but his musical direction ... more »
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Iron & Wine: The Shepherd’s Dog
At once admirable and alienating, Sam Beam’s latest LP under his Iron and Wine moniker is an album that will quite ... more »
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Bruce Springsteen: Magic
There’s something ironic about the timing of Bruce Springsteen’s Magic, an album that finds him working with his famed E-Street Band for the ... more »
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Matchbox Twenty: Exile on Mainstream
Nobody ever won any indie cred or hipster points for liking– or even talking about– Matchbox Twenty, but say this about ... more »
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