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James McMurtry “Just Us Kids” Lightning Rod

by Jesse Hill “Just us kids hangin’ round today, watching our long hair turning gray,” James McMurtry announces on the title track to “Just Us Kids,” his ninth full-length album. It is a statement that carries throughout the ferocious, self-produced album full of patriotic, poetically penned portraits of the Americans in our gutters and blistering […]

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Old 97’s “Blame It on Gravity” New West Records

by Brad Tucker The Old 97’s return to the studio for the first time since 2004 with Blame It on Gravity. The band’s third album with New West picks up where their up-tempo alt-country sound left off before front man Rhett Miller’s most recent solo venture. Miller’s aptitude for pop-friendly phrasing is on display immediately […]

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Dwight Yoakam “Dwight Sings Buck” New West

by Jesse Hill Like a deconstructed tumbleweed that’s danced across southern and western terrains for the span of five decades, Dwight Sings Buck is an explosive unraveling of the history of country music, rockabilly, and moreover, music in general. It is a masterpiece that rebuilds a well-trodden bridge between two legendary bodies of work, and […]

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Tift Merritt, “Another Country” Fantasy

by Brad Tucker Tift Merritt’s third release, Another Country, comes in the wake of a solitary stay in Paris. Merritt holed up with a guitar and a piano, penning the new album after four years away from the studio. The opening track “Something to Me” brings to mind early Jackson Browne, both in its lively […]

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Review of “Vinyl Countdown” musical slots game

Microgaming is one of the top names in online casino software. They have designed different kinds of games, including slot machines. One fun-filled game they have created is a slot machine game known as Vinyl Countdown. This online casino slot machine game is a five reeled machine. With a total of 9 paylines, Vinyl Countdown […]

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Josh Gracin, “We Weren’t Crazy” Lyric Street

by LK You’d be crazy to miss the latest work of Michigan native and Idol graduate Josh Gracin. The long-awaited follow-up to his self-titled debut album is a sure bet for a good listen. Gracin’s charming vocals are paired with excellent musical arrangements to produce a truly enjoyable and masterful album. While it doesn’t lose […]

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Built to Spill

by Rebecca Zaragoza Making new music is a daunting task for Doug Martsch. This could come as a surprise to Built to Spill’s ever-appreciative fan base, according to the energy at their recent show at the Echoplex in L.A., and people cannot get enough of their artful sound. My favorite thing about Built to Spill’s […]

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Dr. Dog

by Marissa Ross I found out on a Wednesday afternoon I would be interviewing my favorite band on Thursday at noon. I ran around my house, singing at the top of my lungs, “I’m going to looooove you! Till the day I was born! And I’m going to caaallll yooou! So keep your ear to […]

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