Andrew Marcus

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  • 8 years ago | Music News

    Joe Ely was born along the Rock Island line in Amarillo, three blocks from Route 66. At age 6, he witnessed Jerry Lee Lewis pounding a piano on the back of a flatbed truck. In his early twenties, he picked up a hitchhiking Townes Van Zandt, the no...

  • 9 years ago | Local Wire

    While it's tempting to compare the Hidden Cameras' Joel Gibb with other literate gay singer-songwriters, if Rufus Wainwright or Stephin Merritt were to sing about the joys of anal penetration or swallowing urine, it would be nothing short of hilar...

  • 9 years ago | Local Wire

    The Clash may have scavenged the past for inspiration — calypso, Beat poets, film idols, rockabilly, the Spanish civil war — but never for the sake of nostalgia. And while boxed sets sometimes embalm history, this one suggests the spirit...

  • 9 years ago | Local Wire

    We'll take the esteemed word of Vogue — along with reports of Karl Lagerfeld's collection of 60,000 CDs — as evidence that this two-disc comp of the iconic fashion designer's "favorite songs" isn't the product of a focus group. But there...

  • 9 years ago | Local Wire

    The last time you encountered Native American music, you were probably in the middle of a deep-tissue massage. Long Winter Nights, on the other hand, should be blazing over the PA at a bustling pub. This is round dance music — raw, joyous dru...

  • 9 years ago | Music News

    In the 1997 Groovie Ghoulies song "Graveyard Girlfriend," bassist/vocalist Kepi sings, "One day I'll lay next to you in a beautiful coffin built for two." And sure enough, according to guitarist Roach, Kepi's graveyard girlfriend — actually h...