Bret McCabe

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  • 13 years ago | Music News

    Being blessed an alt-country songstress must be as endlessly tiresome as being Cher's plastic surgeon. You have to compete with gusto as genuine as the impossibly bewitching Neko Case and pop-country schmaltz like 2001 Best New Artist Grammy winne...

  • 13 years ago | Music News

    Like George W. Bush, the Los Angeles-by-way-of-San Francisco band Black Rebel Motorcycle Club can't give it to you straight, but looks perplexed by efforts to be savvy. Named for Marlon Brando's gang in The Wild One, this trio echoes Dubya's polit...

  • 14 years ago | Music News

    Through a sparse guitar line and viola-and-drum interlude breaks a world-weary voice that intones, "I can't go back to my favorite bar, 'cause now I'm sure that there's some lessons that I'm never gonna learn." In "Back to School," the second song...

  • 14 years ago | Music News

    Soul brothers can't win for losing. While sisters can share the throne -- there seems to be plenty of room at the top for Erykah Badu, Lauryn Hill, Macy Gray, Mary J. Blige, and even rising divas like Mya -- in the guys' court, as in the Highlande...

  • 14 years ago | Music News

    With a voice incisive enough to slice through Kevlar and a body that's more butter than Land O' Lakes, Bed-Stuy native Inga Marchand fuses equal parts LL Cool J braggadocio and early Boogie Down Productions' street sagas as rapper Foxy Brown. And ...

  • 14 years ago | Music News

    Almost everyone can name some scene in some movie that left such a profound impression on the mind's eye that it caused him or her instantly to become aware of the overwhelming power of moviemaking techniques, even if it wasn't realized as such at...