Chris Estey

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  • 4 years ago | Local Wire

    Toubab Krewe are neo-griot-funk from Southern freak zone Asheville, North Carolina. Their name admits they're tourists ("Toubab" = white dude) and their sound can be described as "Jampire Weekend." Blending Mali soul and Afrobeat with bluesy deser...

  • 4 years ago | Local Wire

    If you have trace memories of immortal Houston blues-rock combo ZZ Top, it's probably of two bears with long beards spinning guitars, a drummer without a beard (named Beard), and legs ("she's got . . . 'em"). A few years before that, though, just ...

  • 4 years ago | Local Wire

    Philip Anselmo joined Pantera after they put out three poof-metal LPs; his debut with them, Power Metal, introduced a new edge to the band (see "P*S*T*88," a.k.a. "Pussy Tight"). After that, Pantera launched a grueling tour schedule and focused on...

  • 4 years ago | Local Wire

    Even though Prince's control-freak tendencies made him itch to play every instrument himself in his first band, Grand Central Corporation, friend and guitarist Morris Day swung his swanky balls around enough to earn a place in the little guy's fut...

  • 4 years ago | Music News

    As we chat, Kurt Vile is getting ready to play the Pitchfork Festival, and he's totally cool with it. His voice exudes a sinewy, rural-and-cold-steel-Philadelphia toughness as he proclaims, sounding like he just won a street fight, "I can't wait t...


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