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2007 Stories by Chris Parker

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  • Marnie Stern

    published July 26, 2007

    Marnie Stern made one of the most intriguing debuts this year with In Advance of the Broken Arm, a cacophonous yet strangely tuneful blast... More >>

  • The Lights Go Out

    published July 19, 2007

    Every week, a band breaks up, ending more often with a whimper than a bang. That's a fate South Mountain Lights sought to avoid with The Last... More >>

  • KRS-One and Marley Marl

    published July 12, 2007

    With stunning production from old rival Marley Marl, KRS-One delivers a sharp retort to Nas' recent proclamation that Hip Hop Is Dead... More >>

  • Fountains of Wayne

    published July 5, 2007

    It's been four years since Fountains of Wayne's last studio album, but the wait has been more than worth it, because FOW produces incredibly... More >>

  • Rusted Root

    published July 5, 2007

    Rusted Root is the type of band you take shit for liking from people who've never seen them — simply because of the associations. Though they... More >>

  • Rock 'N' Rowling

    published June 21, 2007

    Paul DeGeorge describes Harry and the Potters as an indie rock outreach program. He formed the band with his younger brother, Joe, when all the... More >>

  • Two Cow Garage

    published June 21, 2007

    The heirs to the Replacements are hip-deep — Lucero, Drive-By Truckers, and Bottle Rockets leading the heap — but that shouldn't... More >>

  • The Photo Atlas

    published June 21, 2007

    Hailing from Denver, The Photo Atlas sputter and jerk with convulsive rhythms, dancing over jagged guitars and frontman Alan Andrews' nervy,... More >>

  • Paramore

    published May 10, 2007

    It's been a whirlwind couple of years for Franklin, Tennessee, punk-pop quintet Paramore. Signed to Fueled By Ramen in 2005, their debut All... More >>

  • Hip-Hop Love Connection

    published May 3, 2007

    Introducing tonight's bachelors in no particular order: One is a don in the Puerto Rican Costa Nostra. The second is a rap star who likes to call... More >>

  • Ozomatli

    published May 3, 2007

    Reflecting the urban polyglot of its Los Angeles home, Ozomatli purveys a Latin dance party fueled by horns and covering a seamless expanse of... More >>

  • Aereogramme

    published April 19, 2007

    They have the glacial majesty of Sigur Rós, the swelling symphonic bluster of the Moody Blues, and a subtle metallic bent. Aereogramme are... More >>

  • The Price of Payola

    published April 12, 2007

    Do you want what's in the box or what's behind door No. 3? The latest episode in the radio payola version of Let's Make a Deal is looking... More >>

  • Power Trio

    published March 15, 2007

    The "No Fear" tour is a tasty musical menagerie of acts at the forefront of their particular metal flavor. Metalcore representative... More >>

  • Page France

    published March 15, 2007

    Baltimore's Page France crafts music for hypothetical, as-yet-unwritten John Hughes films. This is indie pop anxious with hope and possibility,... More >>

  • Richard Thompson

    published March 8, 2007

    Call him a poor man's Dylan, or a wise man's Clapton. Richard Thompson is perhaps the most underrated performer of his generation. For 40 years,... More >>

  • Red Sparowes

    published February 15, 2007

    Between Pelican and Sigur Rós lie Red Sparowes, whose epic instrumentals have the ability to pummel you, but instead lull you into... More >>

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