Christian Schaeffer

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  • 3 years ago | Local Wire

    Imagine Nancy Sinatra's "These Boots Are Made for Walkin'" as a political rallying cry instead of a sultry kiss-off, and you have an idea behind The Mynabirds' "Generals." The title track on the band's second LP is a call to action so catchy in it...

  • 7 years ago | Music News

    Some music fans will argue that the art form known as the Christmas album achieved perfection with Vince Guaraldi's score to A Charlie Brown Christmas. Others will argue for the supremacy of A Christmas Gift for You from Phil Spector. Either way, ...

  • 8 years ago | Local Wire

    Say what you will about Norah Jones, but the woman has the guts to choose opening acts that could potentially blow her off the stage. On her last go-round, Jones enlisted the mighty Gillian Welch to warm up the crowd, and this tour features the co...

  • 9 years ago | Local Wire

    Roots-rockers the Damnwells may have had their first taste of major-label compromise when Epic Records blanked out the title to their debut's 41-second leadoff track, "Assholes." Come on, Epic — is that really still a bad word? Anyway, the ba...

  • 9 years ago | Local Wire

    It's tempting to talk about guitarist Adrian Belew only in terms of the company he has kept throughout the past 30 years. He's been a sideman for Zappa and Bowie, was integral in King Crimson v2.0, and played on the best records the Talking Heads,...

  • 9 years ago | Local Wire

    Although Missouri native Will Johnson splits his time among Undertow Orchestra, South San Gabriel, and solo projects, he's best known as the leader of Denton, Texas' Centro-Matic, a band that wraps Johnson's sometimes fragile (and sometimes raucou...