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  • Youth Lagoon's Second Album Is Pop at Its Most Fragmented

    published September 26, 2013

    Bigger, louder, deeper, and weirder, the second album from Youth Lagoon is the sort of follow-up that exceeds its predecessor in every... More >>

  • Daughn Gibson @ Rhythm Room

    published August 1, 2013

    On one side, there are the credentials that mark Daughn Gibson as a country musician — the slightly twanged baritone, the smoky barrooms... More >>

  • Sun Bones @ The Rogue Bar

    published July 4, 2013

    Rather than stick to vague genre tags or invent new hybrids, the members of Sun Bones offer the term "malleability." It's fitting for a... More >>

  • Small Black Frees Itself From Its Bedroom Beginnings

    published June 13, 2013

    "Free at Dawn," the opening song of Small Black's second full-length album, is the sound of a band reclaiming itself at the start of a new... More >>

  • Billy Bragg @ Crescent Ballroom

    published March 21, 2013

    Once again, it's a sort of apprenticeship with Woody Guthrie that's drawn Billy Bragg into a new realm. Thirty years since his debut, the... More >>

  • Billy Bragg

    published March 21, 2013

    Once again, it’s a sort of apprenticeship with Woody Guthrie that’s drawn Billy Bragg into a new realm. Thirty years since his debut,... More >>

  • Bob Schneider @ Crescent Ballroom

    published March 14, 2013

    With his 12th solo album set for release, it's as good a time as any to revisit the question: Who is Bob Schneider? It's not an easy... More >>

  • The Ruby Suns @ Crescent Ballroom

    published March 7, 2013

    Ryan McPhun of The Ruby Suns describes the tour for his latest album as "a live rock band approach to not-live-band rock music." His fourth... More >>

  • The Growlers

    published January 3, 2013

    Go ahead and call The Growlers "beach goth." It's not only an apt term that hints at the Orange County band's sound — dark psychedelic... More >>

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