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  • 13 years ago | Music News

    Dead of a heart attack at age 52 on January 1, 1997, Texas troubadour Townes Van Zandt can't enjoy his recent resurrection. He'd surely get a kick out of the recent tribute album Poet, which assembled the likes of Steve Earle, Guy Clark, Willie Ne...

  • 13 years ago | Music News

    Top 10 Things to Like About the New Lisa Loeb Album: (10) It's 100 times better than the new Alanis. And dig: The best track (the dreamy/anthemic "The Way It Really Is") was co-penned by Glenn Ballard. (9) No "Stay" -- none of these dozen tunes is...

  • 13 years ago | Music News

    During its seven-year tenure as one of indiedom's leading lights, Seattle's 764-Hero has reaped a massive harvest of glowing reviews -- fascinatingly, all written by the same person. Or at least they're the result of hapless cub reporters cribbing...

  • 13 years ago | Music News

    . . . and then God created the Savage Republic. Circa early '81, in the transverse utility tunnels beneath the UCLA campus to be precise, spontaneously combusting in a post-punk/industrial clatter of guitar, two basses, drums and scrap-heap percus...

  • 13 years ago | Music News

    For a long time, the book on the B-52's was that the Athens, Georgia, pop combo purveyed harmless, at times sophomoric, dance fluff. And if all that comes to mind when you think of the band are beehive hairdos, Day-Glo attire, retro dance steps an...

  • 13 years ago | Music News

    Mounting a history of that dysfunctional beast known as rock 'n' roll journalism is probably impossible. The field is plagued by self-aggrandizing guru-dom (hallo, Robert "Consumer Guide" Christgau), near-unintelligible academia-speak (Greil "Doct...