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2006 Stories by j. poet

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  • Spencer Dickinson

    published August 31, 2006

    This is a collaboration between blues noise guitarist/singer Jon Spencer and Luther and Cody Dickinson of the North Mississippi Allstars, another... More >>

  • Scott H. Biram

    published August 24, 2006

    Scott H. Biram bills himself as "the Dirty Old One Man Band," and he lives up to the moniker by cranking his Gibson through a fuzzy old amp,... More >>

  • Ani DiFranco

    published August 3, 2006

    Reprieve is the most intimate album that Ani DiFranco's ever delivered. It's also the most quiet, with a jazzy, late-night feel, enhanced... More >>

  • John Lee Hooker Jr.

    published July 27, 2006

    As a teenager, John Lee Hooker Jr. was a featured player in John Lee Sr.'s road show, and then spent the next 20 years fighting the demons of... More >>

  • I See Hawks in L.A.

    published July 6, 2006

    On their third album, the core members of I See Hawks in L.A. are joined by Chris Hillman (Byrds, Flying Burrito Brothers), Rick Shea (Dave Alvin... More >>

  • The Court & Spark

    published May 18, 2006

    Because a pedal steel guitar is featured prominently in their sound, The Court & Spark often get pegged as an alt-country band, but nothing could... More >>

  • Lansing-Dreiden

    published May 11, 2006

    New York City-based Lansing-Dreiden produces videos and art projects as well as music, but eschews interviews and live performance. Exactly how... More >>

  • Mark Pickerel and His Praying Hands

    published May 11, 2006

    Mark Pickerel, onetime drummer for Seattle cult faves The Screaming Trees, and who even did a short stint with Nirvana, steps up to center stage... More >>

  • Lila Downs

    published April 13, 2006

    Lila Downs wowed audiences as the tango singer in Salma Hayek's Frida and won a Latin Grammy for Best Folk Album for Una Sangre (One... More >>

  • The Black Angels

    published April 6, 2006

    Edvard Munch once wrote, "Illness, insanity and death are the black angels that kept watch over my cradle and accompanied me all my life." The... More >>

  • Sondre Lerche and the Faces Down Quartet

    published March 16, 2006

    Norwegian singer Sondre Lerche speaks (and sings) English as a second language, but that hasn't stopped him from penning dozens of perfect pop... More >>

  • Robinella

    published February 2, 2006

    In a previous incarnation, Robinella and her husband, multi-instrumentalist and arranger Cruz Contreras, cut Robinella & the CC Band, an... More >>

  • Various Artists

    published February 2, 2006

    John Fahey was an original, a guitarist with an instantly recognizable style, a conglomeration of ragtime, country, blues, Indian classical music,... More >>

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