Justin P. Farrar

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  • 9 years ago | Local Wire

    Singer-songwriter Cayce Lindner sports a thick gray beard, calls Northern California home, and plucks an acoustic guitar. This means most music writers are going to describe his new project, Flying Canyon, as a symptom of this whole freak-folk, in...

  • 9 years ago | Local Wire

    Saliva's rote fusion of rap metal, grunge, and alt rock should've died before the turn of the century, but it never has. Amazingly enough, the more generic and obsolete the Memphis band sounds, the more records it sells: "Ladies and Gentleman," th...

  • 9 years ago | Music News

    American Music: The Hightone Records Story boxed set (Hightone Records) is extremely likable in concept. The imprint is a hardworking indie out of Oakland that has spent the past 20 years documenting modern roots music. In fact, Hightone has relea...

  • 9 years ago | Local Wire

    Kalas is Matt Pike's new outfit, and for the Bay Area quintet's nine-track debut he wields his ax only on a single cut ("Frozen Sun"). That's because Pike's primary role is that of a lead vocalist, which is kinda fucked up. Think about it: The dud...

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