Kurt Brighton

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  • 8 years ago | Local Wire

    When it comes to straddling genres, few artists have the crossover breadth of Citizen Cope (a.k.a. Clarence Greenwood). He's listed with granola-heavy Web site Jambase.com, and he certainly has the lazy acoustic-guitar appeal of Ben Harper or Jack...

  • 13 years ago | Music News

    Richard Patrick of Filter might be a good moderator for a music-conference panel: "The Hit Single: More Harm Than Good?" The band's 1995 release, Short Bus, produced a major hit with the single "Hey Man, Nice Shot," but its overexposure on MTV and...

  • 13 years ago | Music News

    If your cheesy, green-beer-swilling, American version of Saint Paddy's Day got a Mohawk and a few tattoos, then did a fat line of blow along with its usual bucketfuls of Jameson, it would look a lot like Flogging Molly. This band turns traditional...

  • 13 years ago | Music News

    There very well may be something terribly wrong with the members of Speedealer. "Everybody in this band is pretty pissed off," says bassist Rich Mullins. "I think our attitude is that, in order for something to rock, you have to really mean it. Je...

  • 13 years ago | Music News

    The difficulty with keeping it real in punk lies in the danger of repetitiveness. That's where bands like Sweden's the Hives come in. Singer Howlin' Pelle Alqvist has got the squealing, hell-bound, late-adolescent shriek of Johnny Rotten before he...

  • 14 years ago | Music News

    There's something immediately arresting about David Bazan's vocals, though nothing particularly dramatic is going on. His words are almost always delivered in a slow, off-hand lope. Bazan sounds somewhat congested, as if he barely has the strength...