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John Lee Hooker

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    June 6, 2014

    Lonesome Shack's Blues Rooted in the Desert

    You could easily be forgiven for mistaking More Primitive, the new LP by Seattle-based blues trio Lonesome Shack, for a mid-'70s recording from the North Mississippi hill country, the fertile blues scene that gave listeners artists like R.L. Burnside, Fred McDowell, Jesse Mae Hemphill, and more. But ... More >>

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    May 20, 2014

    Tommy Castro Attacks Greed The Only Way He Knows How: With The Blues

    It's okay to make money in today's world. Even necessary to survive and raise a family. But when somebody becomes greedy in the process where they cheat, pollute and hurt others, well that's not cool. That's the message in the song "Greedy," which is on Tommy Castro's new CD The Devil You Know. ... More >>

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    October 11, 2013

    Top Five Must-See Phoenix Shows This Weekend

    It's not easy competing with the fair. For one thing, it has a built-in audience; you can go to a fair concert on a whim, having gone there first to watch a team of expert divers or pig racing or whatever it is people do here in Arizona (I'm extrapolating from my Illinois experience) when the weathe ... More >>

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    October 10, 2013

    When Did ZZ Top Become More About Kitsch Than Music?

    ZZ Top formed in 1969, a rough and tumble blues band forming amongst the gritty backdrop of Houston's oil greed and NASA's continuing space race. But it was the summer of 1974 in the community of Friendswood--a small town then, a thriving Houston suburb now--that my curiosity with ZZ Top began, when ... More >>

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    August 29, 2013

    Four Great Songs for Dispensing Parental Philosophy

    When you are a certified music junkie like I am, you tend to weave music in and out of life. It influences every area of your existence. Does that mean music is part of my parental philosophy? Of course. It's one of my greatest tools. In fact, I find that music can do a lot better job of gett ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 21, 2013

    Heartbroken, Son? Now You Can Really Enjoy the Music!

    When my kids were little, and I'd be playing and talking about music with them, they'd say, "Dad, what is this song about?" You can probably guess my answer. Because eight out of 10 songs (not an official stat) are about the same thing: Love. Of course, that one simple word cannot begin to explain ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 16, 2012

    The Best of SXSW Music: Thursday 3/15/2012

    If you're familiar with chaos theory, which in its basic form is the attempt to find patterns in the random acts of shit on Earth, then you may understand the difficulty that comes with describing a full day at SXSW. To break down the bright, scintillating chaos, Village Voice Media's roving music e ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 13, 2012

    Five Dark, Depressing Songs About Alcoholism (Just in Time for St. Patrick's Day!)

    According to legend, Saint Patrick himself is responsible for all of the drinking that goes down on St. Paddy's Day. As the story goes, Patrick walked into a local Howard Johnson and paid a visit to the bar before hitting the sack. This was back in 'ye olde times so they didn't have mini-fridges in ... More >>

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    September 29, 2011
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    September 29, 2011
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    June 20, 2011

    This Week in Music History: June 20 through 26

    Wikimedia CommonsHappy birthday, Brian Wilson​Music and musicians have been around for centuries, and every day, new music news breaks. Every Monday, we're going to take a look back at the notable music stories, births, and deaths that took place that week. This week was a doozy: Columbia Records ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 8, 2011

    Richard Ashcroft Swings For The Fences On New Solo Album United Nations of Sound

    Razor & Tie Records​Whether fronting The Verve or in his solo career, Richard Ashcroft is all about musical majesty. His best songs are sweeping, epic and grand, some would say "grandiose," but he's always aiming for a transcendence from the ordinary to the sublime. When he succeeds in the e ... More >>

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    November 11, 2010
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    May 6, 2010
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    May 6, 2010
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    January 14, 2010

    Shout at the Devil

    Painter pays impressive ode to down-home blues

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    March 12, 2009
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    February 19, 2009
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    May 22, 2008

    Tomcat Courtney

    Downsville Blues
    (Blue Witch)

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    September 13, 2007

    Heavy Trash

    Going Way Out with Heavy Trash
    (Yep Roc)

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    September 6, 2007

    Various Artists

    Vee-Jay: The Definitive Collection
    (Shout Factory)

  • Music

    May 10, 2007

    The Soul of John Black

    Just you and them and the music

  • Music

    July 27, 2006

    John Lee Hooker Jr.

    Cold As Ice
    (Telarc)

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    August 4, 2005

    Geek Chic

    Get your game on at HexaCon 15

  • Music

    May 5, 2005

    Charlie Musselwhite

    All he needs is a good blues nickname

  • Music

    April 7, 2005

    Scott H. Biram

    Influences blend and ignite

  • Music

    December 9, 2004
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    September 11, 2003

    Various Artists

    The Best There Ever Was (Yazoo)

  • Music

    September 11, 2003

    I'm Eighteen!

    He's legal and he's legitimate. Blues prodigy J.D. Simo tells you how he's changed since 13.

  • Film

    November 28, 2002

    What Was Going On

    At long last, the spotlight replaces the Shadows that obscured the Funk Brothers

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    July 18, 2002

    Gomez

    In Our Gun (Virgin)

  • Music

    August 9, 2001

    Eddie Money

    The Best of Eddie Money(Columbia/Legacy)

  • Music

    May 17, 2001

    High Times

    Once dismissed as novelty, G. Love & Special Sauce find a serious niche with Electric Mile

  • Music

    November 9, 2000

    PJ Harvey

    Stories From the City, Stories From the Sea (Island Records)

  • Music

    September 28, 2000

    Rollin' and Tumblin': The Postwar Blues Guitarists

    Edited by Jas Obrecht (Miller Freeman Books)

  • Music

    April 20, 2000

    The Artist Formerly Known As Print

    Our quarterly roundup of the latest in music books

  • Music

    March 16, 2000

    Triumph of the Underdogs

    For 25 years, Bug Music has protected the rights of songwriters. In the process, they've gotten Willie Dixon's songs back from Led Zeppelin and transformed Iggy Pop into a TV-commercial composer.

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    March 11, 1999

    Night & Day

    March 11 - 17, 1999

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    September 24, 1998

    Night & Day

    September 24 - 30, 1998

  • Music

    August 20, 1998

    Whiskey River

    R.L. Burnside's passion for alcohol is matched only by his command of rawboned Delta blues

  • Music

    June 11, 1998

    Windigo's Strange Ways

    Sharing high times and tall tales with Tempe's heaviest tripcore band and its first full-length CD

  • Music

    March 19, 1998

    King Snake

    Boogie monarch John Lee Hooker is still in the mood for the blues

  • Music

    June 12, 1997

    Get It While You Can

    Jerry Ragavoy and the ghost of Janis Joplin

  • Music

    May 8, 1997

    Back in the Game

    Chicago soul singer Syl Johnson is reborn with a little help from the homeboys

  • Music

    December 26, 1996

    Chaos Theory

    R.L. Burnside's indestructible hill-country blues

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    October 10, 1996

    The Good Foot

    A survey of recent blues, soul, R&B and roots releases

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    April 4, 1996

    Blues Arizona

    A cocktail review of recent state releases

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    January 18, 1996
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    June 22, 1995
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    December 30, 1992
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