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    August 16, 2012
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    December 30, 2010
  • Blogs

    December 30, 2008

    Top 10 Country Records of 2008

    By Michael McCall Photo by Michael Alan GoldbergTwo young blondes with toothy smiles and hard-core work ethics, Taylor Swift and Carrie Underwood, helped country expand its fan base in these years of shrinking music sales. Meanwhile, Kenny Chesney, Rascal Flatts, Alan Jackson, Toby Keith, Tim McGraw ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 28, 2008

    The Top 10 Reissues of 2008

    By Chris Gray It's time to rank the best of what went around and came around again. BILLY JOEL The Stranger (Columbia/Legacy) As punk and disco exploded, the Piano Man's deeply unhip 1978 breakthrough proved that top-shelf Broadway/Brill Building songwriting could still sell - and, occasionally, ... More >>

  • Music

    March 6, 2003

    Positive Spin

    Locals find national success despite a lack of Valley interest

  • Music

    January 2, 2003

    Critics VS 2002: Rebuilding From Ash

    2002 spent the year in a 9/11 hangover. Through the confusion, notable and amazing works still arose

  • Music

    October 25, 2001

    Are They It?

    Believe the hype, because The Strokes are as good as advertised

  • Music

    February 1, 2001

    Battery Power Trio

    Recharged with a new rhythm section, an ever-ready Nine Volt returns

  • Music

    January 4, 2001

    Obsessions, Passions, Perversions 2000

    Music critics reveal their deepest, darkest record-buying secrets in New Times' annual poll

  • Music

    September 14, 2000

    No Lag in the Hag

    Merle Haggard makes a triumphant return. Wait -- he never went away.

  • Music

    August 10, 2000

    Brother 'Hood

    Philly kids Marah mine the sights and sounds of their hometown for a brilliant sophomore effort

  • Music

    March 16, 2000

    She's the One

    Local songstress gets ready to do business with the high and mighty

  • Music

    March 9, 2000

    Lick It Up

    Trashman dreams of Genie, but he never shows

  • Music

    February 24, 2000

    End of the Road

    For Jesus Chrysler Supercar and Windigo, breaking up is hard to do -- unless you're partying with the Me So Horny girls

  • Music

    February 3, 2000

    Hip-Hop's Clown Heavy

    Kool Keith and his multiple aliases take listeners on a real warped tour

  • News

    October 7, 1999
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    October 7, 1999

    Mr. Clyne's Wild Ride

    After more than two years of turmoil, Roger Clyne emerges scarred but undeterred with a new band and double album

  • Music

    June 3, 1999

    Taking Liberties

    Elvis Costello's recent collaboration with Burt Bacharach restores order to his maddening decade

  • Music

    May 13, 1999

    Mystery Men

    Face it, you don't really know what the Everly Brothers have been doing all these years, do you, Bird Dog?

  • Music

    April 29, 1999

    Life of O'Reilly

    The Valley's best drummer is moving to Boston, and a handful of bands are feeling the crunch

  • Music

    April 22, 1999

    Dusty Rides Again

    Being good wasn't always easy, but seven Dusty Springfield reissues prove that "the White Negress" never settled for less than great

  • Music

    December 31, 1998

    Repackaged Goods

    The boxed-set dilemma: When are four CDs too little and three CDs too much respect?

  • Music

    December 17, 1998

    Mule Train

    Sleepwalker's Jamal Ruhe vents his aggressive side with new band Yearofthemule

  • Music

    October 8, 1998

    Hot Water

    Does The Heat stand a chance before the state liquor board?

  • News

    August 13, 1998
  • Music

    June 25, 1998

    9 Volt Leads the Charge

    Tempe power trio proves that it really is a fine line between clever and stupid

  • News

    May 21, 1998

    End of a Record Run

    The sudden demise of Zia founder Brad Singer shakes the local music community he helped to build

  • Calendar

    April 16, 1998

    Night & Day

    April 16 - 22, 1998

  • Music

    April 2, 1998

    Austin Stories

    Confused agenda of SXSW can't obscure the many musical highlights

  • News

    January 29, 1998
  • Music

    December 4, 1997

    Loose Pucks

    It's the end of the world as we know it, and Puck is master of ceremonies

  • Music

    September 4, 1997
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    June 26, 1997

    Wanted Man

    Johnny Cash may be just a legend, but he has never sounded better

  • News

    June 12, 1997

    Hacker, Cracker, Watchman, Spy

    Some old-school Valley hackers grew up to be high-tech cat burglars. Some went to work for the man. Some just never grew up.

  • Music

    June 12, 1997

    Power Trio

    Peter Buck goes West with Eitzel, Middle Eastern with Tuatara, and everywhere else with Minus 5

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    June 5, 1997
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    May 8, 1997
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    May 16, 1996

    Blue Ska Ahead

    Thirty years after ska was born in Jamaica, its prospects in the U.S. have never looked better, thanks in part to Toasters founder Rob "Bucket" Hingley

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