Richard Buckner

  • Blogs

    February 11, 2013

    Saint Maybe: Psychedelic Patti Smith and Bob Dylan Compatriots Hit the Highway

    When writing about Things As They Are, the debut LP by Tucson psychedelic outfit Saint Maybe, for my 10 Best Things I Heard in 2012 column, I noted the album's sprawling, wide-open desert quality: "[It] sounds like the space between Phoenix and the Old Pueblo. It feels like a late night drive, the r ... More >>

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    December 13, 2011

    Lonna Kelley and The Broken Hearted Lovers Return

    Flier by Trey Rhodes​Phoenix-based alt-country band Lonna Kelley and the Broken Hearted Lovers disbanded five years ago (on Valentine's Day, no less), but not before cementing an intriguing legacy: The band recorded a lone album, credited to Lonna Kelley & the Reluctant Messiahs, and, changing ... More >>

  • Music

    January 5, 2006

    Down-Home Delights

    Ten of the best from Nashville and elsewhere

  • Music

    November 4, 2004

    Richard Buckner

    Dents and Shells
    (Merge Records)

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    October 23, 2003

    Band of Blacky Ranchette

    Still Lookin' Good to Me (Thrill Jockey)

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    September 13, 2001

    Miracle Worker

    Former Dream Syndicate leader Steve Wynn puts the ghost of his old band to rest with the finest album of his career

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    August 30, 2001

    Hoax, Lies and Audiotape

    John Vanderslice is an excellent musician and songwriter. He's also a pretty good prankster.

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    April 12, 2001

    Show Business

    TV-3's NewShow is overhauled, and local music gets the boot

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    November 30, 2000

    The Schramms, Tom Heyman, Matt Piucci, and Guru Guru

    One Hundred Questions, Boarding House Rules (Innerstate), Hellenes (Inbetweens USA), 2000 Gurus (Funfundvierzig, dist. by Innerspace)

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    November 2, 2000

    Back in the Zone

    Retooled version of local music showcase returns to the FM dial

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    June 29, 2000


    Valley rig-rockers Flathead face an uncertain future

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    June 22, 2000

    On the Beach

    Dialectrics' main man readies an intimate solo effort

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    February 17, 2000

    The Adkins Diet

    Jimmy Eat World front man sounds a new vibe with Go Big Casino

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    January 13, 2000

    True Believer

    From punk to rock to country, Alejandro Escovedo has weathered the push and pull of family and music

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    December 2, 1999
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    September 30, 1999

    Desert Noir

    Calexico's Joey Burns and John Convertino take a dark and wondrous turn with The Black Light

  • Music

    August 26, 1999

    Devotion, But No Doubt

    Richard Buckner enlists the help of a talented local for an unforgettable performance

  • Music

    August 19, 1999

    Under His Spell Again

    A Buck Owens tribute turns into a celebration of the local music scene