Tommy Keene

  • Blogs

    September 9, 2011

    Army Navy, Locksley and The Postelles Vie for Best Power Pop Release of Summer 2011

    Big Hassle MediaThe timeless power pop of Los Angeles' Army Navy makes for a great summertime soundtrack.​Like your favorite comfort food, power pop music is familiar, tasty and satisfying... and, sometimes, it's the only thing you want. If you consider The Raspberries' 1972 self-titled debut ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 20, 2009

    Pop Fans Rejoice: There's a Brand-New Tommy Keene Record!

    It's one thing to have a musical career that's lasted more than a quarter-century. Impressive? Sure. Noteworthy? Not really -- plenty of popular artists have pulled it off by this point. It's quite another thing to have a musical career of comparative anonymity that lasts more than a quarter-centur ... More >>

  • Music

    August 15, 2002

    That '80s Sound

    With help from Wilco and the Gin Blossoms, Tommy Keene chases down the sound he was after 20 years ago

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    March 28, 2002

    Up and Rumbling

    After five years of fits and starts, Gin Blossoms songwriter/guitarist Jesse Valenzuela finally launches a solo career

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    November 23, 2000


    Boyhood passions and local music luminaries collide in Robin Wilson's new concept album-cum-animated series

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    February 24, 2000

    Just Desserts

    After a messy split, Sugar High returns, refining its sweet sound with Ice Cream Anti-Social

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    January 6, 2000

    Obsessions, Passions, Perversions

    New Times music critics reveal their deepest, darkest record-buying secrets

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    December 30, 1999

    Lookin' for a Hero

    Local punk preservationists pogo back into the spotlight after a four-year absence

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    July 8, 1999


    Various artists American Pie (Universal Records)

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    February 25, 1999

    Talent Show

    Paul Westerberg gives up on the charts, and rediscovers his muse

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    December 24, 1998

    Critical Mass

    A recap of the releases that made it worthwhile to own a CD player in 1998

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    April 2, 1998

    Austin Stories

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

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    February 19, 1998

    Pop Tent

    L.A.'s Poptopia Festival gathers the unabashed followers of the three-minute revolution

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    September 30, 1992