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Uncle Tupelo

  • Blogs

    September 10, 2013

    A Brief Guide to The Format for Confirmed fun. Fans

    Statistically speaking, you or some iTunes user you know has, ton-i-i-i-i-ight, confirmed that he and someone else are both young and then set the world on fire at least once in the last year. Last year fun., America's least search-engine-optimizable band, had the biggest rock hit in three or four y ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 18, 2012

    Wilco's John Stirratt on The Whole Love, The Autumn Defense, and Lacking Irony

    Though the Wilco lineup has solidified since 2007's Sky Blue Sky, the years leading up to that album were marked by turnover. Of the original lineup, only songwriter Jeff Tweedy and bassist John Stirratt remain. In fact, Stirratt's ties to Tweedy stretch all the way back to Uncle Tupelo, the seminal ... More >>

  • Music

    December 30, 2010
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    October 26, 2010

    Cheetah Chrome Talks Dead Boys, Dissing Devo, and His New Band Batusis

    ​ Cheetah Chrome and Sylvain Sylvain are considered founding fathers of punk rock, as original members of Rocket From the Tombs and The Dead Boys, and New York Dolls, respectively, but the two are far from mellowing out with their age. Their new project, Batusis, roars and rips with just as much f ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 13, 2010

    Odds 'n' Sods: Tom Jones, Los Lobos, Chely Wright, 36Crazyfists, and more

    ​Lots of CDs piling up. Let's have a listen at a few, shall we?Norman -- Hay, Hay, Make a Wish and Turn Away: These boys play Neil Young-meets-Uncle Tupelo country-folk-rock through a cloudy, green filter befitting their Oregon provenance. Mostly, it works, especially when they veer away from the ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 2, 2010

    Jesse Malin Writes Music For Forthcoming Documentary On J.D. Salinger

    J.D. Salinger​J.D. Salinger, the famed Catcher in the Rye author, passed away just over a month ago. Lucky timing: A documentary about him by writer/director Shane Salerno has already been in the works for five years. Rumors were circulating, but it's finally confirmed that Jesse Malin has been as ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 28, 2009

    Jeff Tweedy of Wilco at the Orpheum Theatre

    ​I will not hope Wilco breaks up.I will not hope Wilco breaks up.I will not hope Wilco breaks up.I will not hope Wilco breaks up.I will not hope Wilco breaks up.Perhaps it's pathetic that any music critic would have to re-affirm his interest in seeing his favorite band stay together through Bart S ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 14, 2009

    Q&A: Dare I Ask Son Volt's Jay Farrar About The New Wilco Record?

    Jay Farrar spends a lot of time talking about the old days. Not just because his band, Son Volt, draws heavily from traditional American roots music. Also not just because his old band, Uncle Tupelo, pretty much invented the "alt-country" genre - though Farrar been known to bristle at the term.No, ... More >>

  • Music

    July 9, 2009
  • Blogs

    May 4, 2009

    Just Announced: Son Volt at Mesa Arts Center

    Son Volt: Jeff Tweedy is not in this band. Sadly, Phoenix is not getting Wilco this summer, as the band decided to take their extraordinary show to Tucson, but we're getting a pretty good consolation prize in Son Volt/Cowboy Junkies at the Mesa Arts Center on July 14. Tickets go on sale May 5 and w ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 13, 2009

    No Depression is Back! ...Sorta

    When No Depression, The New York Times of roots music, stopped publishing last May, then stopped updating the site frequently shortly thereafter it left a huge hole in the alt-country scene. Now it's back. Sorta. The magazine, named for a Carter Family/Uncle Tupelo song, launched in 1995 is now a ... More >>

  • Music

    August 28, 2008

    The Baseball Project

    Volume 1: Frozen Ropes and Dying Quails
    (Yep Roc)

  • Music

    May 24, 2007

    Wilco

    Sky Blue Sky
    (Nonesuch)

  • Music

    March 8, 2007

    Son Volt

    The Search
    (Red Int/Red Ink)

  • Music

    February 9, 2006

    Drag the River

    Putting the barf back in barfly

  • Music

    October 14, 2004

    The Silos

    Cool country--before country was cool

  • Calendar

    August 5, 2004
  • Music

    May 1, 2003

    No Depression Revisited

    The reissue of Uncle Tupelo's albums offers the world a chance to ponder how 'alt-country' got started

  • Music

    March 20, 2003

    Original Soundtrack

    The Slaughter Rule (Bloodshot Records)

  • Music

    August 15, 2002

    Laura Minor

    Salesman's Girl (HighTone)

  • Music

    May 2, 2002

    The Next Rig Thing

    Covering the tracks of Truckers on Speed's raucous new CD

  • Music

    February 28, 2002

    Bottle Rockets

    Songs of Sahm (Bloodshot Records)

  • Music

    January 31, 2002

    Working Drone

    Jay Farrar secures his place as an alt-country icon and returns to form with a new solo album

  • Music

    April 12, 2001

    Show Business

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

  • Music

    February 22, 2001

    Eclectic Avenue

    From Snoop Dogg to Doug Sahm, Austin's Gourds revel in making magic out of every sound imaginable

  • Music

    February 15, 2001

    12LB. Test

    Harm's Way (Miles of Music Recordings)

  • Music

    December 14, 2000

    Road Weary

    The Grievous Angels bid goodbye with a bleak chronicle of a traveling band

  • Music

    October 26, 2000

    Fowl Play

    Tempe combo's music is a little tough to describe, but it tastes like Chicken

  • Music

    July 13, 2000

    Prophet Ear

    Ex-Green on Red mainstay Chuck Prophet continues his solo metamorphosis with The Hurting Business

  • Music

    April 6, 2000

    Truckers on Speed

    No Sense in Runnin'
    (self-released)

  • Music

    April 6, 2000

    Plain Folk

    Roger McGuinn, still a Byrd man, doesn't wanna be a rock 'n' roll star

  • Music

    December 30, 1999

    Critical Mass

    Even with impending Willennium looming, 1999 proved to be a banner year for music

  • Music

    November 4, 1999

    Suck 'n' Cover

    New Times' critical vultures swoop down to pick at the latest carrion and dross

  • Music

    September 2, 1999

    Desert Sons

    Shoeless Joe makes twangy art out of broken dreams

  • Music

    August 12, 1999

    Brand New Year

    The Bottle Rockets' Brian Henneman gives up on the music biz, and settles for just making music

  • Music

    March 11, 1999

    Tupelo Honey

    Wilco's Jeff Tweedy sinks his Summer Teeth into the sugary pop he was always meant to play

  • Music

    December 24, 1998

    Critical Mass

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

  • Music

    September 17, 1998

    Honky-Tonk Angels

    The Valley's longest-twanging C&W/rock outfit charms a third time with a no-nonsense new CD

  • Music

    July 17, 1997

    Still Waters

    Son Volt's Jay Farrar doesn't waste his words

  • Calendar

    July 17, 1997
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    May 8, 1997
  • Music

    May 1, 1997
  • Music

    January 9, 1997
  • Calendar

    March 14, 1996
  • Music

    March 14, 1996

    American Son

    Uncle Tupelo passed away, butheartland rocker JayFarrar has plugged backin with Son Volt

  • Calendar

    November 30, 1995
  • Music

    November 3, 1993
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