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Roman Evening — Together Now

This album is like a sad smile from a distant acquaintance: You know enough to know the guy is hurting, but you don't know enough to know just why that is. Read More »

Jenny Bruce — Soul On Fire

I've got a big fat crush on Jenny Bruce, and it's not just because she's posing on the Soul on Fire album cover in nothing but Christmas lights (although, to be fair, that doesn't hurt). Read More »

MusicUnited.org — A Bad Idea

Considering that the music industry essentially dictates the shape of the youth culture, how can it be so thickheadedly clueless about talking to teens about file sharing? Read More »

Gramophone

Gramophone is the band you want to have playing the very first time you have sex with the person who you already know is going to break your heart. Read More »

The New Rolling Stone

The Good, the Bad and the Ugly about the venerable music magazine's latest makeover (hint: it's mostly good). Read More »

IndieMix — An Indie Music Program

Want to hear good independent music but don't know where to start? Start here -- a short but excellent streaming audio program of some of the best indie music and musicians. All you need to enjoy this is a RealAudio Player and a set of speakers. Read More »

The Santiago Steps: A-Flutter

"A-flutter, as an album, is kind of a messy composition... but here's a thought from the wistful and surprisingly beautiful album closer "Wake": "There are prices you can learn to love to pay." Read More »

Dorman: When I Come to You

Here’s the way I think it works most of the time. One day, you figure out what it is that you really want to do, whether it’s woodworking, funneling ill-gotten gains into offshore accounts, or making music. And that night, while you sleep, God comes down, sits on your head and talks to you in a dream you’re not going ... Read More »