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Mr. T Experience – Yesterday Rules

“Yesterday Rules,” the brand new album by Mr. T Experience, is the CD to beat for Rock Record of the Year. MTX has long been evolving from the godfathers of Berkeley Punk Pop — Green Day famously got the platinum record sales while MTX kept working just under the radar — and with this new disc it’s time for the ... Read More »

Ballad of Johnny Taliban: Steve Earle Picks Another Dumb Fight

He was the barely known opener at a six-act country concert in the sticks south of San Diego. I can't remember exactly how he insulted that afternoon crowd of cowboy hats -- maybe it was just his long greasy hair and lack of Nashville sparkle -- but it was interesting enough to lure me behind the outdoor stage to his ugly tour bus. Read More »