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Music Review: Gurf Morlix – ‘Eatin’ At Me’

Gurf Morlix, photo by Lynne Hawrelko

Morlix's new album of all original songs is a beautifully produced work of dusty Americana. Read More »

I Shall Be Released: New Releases (and Tours) from Mark Ronson, Death Cab for Cutie, 2Cellos, Jellyfish, Hall and Oates, Red Garland and More

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Plus Widespread Panic, Slipknot, Noel Gallagher, Art Pepper, Hugh Masekela, Anonymous 4, and Katrina of Katrina and the Waves. Read More »

Music Review: CommonUnion59 – ‘Heartbeat Serenade’

'Heartbeat Serenade' by CommonUnion59

CommonUnion59 prove that sometimes all you need are singers, a guitar, drums, and a piano. Read More »

Music Review: Various Artists – ‘Look Again to the Wind: Johnny Cash’s ‘Bitter Tears’ Revisited’

Look Again to the Wind

'Look Again to the Wind' is one of the finest true country albums of 2014. Plus, it shines the light on an excellent early Sixties recording from The Man in Black. Read More »

Concert Review: Old 97’s at Sam’s Burger Joint, San Antonio, TX, December 10, 2014

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The Dallas-based alt-country band makes a welcome stop in San Antonio to celebrate the 20th anniversary of its debut album, 'Hitchhike to Rhome.' Read More »

Music Review: Red Molly – ‘The Red Album’

Credit: Annabel Braithwaite

Red Molly is an acoustic band that lives on the border of country and western and folk music. Read More »

Concert Review: Route 91 Harvest Country Music Festival in Las Vegas, Oct. 3-5, 2014 (Starring Blake Shelton, Miranda Lambert, and Jason Aldean)

Route 91 Harvest Country Music Festival

This festival didn't feel like a first year event. Everything ran smoothly, they never ran out of ice, beer or food, and I can still hear Miranda Lambert. See highlights in the embedded video. Read More »

Music Review: Gene Clark [The Byrds] – ‘Two Sides to Every Story’ [2014 Deluxe Edition]

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Is Gene Clark's neglected 1977 release country-rock or just country? Read More »

Music Review: Indie Roundup – Claire Lynch Band’s Holiday Album, Ben Hunter and Joe Seamons, The Suitcase Junket

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I never thought of it before, but The Claire Lynch Band did: Could any instrument be a better choice to power "Jingle Bells" than the banjo? Read More »

I Shall Be Released: New Recordings and Tours from Nicki Minaj, Neil Young, Lee Ann Womack, Willie Nelson and More

Jack Bruce

Plus Everclear, Cracker, Jason Marsalis, Soundgarden, Cream (R.I.P. Jack Bruce) and R.E.M. Read More »