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Music Review: Marty Stuart and His Fabulous Superlatives – ‘Way Out West’

Taken together the tracks on Stuart's 18th studio album form not quite a concept album but a contiguous tapestry of engagement with and love for the idealized West, from the Native American chants on the "Desert Prayer" prologue and the laid-back mariachi flavor and slide guitar licks of the tasty instrumental "El Fantasmo Del Toro" to the mellow-catchy Johnny Cash cloak of "Old Mexico" and the drugged-out haze of the title track.

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SXSW 2017 Preview: Movies, and Music, and Beers, Oh My!

SXSW began as a music festival in 1987 and is now the world’s largest. In addition, it has grown into a festival of festivals, including film, technology, ecology, medicine, and education. The festivals feature educational, networking and promotional activities as well as relevant trade shows. If that sounds kind of serious, don’t worry, there are parties, gaming, COSPLAY, and things that cannot be categorized.

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Music Review: The Residents – ‘The Ghost of Hope’

Like crushed train cars telescoping into one another, these seven tracks fuse song and soundtrack-style music, contemporary newspaper accounts and musique concrète, into a gumbo of "you are there" tone poems about real-life train crashes of the late 19th and early 20th centuries.

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