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Malcolm Holcombe

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Malcolm Holcombe sounds like a hillbilly sort of Tom Waits as he delivers keeping-a-used-car-on-the road sort of greasy Appalachian-based folk-blues on his excellent new Gamblin’ House.


Otep

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The metal womanifesto has been set in stone now for some 20 years, ever since Doro Pesch headed Warlock towards the halls of the mountain king and Lita Ford kissed herself deadly.



Brian Wright and the Waco Tragedies

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Brian Wright and the Waco Tragedies’ Bluebird is a lyrically interesting rock CD that leans toward aggressive, energy-filled folk.


Flat People

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After fronting bands in Austin, then going solo in Los Angeles, singer-songwriter and native Dallasite Bob Guittard made his journey back to Big D in 2002 to launch Flat People.



Various artists

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As any good soundtrack should, Honeydripper helps bring the movie to life by creating, along with the scenery and the actors, the atmosphere that lets the DELETE breathe.


Wynton Marsalis

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Good jazz is based on emotion. At its best, it colors outside the lines.



The Crash That Took Me

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Why is everybody so nostalgic all the time?


Lou Vargo

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These days, a CD titled American Disaster might sound like a political statement.



The Red Herrings

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As fans of both The White Stripes and progressive classic rock, The Red Herrings – guitarist-singer Joe Hill and drummer-backup vocalist Matt Lombard, plus some contributors – are smart songwriters, paying close att...


Trout Fishing in America

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On Who Knows What We Might Do, the popular, three-time Grammy-nominated “kids’ duo” Trout Fishing in America produces itself for the first time and turns out an album aimed straight at adults. It’s not a...