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Portugal. The Man

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“Sell me / I’m a skeptical boy.” So opens Church Mouth, the second album by Alaska’s Portugal. The Man.


Red Dirt, Red bud, Red eyes

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Cross Canadian Ragweed embodies the “weed, whites, and wine” lifestyle of the Red Dirt-Texas Music practitioners, but apparently Cody Canada and his gang aren’t as stoned as they look.



Dee Dee Bridgewater

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Dee Dee Bridgewater’s Red Earth: A Malian Journey is a masterful mix of American jazz, traditional African songs and sounds, and improvisation that documents her journey “home.” The album gets toes tapping while simultane...


And Another Thing …

Prolific singer-songwriter James Michael Taylor has something to say. Dammit.
ANTHONY MARIANI
Little Rooster wasn’t a hero. He was a small-town constable who always wanted to play cop.



Spoon

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Britt Daniel has a broken heart. His band Spoon’s lengthy catalog of masterfully crafted pop-rock songs are proof that the man at the helm has been burned a time or two.


The Fellow Americans

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From the opening riff on Search for Numb, it’s obvious that The Fellow Americans aren’t interested in fancy production tricks or endless sonic nuances. The Fort Worth band simply rocks.



Ollie-vah!

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From the WTF? Department. Though hardly recognized as a source of insightful music criticism, Esquire magazine is still one of the best-written publications ever.


The Redwalls

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The Beatles left an immeasurable mark on popular music — there’s no denying their legacy.



Musical Healing

Get Well isn’t just a solid indie-rock-jazz-funk-soul band — it’s doctor’s orders.
CAROLINE COLLIER
Get Well is an unusually health-conscious — and healthy-sized —band.


New Moon

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If you walk into The Moon on West Berry Street by TCU this Friday, you’ll notice a couple of drastic changes: