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Glennda Hill

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Glennda Hill’s debut album Angel Eyes is a faithful-to-the-originals collection of jazz classics and some that could be classics, evoking Peggy Lee, Duke Ellington, Charles Mingus, Billie Holiday, and Rodgers & Hart.


The Aardvark: The Fresh-Maker

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A new look for the Aardvark is on the way. The longtime rock-scene staple is undergoing a facelift that owner Danny Weaver expects to be complete by the end of summer.



Gretchen Peters

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Burnt Toast & Offerings is a thematically pure collection of a dozen songs about yearning and waiting from Gretchen Peters, an accomplished songwriter who’s never gotten the recognition as a performer in her native Unite...


Within Chaos

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Formerly Necrogazm, Fort Worth’s Within Chaos has transcended not only that juvenile moniker but local metal itself.



Maynard Ferguson

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Maynard Ferguson’s career spanned nearly six decades, from the late 1940s until his death last year, during which he had star turns as a virtuoso trumpet player, bandleader, arranger, producer, instrument designer, and music ...


Paul McCartney

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Paul McCartney Memory Almost Full (Mercury) On a first, casual listen, Paul McCartney’s new Memory Almost Full seems rather ordinary.



Paula Cole

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If you were a member of a gay gym circa 1998, it’s unclear which one of two hits — seemingly played on a continuous loop — made you want to beat yourself over the head with the dumbbells more: Cher’s “Believe” or ne...


Moonlight Drive — and Ambition

Taking it seriously but easy, gypsy chanteuse Sierra wrestles with herself and her guitar.
CAROLINE COLLIER
The 22-year-old singer-songwriter who prefers to be known only as Sierra (or, better yet, Sierra Lives on the Moon) feels very old.



A Music-Lover’s Manifesto

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I’m worried. There’s this book out now by famed socio-economist Francis Fukuyama that confirms everything I’ve feared about hipster retro-culture.


The Black Keys

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The bloozy garage-rock duo known as The Black Keys — singer-guitarist Dan Auerbach and drummer Patrick Carney — are town-proud: specifically, of their hometown of Akron, Ohio, where they’ve known each other since grade sc...