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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.


Brad Colerick

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Brad Colerick’s Lines in the Dirt is filled with smooth country songs about love and a deranged ex-wife, corn and the Jesus you don’t expect, and, as the title indicates, various sorts of lines we create. Colerick has a nic...



Glen Reynolds

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If you go to MySpace.com/Chomsky, you’ll find info on MIT’s resident geopolitical provocateur Noam Chomsky instead of Chomsky, the Denton garage-rock outfit that, between 1998 and 2002, sat atop the heap of North Texas indi...


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.


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...



Fair to Midland

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During the first notes of “Dance of the Manatee,” the opening track on Fair to Midland’s new disc, Fables from a Mayfly: What I Tell You Three Times is True, the Texas band states its clear intent: to be extremely, umm, i...


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.