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Steve Steward

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Do you like Top 5 lists? Here is one about live music from 7/19-7/22!

1) The debate about the merits of early shows versus late (aka regular time) ones will probably never be resolved, but MASS (1002 S...

Beyond the Mountain

Mountain of Smoke are thunderous, which is impressive given that they are, at an elemental level, a bass-and-drum duo. For the past four years,...

Clint Niosi: A Terribly Efficient Instrument

Clint Niosi speaks in a measured, almost cogitative cadence –– the impression is of a person who prefers to give the best answer in...

Top 5 Shows for Independence Day Weekend

1) There’s gotta be an alternate reality where outlaw country singer and author Kinky Friedman really is the governor of Texas, but in this...

Free Play Time Machine

Back when I had dreams of things like mansion ownership and limitless income, I used to talk about how I’d convert the basement of...

What Are The Kids Into These Days?

Between a March Hearsay column that asked if any local bands under the age of 30 can draw 300 people, and a spirited, scenester-y...

Good Sound, Needs Work

If you’ve ever wondered how your favorite music gets from an artist’s brain into your headphones, Kevin Aldridge and Oil Boom’s Ryan Taylor have...

Traps and Release

Time flies, as they say, and in the year since his band put out Stray Dogs, Siberian Traps frontman Seth Reeves wrote a bunch...

Just Him

One thing Jason Eady has learned as a songwriter: If making music matters to you, you have to tell the truth, even if the...

Mountain Kid Grows Up

Bands are funny things. Some people devote their lives to them, while others treat them as something to do before they settle down. Mountain...