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Bigelf

Bigelf's metallic circus-influenced music is a quilt of T.Rex, Black Sabbath, Deep Purple, The Beatles, and Pink Floyd. It's essentially a six-pack of kick...

The Killers

In no universe do mohawks and waistcoats go together. But The Killers continue to churn out throbbing, synth-laden floor-filler that's equal parts Roxy Music...

Gunslingers

When this debut disc by a trio from the unlikely birthplace of San Pedro, France, arrived in a blaze of hype from muso-rockcrit-historian Julian...

Bob Margolin

As with most blues, feel and sound matter more than lyrics. The words don’t always matter because the emotion in every real blues song...

Jazz Week

Russian-born Dallasite Manya Repnikova writes songs that manage to capture the electricity of moments like those just before a Texas-sized thunderstorm unleashes its payload. The...

Matt Wilson Quartet

Coming up for air in the middle of a period of obsessive listening to the 1964 Charles Mingus band with Eric Dolphy, I slipped...

Bob Dylan

Bob Dylan’s buzzing drone of a voice is a little deeper today but remains oddly effective. His songs are still what count. Many people...

Various artists

Kinky Friedman’s songs are known more for their titles than what the music sounds like. “They Ain’t Makin’ Jews Like Jesus Anymore” and “Get...

Watermelon Slim & the Workers

Watermelon Slim is an ex-reporter, ex-sanitation truck driver, ex-lots-of-jobs bluesman and Vietnam vet who quit the “real world” after a heart attack in 2002...