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Year in Review

I asked our esteemed group of music writers to comment on events and developments — significant, happy, sad, or just plain entertaining — this...

Bleeding Hearts, Possibly Noses

Local rockers are generally good about helping one another out. When in serious need, I mean. Not when one of them needs a Tuaca...

Eisley

Eisley’s second, as-of-yet-unnamed album, the follow-up to their 2005 major label debut, Room Noises, should be out this spring. The family band of three...

Kate Campbell with Spooner Oldham

On For the Living of These Days, Kate Campbell sings slow, contemplative songs of hope in troubled times and of a sort of populist...

Kelly

If you want to listen to middle-of-the-road music with nice production values that seldom really takes you anywhere, it’s OK to stop by the...

Still Going Apey

Everyone knows Baboon. The local rockers have been around for nearly 16 years, and they’ve toured with The Toadies, experienced some national success, and,...

Smile Smile

Intentionally simple, the Dallas duo Smile Smile spotlights each discrete element of a song, enabling the plainspoken emotion of harmony to speak for itself....

Sufjan Stevens

Indie songsmith Sufjan Stevens may be known more for ambition than follow-through. The 31-year-old plays about 20 different instruments, holds a masters degree in...

The Burning Hotels

The Burning Hotels often get compared to The Killers. But the local quartet does the disco-rock darlings somewhat differently, chiefly by stressing melancholy over...

Michelle Mayfield

The title of Michelle Mayfield’s most recent c.d. comes from a Ralph Waldo Emerson line: “What lies behind us and what lies before us...