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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...

#MAF17

Pinkish Black, The Unlikely Candidates, Holy Moly, War Party, Son of Stan, Huffer, Whiskey Folk, Reagan James, Katsuk, Un Chien, Vodeo, Bulls, Tame …...

Everyone’s a Comedian

Comedy superstar Louis C.K. recently explained the origin of his stand-up career to Jerry Seinfeld on HBO’s Talking Funny, an hourlong panel discussion on...

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...

Get Outta Town

The music scene here is diverse and hardworking and auspiciously unified, across genres and neighborhoods. Sit at a table somewhere like Avoca, the Boiled...

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...

Cody Jinks, Paul Cauthen, and that Chris Cornell Tribute

You know this already, but in the early hours of May 17, Soundgarden frontman Chris Cornell took his own life, making lots of people...

Arrow Pointed Up

For a guy who rejects organized religion but still believes in a higher power, Richard Hennessy credits a Bible verse his father often quoted...

The Unknowable Psyche of Same Brain

The one time I saw Same Brain was when they opened for Son of Stan and Steve Gnash at the latter’s tape release party...