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Andy Friedman

Weary Things(City Salvage Records) By Tom Geddie Singer-songwriter Andy Friedman complains on the first track off his new album, Weary Things, that he misses being broken,...

Dennis Gonzalez & Azar Lawrence

By Ken Shimamoto Dennis GonzalezRenegade Spirits(Furthermore Recordings)Azar LawrencePrayer for My Ancestors(Furthermore Recordings)Who on earth would dare to launch a jazz record label in 2008? We've...

Will T. Massey & Paul Lippert

By Tom Geddie Will T. MasseyWayward Lady(Truett Publishing)Paul LippertDemocracy For Lovers(Raspberry Records)The apparent intent of both Wayward Lady and Democracy for Lovers is clear from...

Guns ‘N Roses

The era of the idealistic and insane rock star is dead, so music lovers who still cling to sincere, non-ironic rock grandiosity, should be...

Guns ’N Roses

Chinese Democracy(Geffen Records) By Justin Press The era of the idealistic and insane rock star is dead, so music lovers who still cling to sincere,...

Slightly Stoopid

About 13 years ago, there was this little band from Ocean Beach, Calif., that Bradley Nowell sort of handpicked to follow the trail blazed...

Slightly Stoopid

About 13 years ago, there was this little band from Ocean Beach, Calif., that Bradley Nowell sort of handpicked to follow the trail blazed...

J.W. Jones

Canadian J.W. Jones' fifth CD, Bluelisted, flavors electric blues-rock with bits of old-style R&B and even, from time to time, swaggering rockabilly. When he sticks...

Wood Brothers

Loaded, the second collaboration between brothers Oliver and Chris Wood, follows 2006's critically acclaimed Ways Not To Lose. The brothers' folk-blues-country sound is a little...

Cowboy Junkies

Acknowledging that The Trinity Session was their defining album and that 20 years have passed since it was released, the Cowboy Junkies re-recorded the...