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Jessica Lure Ensemble

Seattle's all-woman Tiptons Sax Quartet was originally called the Billy Tipton Memorial Saxophone Quartet in honor of the big-band musician who lived as a...

Unknown Instructors

Sorry, kids. This isn't the resurgence of unsung and never-properly-recorded Dallas outfit Funland. Rather, it's the third installment of a poetry-rock project with punk...

Vijay Iyer & Fieldwork

The hype surrounding jazz pianist Vijay Iyer is frighteningly reminiscent of the ocean of ink that greeted the arrival of trumpeter Wynton Marsalis and...

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Talking records with an Aussie chum recently, I professed to be impressed that the Beatles' first album was recorded in just 10 hours. "That's...

Iris Leu

Dallas-based singer-songwriter Iris Leu waited until after college to start her musical career, but she's making up for lost time. Hitting the boards in...

BeauSoleil Alligator Purse (YepRoc Records)

Cajun music is spirited, social, soulful stuff filled with fiddles, accordions, washboards, guitars, bass, drums, and other percussion. People party to the music. And...

LSD March

Formed in 1996 in Himeji, Japan, and named after a song by '70s German psych-rockers Guru Guru, LSD March is the latest in a...

BeauSoleil Alligator Purse (YepRoc Records)

By Tom Geddie BeauSoleil Alligator Purse (YepRoc Records) Pine Leaf Boys Homage Au Passe (Lionsgate Music) Cajun music is spirited, social, soulful stuff filled with fiddles, accordions, washboards, guitars, bass, drums,...

LSD March

Under Milk Wood (Important Records) By Ken Shimamoto Formed in 1996 in Himeji, Japan, and named after a song by '70s German psych-rockers Guru Guru, LSD...

Fontaine Brown

Listening to Fontaine Brown's Tales from the Fence Line is almost like plugging in an old AM radio and picking up some ghost station...