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Lost and found

Silicon gems from the analog ’80s
There’s scant digital evidence that one Tona Omaha exists or ever existed: he has one on-line mastering credit on a 1996 disc of guitar instrumentals.
By: FRANKLIN BRUNO  |  April 01, 2008

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Coverings

Jeffrey Lewis’s Crass, and Dirty Projectors’ Black Flag
If the title teen of Juno can dismiss Sonic Youth as “just noise,” what would a representative of a generation for whom quiet is the new loud make of the even harsher sonic barrages of first-wave punk?
By: FRANKLIN BRUNO  |  March 10, 2008

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Peace meal

His Name Is Alive are alive and well
Open-eared rockers often pay lip service to outré jazz figures, but this HNIA exploration is deeper and more selfless than the usual soundboy dabbling.
By: FRANKLIN BRUNO  |  January 14, 2008

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Freestyle fellowships

The indie rap of Busdriver and Von Südenfed
Although crunk partisans probably won’t care for the comparison, LA rapper Busdriver might be thought of as the indie hip-hop analogue to Lil’ Wayne.
By: FRANKLIN BRUNO  |  November 06, 2007

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The Writ stuff

Cass McCombs finds his indie-folk footing
Cass McCombs upends standard persona-building moves.
By: FRANKLIN BRUNO  |  November 01, 2007
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