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Twin reverb

Centro-matic and South San Gabriel
For the better part of his prolific songwriting career, Texas singer/guitarist Will Johnson, when not releasing albums under his own name, has donned distinctive hats for his two bands.
By: MICHAEL ALAN GOLDBERG  |  June 09, 2008


Drear as folk

The bleak interiors of Damien Jurado and Jeremy Enigk
It’s that feeling of overwhelming sorrow tempered by the faintest sliver of hope that’s evoked by the music of two veteran Pacific Northwest songwriters and long-time friends who share a bill at Great Scott this Saturday night.
By: MICHAEL ALAN GOLDBERG  |  May 28, 2008


Soul purpose

The BellRays get us all kinds of worked up
The BellRays — whose married core is singer Lisa Kekaula and guitarist/bassist Bob Vennum — have been making music since 1990.
By: MICHAEL ALAN GOLDBERG  |  May 19, 2008


Eastern promises

Balkan trends with DeVotchKa and Firewater
Balkan trends with DeVotchKa and Firewater
By: MICHAEL ALAN GOLDBERG  |  May 12, 2008


Band of Horses

Cease to Begin | Sub Pop
Much has changed for Band of Horses and their mercurial frontguy, singer/guitarist Ben Bridwell, since they quietly released their debut album.
By: MICHAEL ALAN GOLDBERG  |  October 30, 2007


Minus the Bear

Planet of Ice | Suicide Squeeze
Minus the Bear are at their best when they let down their guard and allow a little heat to penetrate their Planet of Ice.
By: MICHAEL ALAN GOLDBERG  |  September 18, 2007

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