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250 word album review: Bottle Rockets – Bit Logic

  The Bottle Rockets proved they weren’t done making great music with 2015’s “South Broadway Athletic Club” and have returned in late 2018 with a record that is actually a little bit better. The americana pioneers can come off like … Continue reading

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250 word album review: Grindstone Creek – Low Down, Dirty and Mean

Grindstone Creek isn’t your father’s country, but they are also a hell of a lot closer to your father’s country than current country. The twang is unmistakably there but there’s also guitar licks that would be more at home in … Continue reading

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Album at a glance: Waxahatchee – Great Thunder

Waxahatchee follows the breathrough album “Out In The Storm” with this nearly solo piano laden record of older songs from her former band. Waxahatchee is essentially Katie Crutchfield and on this 6 song EP she shows it. These songs are … Continue reading

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250 word album review: Tyler Childers – Live on Red Barn Radio I & II

Album reviews are usually just vaulted comparisons and the really good ones avoid that trap. There are good reasons for saying “sounds like…” in a review and no tricks will be pulled here because the best way to represent what … Continue reading

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250 word album review: The 1984 Draft – Makes Good Choices

If you’re going to dabble in the indie rock scene, modeling yourself after The Hold Steady is a pretty solid game plan. The cleverly named The 1984 Draft seems to have done just that, from the jagged guitar licks in … Continue reading

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250 word album review: The Yellow Bellied Sapsuckers – Don’t Think About Tomorrow Night

With some simple instrumentation and themes as old as lyrical music itself The Yellow-Bellied Sapsuckers put together a smooth throwback album. A lot of fiddle and acoustic guitar lead the way here but what set the Sapsuckers apart is their … Continue reading

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250 word album review: Whiskey For The Lady – Passing Times

“Passing Times” is Whiskey For The Lady’s second album and it is distinctly different than their debut. The bluegrass band is four long years removed from their debut album “Too Many F Holes” and sometimes life comes at you hard … Continue reading

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