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250 word album review: The Hold Steady – The Stove & The Toaster

  The opening line “Let’s just say they owe me a favor…” is probably about as good as Springsteen’s “They blew up the chicken man in Philly last night…” The line leads to a typically twisted Craig Finn penned tale … Continue reading

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250 word album review: Okkervil River – In The Rainbow Rain

Okkervil River has deservingly built up a great and loyal following. They’ve done this with singer/cornerstone of the band Will Sheff leading the way exposing his heart and soul in his writing. The casual observer might think Sheff and company … Continue reading

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250 Word Album Review: Lucero – All A Man Should Do

Lucero doesn’t rock out too much on their new record. It’s predominantly slow and as piano player Rick Steff steps into the spotlight behind lead singer Ben Nichols, lead guitarist Brian Venable steps back from it. This makes the album … Continue reading

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250 Word Album Review: Lucero – Texas & Tennessee

Lucero follows up their 2012 release Women & Work with a small EP containing a couple b-side sounding songs and one stone cold classic. The Texas & Tennessee EP was released quietly earlier in 2013 without a ton of fanfare … Continue reading

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