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250 word album review: Rhett Miller – The Messenger

Rhett Miller wanders from his band the Old 97’s occasionally to record some solo records, “The Messenger” is his fifth to be exact. Many frontmen have solo careers that are essentially stripped down and quieter versions of their band, for … Continue reading

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250 word album review: Marie/Lepanto – Tenkiller

Marie/Lepanto was really a logical thing to happen. Songwriter extraordinaires Justin Peter Kinkel-Schuster (Water Liars) and Will Johnson (Centro matic) joined forces and in retrospect it almost made too much sense not to do. They have similar songwriting styles, similar … Continue reading

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250 word album review: Will Johnson – Hatteras Night, A Good Luck Charm

Will Johnson dissolved his group Centro-matic and his main focus is now on solo records. He made solo albums before the band came to its amicable end but now they are his primary vehicle for putting out music. It is … Continue reading

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250 word album review: Todd Snider – Eastside Bulldog

Todd Snider is one of the most entertaining acts around. He puts on brilliant concerts and puts out great records. Lately he has experimented a little and it has had mixed results though. His two records with his supergroup Hard … Continue reading

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250 Word Album Review: Craig Finn – Faith & The Future

I didn’t want this album to happen. Finn’s first solo record after a career’s worth of work with The Hold Steady was simply mesmerizing. The perfect mix of humor, positivity, negativity and acceptance made “Clear Heart Full Eyes” better than … Continue reading

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250 Word Album Review: Patterson Hood – Heat Lightning Rumbles in the Distance

Yes Patterson Hood is the main lead singer of alt-country legends The Drive By-Truckers, he also releases solo albums when notĀ recordingĀ a ton of albums or doing a ton of shows with his band. Heat Lightning Rumbles In The Distance is … Continue reading

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