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Big bad Sasquatch 2009 preview

Sasquatch 2009 is a mere two days away. Go see bands all three days, cheer your head off, drink some beer and/or smoke a joint. Get dirty campin' toes and sweat through your forehead bandanna (or brave kilt-lifting style winds like in 2007). Come back harried and skip out on work Tuesday. Recount every last […]

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Best of 2008: Top 10 Albums from Pete Greenberg of Chop Suey

As mentioned here Friday, I had asked a few music-related friends to submit their best of 2008 top 10 lists. The next to send their list to me is Pete Greenberg, the very smart and friendly booker at Chop Suey. Pete's top 10 albums of 2008 "that made my head spin (in a good way)" are: 1. Frightened […]

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I'm Not There Soundtrack

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It's been quite a couple of weeks for I'm Not There. First, Cate Blanchett earned a nomination for best supporting actress for her rendition of a young Dylan. And then later that day we learned of the untimely death of one the film’s amazingly talented stars, Heath Ledger.  I’d love to write about the whole […]

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Garden Ruin

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Calexico is a tough act to define. On one hand, these seem to be in the hard Alt-country clan such as the Old 97's or Wilco. On the other hand, they throw enough Latin rhythms into their songs that you could get away with calling them the indie rock equivalent of the Gypsy Kings. You […]

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