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Tonight's Recommended Show: Willie Nelson's Fourth of July Picnic

There are many reasons not to recommend this show: tickets are expensive, it's far away (and gas is expensive) and a road trip on a Wednesday is difficult to swing if you work on Thursday morning. Then I saw a commercial on the Fox Noise Channel (or is it Fixed News Channel?) for Sean Hannity's […]

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Live at KEXP: Volume 2

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There are two things a great compilation album can accomplish: it can either round up the best songs from important bands, either established or emerging (or both), or it can be a statement in itself. That statement could represent a different place (maybe where the music comes from, or maybe the utopia it wants to […]

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The Dirty South

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A red-state band with blue-state tendencies, the Drive-By Truckers devote most of their latest album to tales of the disadvantaged. The band come stomping out of the gates with "Where the Devil Don't Stay," a son's recollection of his father, a moonshiner servicing wealthy patrons from his stump in the woods. This track encompasses the […]

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The Veep South

Drive-By Truckers straddle Two Americas. With John Kerry’s recent choice of North Carolina senator John Edwards as his running mate, Edwards’ future as a rising star in the Democratic party is secured. Deservedly so, and not just because he lobbied so hard for the gig, though that lobbying effort must be taken into account in […]

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