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DRY COUNTY CROOKS, Saturday May 17


[ROCKABILLY PUNK] “You gotta keep busy,” explains Paul Becker, guitarist for the Dry County Crooks. “You can’t play Portland every week, that’s for fucking sure—so you hit all these towns, half of them I’ve never even heard of before we play.” “McMinnville, of c...   More
 
Wednesday, May 14, 2008 by JAY HORTON

DRY COUNTRY CROOKS, Saturday May 17

They’ve been everywhere, man.


Music Stories
[ROCKABILLY PUNK] “You gotta keep busy,” explains Paul Becker, guitarist for the Dry County Crooks. “You can’t play Portland every week, that’s for fucking sure—so ...   More
 
Wednesday, May 14, 2008 JAY HORTON

The Dry County Crooks, "Second Chance At Love," When Hearts Break (MastanMusic)


After seven years touring the forgotten towns of the northwest, the Dry County Crooks found a proper label and enlisted the production talents of living legend Jeremy (Dharma Bums) Wilson for third album When Hearts Break. Not exactly a new direction, but their indiefied country-rock's...   More
 
Friday, May 9, 2008 by JAY HORTON

5. Tu Fawning

30 points


Special Section Stories
WHO: Joe Haege, Corrina Repp, Liza Rietz and Toussaint Perrault.WHAT: Indie-goth tribal cabaret.SOUNDS LIKE: The Raveonettes trading pills amid a West Texas drum circle.YEAR FORMED: 2007MOST LIKELY TO ...   More
 
Wednesday, May 7, 2008 JAY HORTON

Mishka Shubaly, "The Only One Drinking Tonight," How To Make A Bad Situation Worse (Terra Soul/Stumptown)


Our newest alt-country label, Stumptown Records, continues to expand their roster—recently bringing damaged Brooklyn troubadour Mishka Shubaly into the fold. His debut full-length, produced by Jay Braun (Jon Spencer Blues Explosion, Fiery Furnaces), arrives stocked with fitfully self-depr...   More
 
Friday, May 2, 2008 by JAY HORTON

Family Tree

Lewi Longmire, “The Session Player’s Session Player,” branches out.


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Lewi Longmire’s preferred list of his own recordings runs 42 albums—the complete discography (from acoustic to rock to Valvoline ad spots) would choke a Nano. Regarding live shows, it&rsqu ...   More
 
Wednesday, April 23, 2008 JAY HORTON

Pure Decadence, "The Sugar" (Unreleased)


Banner night for the East End this Sunday. Birthday for Patrick of Pure Country Gold, belated bachelor party for Fireballs Of Freedom's Kelly "Gator" Gately and a welcome home benefit for David "Roach" Simmons of Fireballs, Starantula, Divining Rods, Thee Headliners, the Weaklings, Add-X ...   More
 
Friday, April 18, 2008 by JAY HORTON

Triple (Fuckin’) A: Amelia contemplates its accidental Adult Contempo existence.




However Amelia's Napster designation may read, the band's music has never been what you'd call “easy listening.” A homegrown trio borne upon disciplined songcraft and a drum-playing chanteuse, Amelia's sentiment-free chamber-roots music has won the hea...   More
 
Wednesday, April 16, 2008 by JAY HORTON

Triple (Fuckin’) A

Amelia contemplates its accidental Adult Contempo existence.


Music Stories
However Amelia’s Napster designation may read, the band’s music has never been what you’d call “easy listening.” A homegrown trio borne upon disciplined songcraft and a d ...   More
 
Wednesday, April 16, 2008 JAY HORTON

THE GOSSIP, Live In Liverpool (Columbia)




[SOUL-PUNK] Somewhere's between NME anointing her Coolest Person of 2006 and a “What Would Beth Ditto Do?” advice column appearing in The Guardian, the Gossip's larger-than-life vocalist (and her band) conquered England. Award-show duets with Pulp's Jarvis Cocker, a headlining set at Glast...   More
 
Wednesday, April 9, 2008 by JAY HORTON
 

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